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Irma Drew (Bower) Bayless

Born: Sat., Jul. 11, 1936
Died: Fri., Oct. 23, 2015

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Irma Drew Bayless, 79, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2015 at the Powell Valley Hospital. Irma was born July 11, 1936 in San Diego, California, the daughter of Earl Kenneth and Mary Ann Kimball Bower.

She graduated from Yuma High School in Yuma, Arizona and received her paralegal certificate from Chapman College. Irma worked at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles under James Oakerson for 12 years; this was her favorite job. She married Glenn Allen Bayless. They moved to Wyoming twenty years ago to retire. Glenn passed away in July of 2004.  

Irma loved the entertainment industry, mostly ballet and opera, and museums. She was a patron of the arts. She loved animals, especially cats. Hobbies include card games like gin and solitaire both with cards and on her computer, reading, and music which was her passion.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Lou Hardisty; brother, Earl K. Bower Jr.; daughters, Cheryl Lynn Zelus, Rose Marie Bayless, and Kim Roepke; and grandchildren, Matthew Ryan Zelus, Andrew Jacob Zelus, and Emma Isabel Zelus.

Cremation has taken place. Private family services will be held at a later date.

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