Joseph Bowman


Feb. 12, 1925 - Feb. 1, 2010

Joseph Eugene "Gene" Bowman passed away Feb. 1, 2010, in Walla Walla, at the age of 84 years. Memorial services will be Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home Chapel in Milton-
Freewater with Pastor Quinton Kimbrow of the Wesley United Methodist Church officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center Special Needs through the funeral home.

He was born Feb. 12, 1925, to Francis F. Bowman and Gladys M. Keeler in Freewater. His great-grandparents came west by wagon train in 1864 and his grandmother was born near Freewater.

Gene was a United States Postal Carrier from 1945 to 1980 in Milton and Freewater post offices. He married Vernie I. Mattie on June 7, 1954, and was married for 49 years.

He is survived by three daughters, Jan Howell, Spokane, Bev Bowman and Tammy Taylor, both of Federal Way; two sons, David Bowman, Edmonds, and Al Bowman, Shelton; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


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