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William L. "Bill" Bowman

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William L. "Bill" Bowman


   William LaDale Bowman 81, of Chester, t passed away Jan. 29, 2014 in the Madison Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Bowman was born July 3, 1932 in Pocatello, ID. the son of William Earl and Zina Campbell Bowman. He grew up and attended his schooling in Idaho graduating from Sugar Salem High School. While in High School he was active in the band playing the tuba. He also attended Merced college in California where he received a associated arts degree.

He married Wilma Jeanne Williams on Jan. 16, 1952 in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. William served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955 and served time in Korean War and was honorably discharged. He and Wilma made their home in Merced where William worked for the Merced Fire Department. After his retirement in l988 they moved to Chester where they have since resided.

He was active in the LDS Church. He and is wife served stake missions both in California and Idaho. They also served as temple officiators in the Idaho Falls Temple. William enjoyed camping, fishing, musical instruments and old cars.

He is survived by his wife Wilma of Chester, Children - Eric (Carmen) Bowman, Topeka, Kansas, David (Sabrina) Bowman, Chester, Illinois, LuAnn Bowman, Rexburg, ID.; Kevin (Lynette) Bowman, Santaquin. Utah. one sister Shirley (Bruce) Hilton, Saratoga, Ca.; 18 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a son Delynn Bowman, one sister Donna Wellard and brothers, Gail, Edward, Keith and two babies.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ashton LDS Stake Center with Bishop Michael McDonald of the Chester ward officiating. Friends may call at the Bidwell Funeral Home in St. Anthony Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 P.M. and at the church monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will be in the Chester Cemetery where military rites will be preformed by the St. Anthony V.F.W. and American Legion.


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