June 30, 1924 - August 19, 2020
Cloydine Bower passed away August 19, 2020. She was 96 and living independently at Lancaster Village.
Cloydine was born in Hopewell to Henry and Reva Davidson. She was pre-deceased by her brother, Fred Davidson and sister, Janet McMannis. She graduated from Salem High School (now North Salem High) and lived the rest of her life in Salem. She did accounting work (Curly’s Dairy) and eventually managed the Salem Boise Cascade Credit Union.
Cloydine married Charles (Chuck) Bower on 6/3/43 at the Jason Lee Church. They celebrated
70 years of marriage in 2013 by renewing their vows. Chuck passed away in December 2013. Two daughter, Claudia Ferguson and Tamara Medlock, completed their family.
Cloydine loved sewing and made many quilts. She also enjoyed her water aerobics class at the KROC Salvation Army Center. Cloydine and Chuck enjoyed many trips in and out of the US, especially Australia and several Pre-Masters Golf Tournaments.
Cloydine was Past President of the women’s American Legion #136, volunteered for Helping Hands and was a member of Englewood United Methodist Church.
Cloydine is survived by daughters Claudia (Jim) Ferguson and Tamara Medlock, grandchildren
Heather (Michael Braddock) Harmon, Charles “Chip” (Wendy) Harmon, Dr. Tanisha (Matt) Pelletier and Justin (Hannah) Medlock, great grandchildren Charles “Chase”, Mia, and Bree Harmon, Isabella and Asa Pelletier, Braxton and Kaya Medlock. In addition, she was loved and will be missed by many extended family members and friends.
Donations can be made to Helping Hands of Salem or Trinity United Methodist Church. Due to COVID concerns there will not be a Memorial Service but her ashes were joined with Chuck’s during a small family gathering at Willamette National Cemetery.
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