- May 30, 1943 - September 18, 2011
- Boise, Idaho
of Ann Marie's Passing
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Ann Marie Powell, 68, of Boise, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at a local hospital.
Ann was born on May 30, 1943 in Portage, Maine to Albert and Laura (Levesque) Bouchard. Ann moved to Idaho in 1950, attending Boise High School and graduated from Orofino High School in 1961. Ann lived in Orofino from 1960 to 1970. Ann married Evert Pederson in 1966 in Orofino, Idaho. She worked at the Idaho First National Bank from 1962 to 1968, and also Carroll Brock PA from 1968 to 1970. She was widowed in 1970 and returned to Boise.
She married Gary Tucker in 1973 and they later divorced in 1974. She married Douglas Powell in 1985, and they were later divorced in 1989. She studied at Dore Moon School of Dance and appeared in many local productions, including the First Music Week Production of Oklahoma in 1959. She was a talented seamstress and made all of her dance costumes and many costumes for other studio members. She continued with her crafts and sewing and made many outfits for her daughter, and granddaughters. She enjoyed camping in Northern Idaho in her earlier years, sewing, crafts, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Valerie (Nathan) Ragland of Boise; four sisters, Dolores (Elmer) Bouchard, Geraldine (Gerald) Dyson, Jeannine (Blaine) Tidwell, and Diana (Gene) Guthrie; one brother, Albert (Joan) Bouchard; two granddaughters, Emily Ragland and Claire Ragland; one grandson, Samuel Ragland, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Doris Bullard, and a niece, Kellie Pfeiffer.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 22, 2011 at Cloverdale Funeral Home, with a reception following at the Cloverdale Funeral Home Reception Center, 1200 N. Cloverdale Road, Boise. Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Orofino, Idaho at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 23, 2011.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Idaho Elk's Rehabilitation Hospital, The National Arthritis Foundation, or to BSU Friends of Nursing.