Charles Bovee

June 6, 1930-Dec. 22, 2019

Charles A. Bovee, 89,

Minot, passed away on

Sunday, December 22,

2019 in his home.

Charles Avery Bovee, Jr.

(Chick) was born in

Jamestown, ND on June 6,

1930, the son of Charles

and Cassie (Oothoudt)

Bovee. He was raised and

educated in Jamestown,

and he graduated from

Jamestown High School in

1948. In high school, he

met the love of his life,

Mary Parkhouse.

On February 8, 1950,

Charles was united in

marriage to Mary Jane

Parkhouse. They moved

to Minot where Charles

worked as a conductor for

the Great Northern Rail-

road. This later became

the Burlington Northern

Railroad. He retired fol-

lowing 44 years of service.

Together they raised their

family of four children.

Chick enjoyed many

hours at lake cabins be-

longing to his sister, Ina

and son, Steven. He loved

sitting on the patio for

cocktail hour and enjoyed

campfires. At the lake, he

learned to fish, and he al-

ways enjoyed catching the

biggest one. We won’t

mention that his rod was

in the rod holder most of

the time. Chick also en-

joyed watching his son,

Steven, and grandson Jae-

son, play sports. Later in

life, he enjoyed watching

and following all of his

grandchildren in any

sports in which they par-

ticipated. He loved watch-

ing sports on TV and was

an avid Detroit Tigers,

NDSU and Vikings fan.

Chick enjoyed playing pi-

nochle with his buddies

at the Moose Lodge. He

and his son Steven, spent

many fun hours playing

as pinochle partners. He

always made it a goal to

beat his wife and

daughter-in-law, Susie.

Chick also played pool for

many years. At one time,

both of his sons played on

his team and they took

first place in the Lafleur

tournament in Minot.

Charles was a current

member of Bethany Luth-

eran Church and the

Moose Lodge in Minot.

Charles is survived by:

Daughter, Susan Staiger

and husband Ron of

Bismarck and their three

children Jaeson Swanson

of Parker, CO, Cassie Jeter

of Mandan, and Andrew

Staiger and wife Melanie

of Bismarck; Son, Charlie

Bovee of Minot, and

daughter Allison Bovee of

Phoenix, AZ; Son, Steven

Bovee, Sr. and wife Sue

and daughter, Kami

Roberts and husband

Daniel of Minot;


Schumaker and husband

Mark and son Justin

Wood and wife Becky of

Minot; Great- grandchil-

dren include: Parker

Swanson, Anna Staiger,

Avery Jeter, Kohlee and

McClain Roberts,

Adalynne and Dominic


Charles was preceded

in death by his parents;

wife of 68 years, Mary

Bovee; Son-in-law, Jeffrey

Wood; and grandson,

Steven Bovee, Jr. Si-

blings: Addison Bovee,

Ina Werner, and Patty


Visitation: There will be

no reviewal as cremation

has taken place, however,

friends may sign a guest

register on Monday (to-

day) December 30, 2019

from 3 until 5 pm at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot

Memorial Service:

Thursday, January 2, 2020

at 11 am at Bethany Luth-

eran Church, Minot

Inurnment: Thursday,

January 2, 2020 at 1 pm at

Sunset Memorial Gar-

dens, Minot.

Those wishing to sign

the online register and

share memories may ac-

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section at (www.