Marlys Bowling Ozanne was born September 25, 1921 at her parent’s home, Thomas and Bertha (Theis) Bowling near Farmer, SD. She attended schools at the St. Peter’s Catholic School in Farmer, St. Mary’s Catholic School in Epiphany and the Edgerton Consolidated School in Fulton. On June 29, 1939 she married Maynard R. Ozanne in Mitchell. Marlys worked at Mitchell Produce while her husband served in the US Army. They operated the Ozanne Garage in Farmer and then resided in Lakeville, MN until the 1970’s, then moved to Henderson, NV and Carlos, MN before retiring in 1985 and moved to Emery. After retirement they enjoyed traveling in their motorhome to Arizona and Nevada. She was a member for over 40 years of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and served as past president in Lakeville, MN and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Emery. She had many hobbies and interests in gardening, canning, embroidery, baking and was an avid reader.
She is survived by her twin daughters: Jeannette Ozanne of Emery, Jeannene Jensen and companion Mark Anthony Rua of Henderson, NV, one son, Deone Ozanne and wife Susan of Burnsville, MN, five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two brothers: Howard Bowling of Rapid City, Darrell Bowling of Isanti, MN, and one sister, Marilyn Zeal of Temecula, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, Myrna, her husband, Maynard and two brothers, Lowell and Harlan.