|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1912|
|Death: ||Jun. 12, 1998|
Adeline A.Bowerman 86 of East Jordan, died Friday, June 12,1998 at Charlevoix Area Hospital.
Adeline was born on Feb. 18,1912, in Napoleon, the daughter of Grover L. and Lydia Alice (Giles) Hyatte, where she grew up. On Dec. 20, 1942 in Napoleaon, she married Edgar Bowerman. They moved to Detroit in 1942 and then to East Jordan in 1945. Together they owned and operated a marina, Ed's Boats, from 1939 to 1955 and Swan's Motel form 1955 to 1971.
She graduated from Napoleon High School in 1930. She received a Life Certificate in 1934 and bachelor of arts degree in 1937 from Western Michigan University. In 1965, she received a master's degree from Michigan State University. She was an elemetary school teacher for a total of 33 years, five years in Napoleon, four years in Howell, and 24 years in East Jordan. Adeline retired from the East Jordan Public School system in June of 1972.
She shared and taught a variety of crafts to relatives and friends and craft groups in church and senior center. Adeline was a member for more then 45 years and Past Noble Grand of Jassamine Rebekah Lodge No. 365. She was also a member of the Retired School Teachers Ass. and the E.J. United Methodist Church. She started the scouting program in East Jordan and was a leader for 18 years. She also led the childrens choirs and held various offices in the Methodist church. She had received the Outstanding Cummunity Service Award in 1971, presetned by the East Jordan Police and mother of the year award in 1978. presented by the Lions club.
Adleine is survived by two children Donald (Margaret "Peggy") Bowerman of East Jordan and Sandra (Alex) Blanchard of El Paso Texas. Five grandchildren Jonathan Bowerman, Catherine Brannon and James Bowerman all of East Jordan and Kathleen Blanchard and Kimberly Russello both of El Paso Texas and one sister Gladys (Richard ) Smith of Brooskville Fla. several nieces and nephews.
She was preceeded in death by her husband Edgar Bowerman on June 25, 1983 two sisters Irene Snyder and Alice Buckley and one brother Raymond Hyatte,
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