PRICE-Mary Lucille Martucci Bowman Purcell, age 90, passed away April 14, 2014 at her home.
She was born June 4, 1923 in Price to Charles and Melba Quinn Martucci.
Married Stanley Bowman, Dec. 24, 1943 in Seminole, Okla. Through this union they were blessed with a son, Laurie "Butchie" Bowman. On June 29, 1950, she married the love of her life, Ivan R. "Lucky" Purcell in Castle Dale. They had three wonderful daughters, Gaye Lynn, Mary Ann "Annie" and Alicia.
Mary was a longtime resident of Carbon County and a professional student who shared a passion for learning. Her zest for knowledge enabled her to attend CEU.well into her seventies. She attended Carbon College, CEU, graduated from St. Mary's School of Nursing and was a member of Beta Sigma Phi. Her greatest accomplishment was working at the Carbon, U of U and Utah Valley Hospitals. She also enjoyed working for several nursing homes.
Mary was known for her style of dress and auburn hair. Her love of dance and youthful spirit kept everyone on their toes. She will be dearly missed by her family and many longtime friends.
Survived by her children, Laurie Bowman and Penny, Price, Gaye Lynn (Stan) Jacobson, Mapleton, Mary Ann Purcell, Orem, Alicia Purcell, Price, Coralee Purcell, Artis Purcell Haigler, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; acquired children, Thelma McGrath, Tim Jeys and Gilbert Madrid; sister-in-law, Jackie Davis, Price; brother-in-law, Floyd Greenwood, Sr., Price; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by parents, husbands, Stanley and Lucky; son, Ivan Purcell, siblings, Colleen Greenwood, Wilma Buskirk and William "Bill" Davis, Jr.
Funeral service, Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street-Price). Family will be at Mitchell's Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday one hour prior to services. Interment, Price City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Mary online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net