AVERILL PARK – Diana Strate Bowhall, age 65 a resident of Averill Park died on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington surrounded by her family.
She was born in Gouverneur on August 29, 1948. She was the daughter of Malcolm Strate and Lois (Dane) Strate. Diana received her education in Gouverneur. She married Michael Gene Bowhall on September 4, 1971.
She loved children. For many years Diana babysat kids in her home and later worked in child care for the Averill Park Central School District. Survivors include her husband, Michael G. Bowhall of Averill Park; her children, Bradley Bowhall (Elizabeth) of Old Chatham and Tracie Teal (Brian) of Poestenkill; two grandchildren, Zachary and Kara Teal; her mother, Lois Strate and her brothers and sisters, Terry, Larry, Shirley, Randy, Laura and Susan, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her father, Malcolm Strate and a sister, Kathy. A celebration of Dianas life will be held at the convenience of the family. If friends desire, contributions in memory of Diana may be made to either the Eddy Alzheimers Center or the Danforth Adult Care Home through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.