On February 13, 2019, Josephine (Jo) Bowers crossed over the rainbow bridge greeted by all of her furry and feathered friends who were waiting for her there. Jo was born August 21, 1928 in Saguache county, Colorado to Joseph (Dode) and Thelma Crow. She grew up on their Ranch/Homestead which is now part of the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. She graduated from Mosca High School and attended Adams State College before going to Nurses Training in Denver, where she met the love of her life, Bob Bowers. They were married in September 1948. They raised cattle and sheep in the Mosca area before moving to Alamosa. Jo worked for Dr. Anderson, Dr. Bradshaw, and Dr. Gray. When Dr. Gray left the area she began a job with the Colorado Department of Agriculture and was a founding member of the Alamosa Seniors, of whom she considered her extended family. One of her favorite activities was quilting and was a member of several quilt guilds and loved sharing her passion with everyone. Jo was an animal lover from the day she was born and was always taking in and caring for strays.
Jo was preceded in death by her parents, Dode and Thelma, brother Victor Crow, Sister Shirley Mullings, twin sons who died at birth and husband Robert (Bob) Bowers.
She is survived by her daughter, Toni Bowers, nieces Vicki Sue (Ken) Davis, Sandi (Dwight) Olkjer, Jody (Dick) Hale, nephew Rick Mullings, and her loving dog Ora and Ora’s newly adopted family and special friends Amber and Jane Moeller.
Services will be held at a later date when weather is easier to travel for friends and family who live outside of the valley. In lieu of flowers, continue her kindness and compassion by volunteering at the Valley Humane League, or by making a donation to the Valley Humane League. Donations will be cared for through Rogers Family Mortuary of Alamosa.