Rose Bowler

Rose Mary Bowler (Gouin)

Tuesday, December 7th, 1954 - Friday, July 31st, 2020
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Rose Mary (Gouin) Bowler, 65, of Kalamazoo Michigan, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 12:15PM, Friday, July 31st, 2020 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI, with her Daughter and Son at her side. She was born December 7th, 1954 in Escanaba, Michigan, to Robert and Loretta (Sherlock) Gouin.
Surviving is her daughter, Stacey (Bowler) Strong of Kalamazoo, Mark (Sarah) Bowler of Allegan, three grand children; Alyssa, Kaitlyn, and Tyler Bowler, and her Beloved dog, Jack and grand dog, Princess Snowdrift.
Also surviving are her Siblings; Her brother Steve Gouin of Kalamazoo, MI, her sister Joy (Michael Franklin) Gouin of Richland, MI, her sister Lynette (Thomas) Rice of Galesburg, MI, her brother David (Lisa) Gouin of Comstock, MI, her sister Diane (Gouin) Hostetler, of Galesburg, MI, sister in law Carol Gouin of Kalamazoo, MI; and several nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her father, mother, brother Michael Gouin, an infant daughter, and Jo Slusher, a special friend of the family.
Rose was a devoted Mother and the Best “Grammie” Ever!
Rose was always devoted to helping others. This was evident in the jobs she worked. She worked a variety of different jobs. Most of her working life was spent around people. She spent many years as a nurses aide, and doing home health care. Her work was not just a job to her. The people she worked with/ for became her family.
She was adventurous and had a zest for life! Through many struggles she always came out even stronger than before and with a more powerful testimony. She was such a forgiving person.
She went where others wouldn’t dare! She did this always with others in mind. She went on a Mission trip to one of the most dangerous places in the world; The Democratic Republic of the Congo. She went on a Mission trip to Jamaica, and she went on a Mission Trip to S. Dakota, where she ministered to the Native Americans. She was involved in other Missions teams, and was an avid Prayer Warrior!
Over the years she attended different Churches and always loved being involved in Ministry and Prayer.
Over recent years her Church home has been Radiant Church Richland/Portage Campuses. She plugged into any group she felt God was leading her to.
Rose has been an inspiration to many!
Our family would like to thank all the Specialists that cared for mom during her final days in the Covid ICU at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Especially the Nurses that spent so much time with her during such a difficult situation for their love, compassion and strength.
In lieu of flowers …Please donate to Hillside Learning and Behavior Center, 212 Grove Street, Allegan, MI 49010
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, August, 15th starting at 11:00AM for Family and close friends. Please RSVP Stacey at or Mark @ The Memorial Service will be recorded for later viewing, for those that cannot make it.
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Dawn Kragt

Posted at 08:26pm
When I read through Joshua 1:14-16, it reminds me of how I witnessed Rose live out her life before the Lord. As Joshua Instructed the Officials over the people he told them that they who are brave warriors and armed for battle shall cross the river Jordan and go help their brothers to conquer, take the victory, and enter into rest of their promised land. That was Rosemary 100%. She was a strong and brave warrior, armed for battle, always helping her brothers and sisters in Christ take victory over whatever they were batteling until they fully conquered it and could come into rest with it. I remember, specifically, one time when I was in a very long battle with a health issue, Rose had called me and said she heard the Lord tell her to come and minister to me. I was weak and weary from the length of the battle and it was becoming harder to fight. She came over and sat me in a chair in the center of my living room. She then anointed me with oil and prayed over me. She took authority against this battle i was in. She brought her shofar with her and she stepped away from me several feet, as to not blow out my eardrums, she stood directly in front of me, then on each side, and finally behind me blowing her shofar. She repeated the same thing but this time, instead of blowing it towards me, she was blowing it away from me with her back facing me. While this was going on, I could feel the presence of the Lord really strong. I started weeping. That day Rose came and fought on my behalf and in that moment I got a breakthrough and I also got my victory! This all happened from the love and obedience of my beautiful and precious friend Rose! In verse 16 of Joshua, Chapter 1, these men responded to Joshua saying, "all that you command us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go." That was the heart attitude Rose had with the Lord herself. "Whatever you tell me to do Lord, I'll do it, wherever you ask me to go, I'll go." And she did! She went to the Congo, South Dakota, Jamaica, and many places locally as well blowing her shofar and fighting for her brothers and sisters; never stopping until she saw them possessing their own promised land. Rose was an AMAZING friend, warrior, sister in Christ, and light to the world. Her absence from this world is deeply felt. She made such a difference here with the time she had been given upon this earth. I can only hope to aspire to become more like she was; loving Jesus and loving people. She is now part of the cloud of witnesses cheering the rest of us on towards possessing our destinies; our promised lands. She will always be on my mind and forever in my heart. I love you Rosemary!

Joy Bassett

Posted at 09:45am
There is no greater friend than Jesus and he was Roses best friend and she was my best friend!! I love you so much Iam so thankful to God for you in my life and I look forward to the day when we will be together again! I miss you so it seems so unreal but I know your dancing with Jesus and that makes things a little easier! RoseMary was a bright light in this world she loved and cared for everyone and was the best prayer warrior I know! We spent lots of time together fishing, hanging out, praying and ministering to others, life here will just not be the same!! Love you forever my friend .

Stacey Strong

Posted at 12:24am
I miss my mom so much! She is an amazing woman! She went through so much, yet she loved the best she could! She loved people! She was not perfect, but she always worked to be a better person! She taught me so much! We didn't always agree and we didn't always get along, but she loved me more unconditionally than anyone else in my life! I miss you, mom! Thank you for being my mom! I will do my best to continue to be the best person I can be, because you set that example for me and lead me in the way I should go!

Jackie & Bud Bodley & Joan Blair

Posted at 07:53pm
We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Praying for your family and friends to comfort you and loving memories to help you smile again.
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