Services for Jay
Bower, 79, of Boise, who died Wednesday, Aug. 13, at home of
natural causes will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel
of the Chimes, Meridian.
Pastor Bob Hines of the Broadway Avenue Baptist Church,
Boise, will officiate. Burial will follow in Hillcrest
Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
Mr. Bower, a retired farmer, was born Jan. 22,
1907, at St. Paul, Neb., to Richard and Minnie Bower. He
was reared and educated in Nebraska, and moved with his family
to Idaho in 1934. He had farmed near Lake Lowell, at
Parma, and retired from a farm in Kuna. He married Elno
Ross Coggeshall on July 10, 1971, at Boise.
He is survived by his wife, Elno of Boise; a daughter,
Irene Love of Eugene, Ore.; three daughters and sons-in-law,
Eileen and Robert Hill, and Elaine and Jerry Morrison, all of
Boise, and Lois and Larry Bridge of Wasilla, Alaska; a
stepdaughter, Sara Henry of Tucson, Ariz.; a stepson, Dave R.
Coggeshall of Boise; a brother, Glen Bower of Caldwell; a
sister, Florence Miller of Nampa; 13 grandchildren; and 11
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and
Raymond; a grandson, Randy Morrison; and a son-in-law, Elmo
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Dwayne, Larry, Steven,
Michael and David Love, Blaine Morrison, Kevin Vert and Lyle
Memorials may be made to the Mountain States Tumor
Institute, 151 E. Bannock St., Boise 83712.
Friends may call today until 8 p.m. at the Chapel of
the Chimes in Meridian.