Tracy Ann Powers, 58, beloved wife of Bruce Powers, slipped peacefully away at home, from a cardiac event, on July 4, 2014.
She was born on Mother’s Day, May 13, 1956, to Terry E. and Dee McNally Nobles in Bozeman. Tracy attended grade school in Billings, and middle and senior high schools in Phoenix, Ariz., graduating from Phoenix West High in 1974. She attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, as well as Phoenix College, after which she owned and operated an answering service. She was the youngest person in Arizona at that time to do so.
In October 1978, she married Michael Lee Davis, whom she had met at NAU. They moved to Billings in 1982, where they raised their four children: Daniel Robert, Alyssa Dee, Anthony Michael and Noelle Elizabeth. They were foster parents for several years, and Tracy provided daycare for many more children. Their home was a busy, noisy place, literally crawling with kids!
She was very skilled at needlework, and participated in craft shows throughout the area in the mid-’80s. During more recent times, she took up crocheting.
Tracy loved kitty cats from the time she was a little girl, and always had at least two “furry beasts” to love. Her beloved pets Casper and Stormy were with her when she died.
She successfully battled cancer in 2000, and was a proud participant for the Relay for Life.
In December 2006, Tracy married Bruce Powers, and they had seven-plus happy years together. They enjoyed movie and dinner dates, and spending time with friends.
At the time of her death, Tracy worked in the Patient Financial Office of the Billings Clinic Cancer Center, where she made many friends with patients and coworkers alike. She loved her job and was very good at it.
She was predeceased by her father, Terry; paternal grandparents, Verle and Nina Nobles; maternal grandmother Beth McNally; stepmother Corinne Lynch; and uncle Dave McNally.
She is survived by her loving husband, Bruce; her children, Danny (Chastity) Davis, Austin, Texas, Alyssa (Chris) Bergeron, San Diego, Anthony Davis, Dallas, Texas, and Noelle Davis, Billings; and two grandsons, Blake and Aiden Bergeron, whom she adored. She watched them grow via Skype, and loved to interact with them. She was looking forward to a third grandson, Rylen, due this summer.
Additional survivors include her mother, Dee Nobles; brothers Mark (Brenda) Nobles, Evergreen, Colo., and Mitch Nobles, Vancouver, Wash.; uncles Dan McNally, Twin Peaks, Calif., and Jim (Judy) McNally, Billings; aunt Jean McNally, Billings; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by her special friend of 40 years, Barbara (Jeff) Hill and their daughter, Laura Fike, who was like a special niece to her. Tracy is also survived by many dear and loving friends, who will truly miss her.
A funeral service will be at 9 a.m. Friday, July 11, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
The family suggests memorials to Billings Clinic Cancer Center or the charity of one’s choice.
She will forever live in our hearts.