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Information for Lawrence Jay Bower
22 January, 1907
13 August, 1986
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
August, 1986
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Jay Bower

     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 great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Raymond; a grandson, Randy Morrison; and a son-in-law, Elmo Love.
     Pallbearers will be grandsons, Dwayne, Larry, Steven, Michael and David Love, Blaine Morrison, Kevin Vert and Lyle Bridge.
     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.