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Rose & Leon Bowman

Rose was born in Oklahoma and raised on a farm in Arkansas with her five siblings. Rose met Leon when her family moved back to Oklahoma. They were married in 1962.

Rose and Leon moved to Washington in 1964, settling in Lewis County in 1965 where they live today. They raised their three children there and are happy that two of their four grandchildren are also Lewis County residents. She is a proud graduate of Centralia College.

In 1968 Rose and Leon purchased their own business. While Leon is retired, they continue to own and oversee their business.

Rose served two terms in the Washington State House of Representatives. She was elected as the Lewis County Treasurer in 1994 and plans to retire from public service in 2014.
Rose and Leon began their volunteer work at their church with events and activities that involved their children. Rose’s involvements in leadership through her work and the community are extensive.

Leon joined Twin Cities Rotary in 1989 and Rose joined Chehalis Rotary in 1996. They have both served Rotary in several capacities including as club president and as assistant governor. They are multiple Paul Harris Fellows and a Benefactor. Rose has been on several Rotary missions. She and another Rotarian drove a school bus to Mexico. She and Leon joined a PolioPlus Mission in India. In 2011, they attended the dedication of a Rotary water project in Africa that they had worked on for the previous 5 years.

Rose has served at the district level since 2007. She has served the district by working on: web data management, the training committee, as a trainer at DLTA, as a trainer of AGs, the PI and Communications committee, and publishing the district directory. She chaired the District Council in 2012-2013.