Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Benefit Sale

Benefit Garage Sale and Bake Sale
Saturday December 6th at 6:00am
1704 N. Gentry Cir. Mesa, AZ 85213
East of Gilbert Rd./ South of McKellips

Jeremy George Bowles passed away on November 3rd, 2008, after a 14-year battle with Crohn’s disease. We are hoping to help raise enough money for Sara and her 4 children to stay afloat. They have medical expenses, funeral expenses and normal day to day bills to pay.
If you have anything to donate to this sale please contact Leah Lowe 480-226-8972 or drop off any items at the Lowe Home 1704 N. Gentry Cir. Mesa, AZ 85213

When Jeremy was in High School he had a two week period of intense abdominal symptoms and discomfort. At the age of 21 he went into the hospital after a 2 month period of strait pain thinking he had appendicitis. While there they found much more. They learned that Jeremy had Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that primarily involves the small and large intestine, but can also affect other areas of the digestive system. Crohn’s is usually found in people while in their teens or twenties. One of the most difficult potentials of Crohn’s is the element that it can create small, scattered and shallow crater-like erosions in the inner surface of the bowel. This can create scarring and stiffness that along with narrowing of the bowel, can also lead to obstruction. Now after 28 surgeries, and years of suffering through this process, Jeremy and his family are no closer to peace than when it had all began. Jeremy has had a difficult time keeping employment due to his frequent hospital stays, and this past year has been his attempt to return to the workforce when he took over as manager of Dairy Queen. This year has been what seems like one of the most challenging for the Bowles family, and Jeremy has been in and out of the hospital several times. He has been sick since summer and Sara has managed to keep things going. Unfortunately the disease, took Jeremy’s life.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Twilight the Movie!

Call me crazy but I went and saw the midnight showing of Twilight. It was so much fun. I'm going to have some good memories about that night for a long time! My shirt says, I'm totally guilty of being a hardcore insanely obsessed Twilighter...Team Edward!Sarah and I in the theater waiting for the show to start!
Lauren and I, Her shirt said Team Jacob, but we don't discriminate so we let her be in our group! J/K Lauren!
My SIL Maggie just happened to get tickets to the same theater so she sat with us. And my cousin Jandi was sitting right behind us. It was good to be able to catch up with her.
L to R Jennifer, me, Stephanie, and Heather. Heather gave me my shirt for my birthday and she got similar ones for her self and Steph (her sister). We all had a great time, I can't wait to do something crazy like this again with them all!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me

This year I had an awesome birthday! I had a family party tonight. Where my dad gave everyone a quiz about me. My brother-in-law did better than Stu on the test! Actually, I think most people did better than Stu on the quiz. LOL :)

We went out to dinner on my actual birthday... because Joe's real BBQ gives you free food on your birthday. Also, my visiting teachers threw together a girls night and took me out to dinner for my birthday yesterday. We went to apple bee's and I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. :0) Thanks girls!
And my work threw me a party!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My Brother Nov. 27, 1974 - Nov. 3, 2008

Jeremy George Bowles, passed away peacefully at home in his sleep November 3, 2008 after a 14–year battle with Crohn’s disease. Jeremy was born November 27, 1974 in Mesa, Arizona. He graduated form Gilbert High School and served an LDS Mission in Vancouver, Canada, where he was first diagnosed with Crohn’s. He married Sara Lyn Richardson in the Mesa Arizona Temple on September 12, 1997 and is the father of four children: Melodee (10), Cameron (6), Brandon (6) and McKenzee (3). Jeremy was known for his love of life and family, often laughing with others to the point of breathlessness.
He is survived by his wife, children, and his parents, Don and Jolene Bowles; brothers and sisters, Leah (Eric) Lowe, Ben (Maggie) Bowles, Daniel (Kati) Bowles, James (Cicily) Bowles, Deborah (Stuart) Williams; grandparents, Ronald and Bertie Bowles, Donna Carpenter; great-grandmother, Thelma Carpenter.
An account has been set up at the National Bank in Overgaard.
A visitation will be held 6-8 PM, Thursday, November 6, 2008 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Heber Ward Chapel, Hwy 260, Heber, Arizona. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Friday, November 7, 2008 at the same location with a visitation 1 hour prior to the services. Owens Livingston Mortuary of Snowflake handled the arrangements.
We never called them Hospitals we called them Jeremy's Hotels!

Jeremy and his family taken last November.