Bower, Clyde Hibbard (April 18, 1892 - April 17, 1967)


Unknown - April 27, 1967

Clyde Hibbard Bower was born at Ulysses, Nebraska April 18, 1892 and passed away in Douglas April 17, 1967. Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church April 20, with the Rev. Neil Warner officiating. Interment was in Douglas Park Cemetery.

While still a child, Mr. Bower moved from Ulysses to Kearney, Nebraska where he attended schools and grew to manhood.

He was married April 30, 1912, and with his wife, Hazel, moved to Lower LaPrele community where the operated a ranch for about 25 years. Mr. Bower was very active in LaPrele community affairs, serving on the school board, and promoting 4-H and other youth activities. He was a charter member of the Converse County Farm Bureau, and a member of the Wyoming Pioneer Associating and the Methodist Church.

After the family moved to Douglas, Mr. Bower operated a construction company, specializing in dirt moving and building dams. He served as fire chief at the prisoner of war cam during World War II, and later was employed in the War Assets program. During this time he was a member of the Douglas Lions Club.

Later, he and his wife acquired and operated an apartment house and trailer court, which he supervised until his death.

Besides his wife, Hazel, he is survived by a son, Bruce Bower, Douglas; two daughters, Mrs. Maurine Hardesty, Douglas; and Mrs. Erma Edwards, Everett, Wash., a sister Clara McLachlin, Kearney, Nebraska, who attended funeral services; a brother, Vern Bower, Anaheim, Calif. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were five grandchildren-Clyde C. Bower, Robert Bower, Dick Bower, Butch Nachtman, Cecil Van Patten; also Richard Burks.


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