In memoriam Marie Sanowski, donation to Boys Town

Bill & Marie operated the Horseshoe Boys Ranch in Bend for more than a decade for boys aged 7-17 years-old attending from as far away as Sweden and Italy. The ranch taught horsemanship, camping, fishing, and rodeo events to campers who also did daily ranch chores and helped put up the ranch’s hay. The ranch’s summer programs, featured in Sunset Magazine, culminated with a four-day horseback camping trip along the Cascade Skyline Trail and continue to be fondly remembered by hundreds of former campers around the globe.

Marie Frances Sanowski, 91, passed away on February 17, 2022, after a brief illness, preceded by her husband, Bill, on July 5, 1999. Grandma Marie was a loyal contributor to Boys Town charities for decades. If you ever were in their home, you'll remember seeing the iconic Boys Town image in the kitchen and on her bedroom mirror of the "he's not heavy, he's my brother" logo.

We are donating funds in her memory to benefit Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, and any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause as supporting this charity has meant so much to Marie over the years.

Donations can also be mailed to:
Father Flanagan's Boys Home, Attn: Diane Achilles, 13603 Flanagan Blvd., Boys Town, Nebraska 68010.
Please put "In Memory of Marie Sanowski" in the memo.

More information about Father Flanagan's Boys' Home: Boys Town delivers an Integrated Continuum of Care for children and families. We employ a well-defined model that is backed by 100 years of experience and modern, cutting-edge research. our services range from crisis intervention to preventative solutions. By linking these services, Boys Town addresses the entire family's problems in a holistic way. Our goal is to ensure the safety, stability, and well-being of children and families. Regardless of their circumstances, all children deserve nothing less.


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