Joan “Jo” Dee Bowers (1935 – 2014)

Joan “Jo” Dee Bowers, 79 of La Grande, passed away at a local care facility on Sunday, August 3, 2014.

Joan was born February 27, 1935 in Bryan, Ohio to Weldon and Evah (Churchman) Roberts. Joan was raised by her grandparents, Chlo & Hillary Churchman of Bryan, Ohio. She graduated from Bryan High School. She married Max Bowers on February 19, 1959.

Joan enjoyed old movies, doll collecting, making bead jewelry and enjoyed housekeeping. She especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren’s activities.

Joan is survived by her husband, Max of La Grande; sons, Bruce and his wife Sylvia of Baker City, Oregon, Brian and his wife Lisa of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Barry and his wife Heidi of Summerville, Oregon; 10 grandchildren and 8 nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by her mother, Evah Churchman; grandparents Chlo and Hillary Churchman; brother, David Moorehead and sister, Barbara Lynn Moorehead.

A viewing will be held at Loveland Funeral Chapel on Friday, August 8th 10:00 – 11:00a.m. A Graveside Service will be held in Stryker, Ohio on Wednesday, August 13th at 10:00 a.m.

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