Ada C. Bohl, longtime resident of Pompeys Pillar, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter, Darlene A. Bohl, who was at her side, on Tuesday evening, Dec. 18, 2012, where she had resided for the past two and a half months.
Ada was born on May 2, 1922, to her parents, Stephen W. and Martha E. Ewen in Worden, the oldest of nine children. She graduated from Huntley Project High School in 1941 and received a teaching certificate from Eastern Montana Normal School, Billings. She taught one year at a small county school near Hysham.
Ada was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Congregational Church, Worden.
She married George Bohl on June 10, 1944. They farmed near Pompeys Pillar and raised six children. They raised a large garden, and Ada spent countless hours preserving vegetables for her family, as well as being a talented baker, making bread and other baked goods for the family. She was the epitome of a farm wife and homemaker.
Ada was a talented seamstress and taught her skills to many youth in the 4-H program, and was asked to judge the projects of youth at many fairs. She also enjoyed doing crafts, and made many decorative counted cross-stitch pictures and crocheted doilies and tablecloths.
She is survived by one sister, Marjorie Durrand, Boston; brothers Keith Ewen (Doris), Worden, and Bob Ewen (Theresa), Billings. She was preceded in death by her husband, George; one sister, Marlene Spooner; and brothers Edwin Ewen, Clyde Ewen, Richard Ewen and Oliver Ewen.
She is survived by her children, Joyce E. Howard (John), Huntley; Jeanne K. Kronemeyer (Stuart), Hot Springs, S.D.; G. Edward Bohl (Heidi), Tenino, Wash.; William H. Bohl, Blackfoot, Idaho; Darell S. Bohl (Susan), Pompeys Pillar; and Darlene A. Bohl, Billings. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
At her request, a quite graveside service was held on Friday, Dec. 21, at the Pleasantview Cemetery in Ballantine.
Condolences may be shared with the family at www.michelottisawyers.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Bethlehem Congregational Church, Worden, or American Cancer Society.