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James "Jim" Bowman Sr. '64 December 1, 2016 2:11 PM updated: December 1, 2016 2:12 PM

Published in The Seattle (WA) Times on Dec. 1, 2016

James Wayne Bowman Sr.(1942 - 2016)
James Wayne Bowman, Sr.

James Wayne "Jim" Bowman Sr. age 74, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2016 after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer.

Jim was born on July 12, 1942 in San Antonio, TX to Margaret Rose and Moir Virgil Bowman. Jim married Nora Mae Gerloff November 17, 1961. He graduated from Texas A&M University, BA Accounting in 1964. He moved his family to Federal Way, WA in 1966. A member St. Vincent De Paul Parish family for 50 years. He was a coach, mentor, and community leader.

Jim was preceded in death by his first wife of 44 years, Nora Mae Gerloff Bowman. They are survived by their five children, Beatrice "Bunny" Bowman Fox (Gary), James Bowman Jr. (Yaowapha), John Bowman (Kim), Ralph Bowman (Kelly), and Joe Bowman (Sarah). 15 Grandkids: Ashley, Kendra, Matt, JT (James III), Katie, Austin, Beau, Ben, Brad, Nikky, Jessica, Emily, Bryan, Grant, Anabelle. 6 great grandkids with a 7th on the way.

In February 2009, he was re-united with his first girlfriend, Paulette Roundtree were married and remained happy together until his death.

He is loved and will be missed...may he rest in peace.

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