May 13, 2007
Bill Bowes, right, watches over his wife Marie, left, in the living room of their home in Steamboat Springs on Wednesday. Bowes and his wife Marie (not pictured) have lived in Steamboat since the 1960s but have recently been joined in their home by their daughter, Heidi Nunnikhoven, not pictured, and her family who help care for the elderly couple.
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A vase of lavender tulips sits on a table to the right of Marie Bowes' recliner. To Marie's left is a picture window overlooking a giant meadow turned green with the change of seasons. Snow still covers the mountain peaks that tower above the meadow.