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Jeanette (Jinger) E. Bowers June 30, 1952 ~ March 24, 2020


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Jeanette (Jinger) E. Bowers 67, of Palm Bay, Florida, passed away calmly and peacefully at the Indian River Center with her husband by her side on March 24, 2020 under the care of the VITAS Hospice staff after a 13 year battle with dementia.

Jinger was born on June 30, 1952 in Tampa, Florida to her proud parents, Louis J. Middlebrook and  Jeanette A. Middlebrook who both predeceased her. She grew up in Tampa and Brandon, graduated King High School, Class of 1970, and later attended Hillsborough Community College where she received an A.A. degree while being honored on the National Deans list for 1996, 1997 and 1998. During that time she was also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Society.

Jinger worked at many challenging professions. She held a Florida’s Real Estate License during the 1980s and 1990s and worked several years in the life insurance industry and food brokerage profession before dementia forced an early retirement in 2007.

Her husband, James F. Bowers, and her son James F. Bowers II and daughter-in-law, Tami L. Bowers survive her along with her two loving grandchildren, Louis J. Bowers and Aaron Z. Bowers.

Her mother-in-law, Lois J. Bowers (94) of Punta Gorda, Florida also survive her along with numerous Nephews, Nieces and Cousins.

She enjoyed family, friends and travel but mostly she enjoyed being with her son and grandchildren.  She was a loving and giving wife and mother and was loved by whoever met her.

Jinger’s wish was to be cremated so no viewing is scheduled.  Also, due to recent events with the virus, all services are being postponed until a later date. She is being cared for at Ammen Family Cremation and Funeral Care, located at 1001 South Hickory Street in Melbourne, Florida.


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WANDA Middlebrook

March 26, 2020, 7:42 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. ” Tootie ” was always so happy and loving. A joy to be around. Loved to talk around the table, and drink coffee. Really loved her family. I miss the times we shared together. I rember her trips to Ga, family get togethers and working together.💔
Love to all, Wanda

David and Judy Butler

March 27, 2020, 9:37 am

We were so happy to have known Jinger, even though we had met her after her dementia began. She was a delight and we shared many lovely times together. There were the movie afternoons with Jim and David, mornings watching the men fly their RC planes and our occasional dinner together. We even went shopping together. She is missed by both of us. Our deepest condolences to Jim, as his loss is the greatest of all.

Marylou Gallego-Diaz

March 27, 2020, 3:46 pm

I met Jinger because she needed care but I loved spending time with her Friday’s & Saturday’s . She was sweet , kind, and so funny! I think about her all the time and wonder how she’s doing . Such a loveable and lovely lady , I am so sorry to hear this and so sorry for your loss. She will truly be missed .

Cliff Smith

April 5, 2020, 2:01 pm

Brother Jim. She was an awesome lady in the truest sense of the word, You were the best, most caring husband throughout that terrible illness and you are admired with the highest possible respect by your friends at the flying field. We all had you both our prayers the entire time . Please know we were all honored to have known her and her gentle ways. She was a ray of sunshine. We all love and honor you my brother.

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