Yvonne Bowers Obituary
 
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Yvonne Downing Bowers

July 12, 1947 - March 30, 2013
Obituary

Yvonne Downing Bowers, strong, loving, lizard licking tongue, green and red velour wearing woman (Christmas we had bets on which one she would wear); died on Saturday, March 30, 2013, after a 4 year battle with breast cancer. Yvonne's greatest loves were her kids, grandkids, family, gardening, chocolate, seafood, and any other goodies she could get her hands on! Yvonne considered everyone her family and usually could make anyone smile. She was respectful but curt…don't do anything she thought was wrong, or make a promise you couldn't keep, or she would let you know it! She would even "believe" you said you would help, and of course you...
Yvonne Downing Bowers, strong, loving, lizard licking tongue, green and red velour wearing woman (Christmas we had bets on which one she would wear); died on Saturday, March 30, 2013, after a 4 year battle with breast cancer. Yvonne's greatest loves were her kids, grandkids, family, gardening, chocolate, seafood, and any other goodies she could get her hands on! Yvonne considered everyone her family and usually could make anyone smile. She was respectful but curt…don't do anything she thought was wrong, or make a promise you couldn't keep, or she would let you know it! She would even "believe" you said you would help, and of course you didn't, and you would be in trouble! Most of the time we think she probably had asked one of her kids or grandkids, but never asked the one she intended to ask! She loved being "loved" and that showed in all aspects of her life. She gave even when she didn't have the strength or means to give. Oh, and then there were airplanes…she was meant to work for Boeing. It was a passion that grew when her dad worked there in the 40's. She loved airshows and anything to do with flying. Always wondering what type of plane she would travel on and fascinated by planes others were on too. She worked towards a pilot's license when she worked at Thun Field. She worked for Boeing as a kid, left and then returned, later retiring from there. She started a new career with a psychologist and retired to fight her battle with cancer (hmmmm…we often wonder if it was us kids or Boeing that drove her to that job). Mom fought cancer and never gave up. She believed she would be cured and never doubted it, even up to the last week of her life. She wanted time to travel and watch the grandkids and great-grandkids grow. She wanted to plant beautiful gardens and have bbq's with people coming to visit. Rest in peace, momma, grandma, sister, cousin, friend, co-worker; our lives are better for having you in it and will forever be lost without you here.The family thanks all her caregivers, supporters and friends for their guidance, love, care and help. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 13th, 2013, at 2 pm, at Powers Funeral Home, 320 W. Pioneer Ave, Puyallup. A reception for family and friends will take place immediately following, at the Puyallup Elks Club, 314 27th St NE. Puyallup WA. Please join us as we honor Yvonne.

"Hi Yvonne, thought of you many times in this last year since your funeral. Your guest book may be going away, but your memory, your smile and your..." Konni Kasemeier (Tacoma, WA)

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