Linda Anne-Martz Bower (1994 - 2014)

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Linda Anne-Martz Bower, 19, was murdered by boyfriend she had just broken up with in Eagle River, Alaska on September 10, 2014. A funeral service will be held at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 16300 Domain Lane in Eagle River on September 16th, at 6 p.m., with a visitation following the service at 7 p.m., with Branden Stansberry and Caleb Bower as the officiants. Pallbearers include David Bower, Dusty Moody, Tristin Berris, Danny Field, Anthony Barbieri and Dakota Miller. Linda will be laid to rest at Fort Richardson National Cemetery. Linda was born at Camp Lester Naval Hospital in Okanawa Japan on November 25, 1994 to Lonny Bower and Sherry Martz. Linda and family moved to Eagle River, Alaska in December of 2008. She worked at JBER Commissary, Pet Zoo and had just attained employment at Ravenwood Veterinary Clinic. Survivors include her father Lonny R. Bower; mother Sherry L. Martz; stepfather Bradley L. Miller; stepmother Sherry M. Bower; brother Caleb E-M Bower; stepsisters Jessica L. McGrew, Haley M. McGrew, Cierra V. Miller; stepbrothers Dakota J. Miller, Devon B. Miller; grandfathers Martin O. Bower, Fred H. Martz, Glenn Hatten; grandmothers Linda M. Bower, Janis A. Hatten. She lived life to the fullest, some of her favorite things and activities were: Herpetology/Wildlife Biology, Hiking, Fishing, Photography, Singing/Music, Drawing/Painting, Reading, Shooting, Computer Gaming, Wildlife Education/Conversation and Tattoos. Linda was talented and intelligent, she loved life and all wildlife, from the time she was a toddler she could be found exploring the outdoors and examining the many creatures she could find. Her compassion and tenderness toward people was unequivocal, she always came to the defense of the less fortunate and underprivileged. She may have been small in stature but she had a giant heart and love too good for this world. She was taken entirely too prematurely - yet her light will live on in all those who knew her. "I'll Love You Forever; I'll like You Always, As Long As I'm Living, My Baby You'll Be" In lieu of flowers all donations will be contributed to the Chugiak Choir to aid in their annual trips and to charities that support abused women such as Anchorage AWAIC. Arrangements are with Janssen's Eagle River Funeral Home.
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16421 Brooks Loop Road
Eagle River, AK 99577
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Sept. 16, 2014