It is with great sorrow that the family of Delia Frances Bohdan (née Gower) announces that she lost her battle with COVID-19 on January 5, 2021.
Delia was born June 26, 1935 in Reno, Nevada, the oldest child of Chester and Nina Gower, and later becoming the big sister to Clara and Harold. When she was 7 years old, the family moved to Winnemucca where she would graduate from Humboldt County High School in 1953.
In 1957, she married A. T. (Tex) Giger in Farmington, New Mexico. The couple had two children, Janice and Raymond. They divorced after a few years, and Delia and her children moved back to Sparks, Nevada. In 1966, she married Edward John Bohdan. Ed adopted Jan and Ray, and in 1970, a third child was born—daughter Gwen.
Delia was employed for 24 years at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology as coordinator for the Northern Nevada Craniofacial Clinic. She retired in March 2008.
She loved her family more than anything. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, and aunt.
In her off time, she enjoyed playing piano and attending services and Bible study at the Sparks United Methodist Church.
Delia is preceded in death by her parents, Nina and Chester; husband Ed; sister Clara, and great-granddaughter, Raeanna. She is survived by her brother, three children, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Due to COVID-19, funeral services are being postponed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Sparks United Methodist Church or other charity of the donor’s choice.