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Alphe Bower Jr. (1939 - 2013)

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Alphe Joseph Bower, Jr.

RAYNE - Funeral services for Mr. Alphe Joseph Bower, Jr., 74, of Rayne will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. in Duhon Funeral Home Chapel, Rayne. Pastor Anthony Rice will officiate. Interment will follow in Assumption Cemetery, Mire.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 2:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. in Duhon Funeral Home, Rayne. Visitation will continue on Thursday from 8:00 A.M. until service time in the funeral home.

Mr. Bower passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 1:45 P.M. in a Lafayette hospital.

A native of Lafayette Parish, Mr. Bower was a member of Abounding Grace Fellowship. He was a retired pharmacist, having worked for CVS Pharmacies for many years. Mr. Bower was a veteran of the United States Air Force. His greatest joy is life was being with and caring for his family.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Ruth Nepveux Bower of Rayne; children, Bryan Keith Bower and wife, Dawn Rovell Bower of Shreveport, Celia Leigh Bower Duhon and husband, Dwayne Paul Duhon of Scott, Raelyn Marie Bower Istre and husband, Thomas Charles Istre of Rayne, and Thomas Alphe Bower and wife, Meredith Gavin Bower of Humble, TX; grandchildren, Melaina Beth Bower of Abbeville, Jason Donovan Breaux of Shreveport, Dillon Michael Duhon, Sr. and wife, Nikki Hines Duhon of Shreveport, Caitlin Marie Duhon of Scott, Joseph Charles Istre of Rayne, and Ruby Lynn Istre of Rayne; great-grandson, Dillon Michael "D.J." Duhon, Jr. of Shreveport; sisters, Shirley B. Bittner and husband, Blaine of Lafayette, Lois B. Manuel and husband, Clif of Lafayette, and Barbara B. Richard of Lafayette; and brothers, Gerald James Bower and wife, Wanda B. Bower, and Nason John Bower and wife, Peggy W. Bower of Moss Bluff.

Preceding Mr. Bower in death were his parents, Alphe Joseph Bower, Sr. and Cecile Alleman Bower Broussard; and his step-father, Howard "Haywood" "Papop" Broussard.

Serving as pallbearers are Bryan Bower, Thomas Bower, Aaron Young, Dillon Duhon, Thomas Istre, and Mark Manuel.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.duhonfuneralhome.com

Duhon Funeral Home, LLC of Rayne has been entrusted with arrangements.

Published in the The Advertiser on Apr. 10, 2013
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