Sharon and I both worked with Roger at Farm Credit. He was first person I met when I started working there.
Roger M Bowley died unexpectedly on August 27, 2023 in Pine Grove, California. He was a long time resident and community leader in San Joaquin County and Linden, California.
Roger is survived by his wife of 46 years Kathleen/Kate, brother Thomas (Beverly) Bowley, sister Michele (Richard) Hazzard, brother-in-law Michael (Sharon) Rodoani, five nieces and nephews and 12 great nieces and nephews.
Roger graduated with honors from Arizona State University in 1968 and began a well documented and highly regarded career in Agricultural Economics. He retired in 2002 as President of AgCredit of California.
Through the years Roger served on the San Joaquin Ag Advisory Board, California Association of Wine Grape Growers, Linden-Peters Chamber of Commerce, Linden Lions Club and Stockton Ag expo.
Roger was elected to the San Joaquin County Hall of Fame in 2005, he and Kate were chosen Citizens of the year in Linden for 2006. Roger and Kate were founding members of the Linden HeadTurners Car Club, and members of Porsche Owners of Northern California.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Roger on October 22, 2023 at the Linden Lions Club (5041 N. Market Street, Linden) from noon to four.
Donations in Roger's name can be sent to Tri County Wildlife Care, 12360 Trade Center Dr., Jackson, Ca. 95642 or to Alzheimer's Assoc., 2290 N. First St., San Jose, Ca. 95131