Jan. 24, 1959-Oct. 11, 2012
TULSA, Okla. - Services for Dori Ellen Bowie, 53, of Tulsa, Okla., are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Living Word Lutheran Church, Marshall. Visitation is at 9 a.m. Saturday until time of services at the church. Burial is at the Marshall Cemetery, Marshall.
She died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at her home. The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.
Dori Ellen Bowie, daughter of Daryl and Ethel (Gullickson) Johnson, was born on Jan. 24, 1959, in Sioux Falls, S.D. She grew up there and received her education, graduating from Washington High School in 1977.
Dori worked for a few months in Sioux Falls after graduating and then was married to James Bowie. They moved to Topeka, Kan., where she worked at the shoe store James had managed. They later divorced. Dori had moved to Tulsa, Okla., where she went to college for graphic design. After graduating she went to work for United Entertainment as a director of graphic design. Dori also worked for EMG Graphic Systems, Inc. for 12 years. During that time she met Mark Carey and was married in 1990. Dori was extremely talented with drawing and art design for companies and received many awards and recognition for her achievements. She was very well known in the graphic design profession and was sought out by many companies for her talent, skill, and vision for successful projects.
Dori had a great love for her cats. She was known to take in strays that needed love and care. She had a love for horses and loved watching the Kentucky Derby. Dori was an avid gardener and loved flowers. She always was willing to help anyone in need just as one of God's servants. Dori truly loved the Lord, her family and friends.
Survivors include her mother Ethel Johnson of Marshall; sisters Joanne Talley of Hutchinson, Kan., Sally Larson of Westminster, Calif., and Deb Severson of Marshall; and many other relatives and friends.
Dori was preceded in death by her father, Daryl Johnson, and brother, Dean Johnson.