Elsie (1908 - 2003)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)
Surnames: Bowman, Frank, Roby, Burchard, Morris-Ward.
Elsie Bowman, age 94, of Gig Harbor, WA died Jan. 29, 2003. She was born July 15, 1908 in Granton to Fred and Allie Frank.
Elsie and her husband, Albert Roby lived in Gig Harbor for many years. After their return to Gig Harbor, Albert died in a car accident in 1973. Elsie was then married to Alfred Bowman, who died in 1982. They belonged to "Good Sam Club".
Elsie worked and volunteered at Cottesmore Nursing Home and was a member of the Burley Bible Church and the Peninsula Baptist Church. She was known for her love of birds and gardening.
Surviving Elsie is a daughter, Louise Bowman (Keith) of Marysville, WA; grandchildren, Carrie Burchard, Kimberly Morris-Ward, and Benjamin K Bowman; great-grandchildren, Madeline and Michael Burchard and Ryan, Annie, Mirin and Grace Morris-Ward.
The Bowman family would like to thank "Welcome House" for the loving care that was shown to Elsie. Remembrances may be made to Cottesmore Christian Child Care Fund of "Welcome House". A memorial service was held Feb. 5th at Haven of Rest Funeral Home in Gig Harbor.
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