Ammer Jean Brooks-Bowers 1948 - 2012 An hour of meditation will be held tonight at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Rucker's Mortuary for Ammer Jean Brooks- Bowers, 64, of San Jose California, died October 28, 2012 in San Jose, California. Funeral Service will be held Saturday November 10, 2012 at 10 a.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 345 Chester Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93301. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery. Ammer Jean Brooks-Bowers was the only child born to the late Catherine Brooks on February 16, 1948 in Shelby, North Carolina. At an early age the family moved to Providence, Rhode Island where she attended Candace Street School from 1st to 6th grade, Nathaniel Greene Middle School from 7th to 9th grade and Hope High School from 10th to 12th grade where she was on the pep club an the volleyball team. After graduation she worked for the State of Rhode Island until she decided to move to Sacramento, California where she started working for Pacific Bell Telephone Company on May of 1977 and then was transferred to San Jose, California on April of 1984. After working 23 years she retired on October 14, 2000 from Avaya which is under the umbrella of Pacific Bell. Ammer enjoyed cooking, sewing and loved to travel. She also loved attending South Bay Community Church in Fremont, California. Ammer leaves to cherish her husband Dino Bowers of San Jose, California for 24 years. Step-Father Jake Schenck of Providence, RI. Two sons, Eric Latson of San Jose, California and Aaron Latson of Providence, RI. Six grandchildren. Three step-daughters, Bridget Perkins of Bakersfield, Willie Mae Bowers of Antioch, CA, Dina Bowers-Oliver of Arlington, TX. Three Brothers-in-law, Lynell Bowers of Orlando, FL, John Bowers Jr. of San Jose, CA, Ennis Bowers Sr. of Sacramento, CA. Four Sisters-in-law, Joyce Bowers of Sacramento, CA, Linda Howard of San Jose, CA, Sandra Bowers of San Jose, CA, Laverne Bowers of Orlando, FL. Hosts of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Loving friends. Rucker's Mortuary www. bakersfield.com/orbits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Nov. 9, 2012