Funeral services for LeRoy Bowman, well-known Butter Creek rancher, will be conducted at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Folsom Chapel, here by the Rev. O. D. Harris, Christian Church minister. Ted Roy will sing. [Interment at Olney Cemetery.]
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Mr. Bowman, 55, died at St. Anthony’s hospital yesterday [May 14, 1947]. He was born Feb. 15, 1892 near Pendleton to the late Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Bowman, Umatilla County pioneers, who came to Oregon with their parents when they were both small children.
Mr. Bowman was educated in the Pendleton and Portland schools and Feb. 28, 1914 married Gladys Van Orsdall, Pendleton, who with their two children Wayne Oliver Bowman, Pilot Rock, and Mrs. Betty Jane Fidler of Seattle, survive. He also leaves two grandchildren, Judith Kay Bowman and Jon Fidler; four brothers, Oscar Bowman, Hugh Bowman, Kenneth Bowman and Robert Bowman all of Pendleton; three sisters, Mr. Florence Windsor, Pendleton, Mrs. Albert Moser, Pilot Rock, and Mrs. John Crow, Pendleton.
Mr. Bowman was a life member of the Elks and spent the greater part of his life in Pendleton. For 21 years he was a wheat rancher in Idaho.
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