Donate To Gary Bowman Memorial To Support Wife Yvonne

Posted March 25, 2021 at 6:50 am by

From orga­niz­ers

You sure­ly know our friend­ly, Fri­day Har­bor U.S. Post Office counter employ­ee, Yvonne Bow­man. She is always ready with a kind word and smil­ing eyes.

On Dec. 24, her beloved hus­band Gary Bow­man passed away due to an aor­tic dissection.

Gary did not have life insur­ance. This has been a dev­as­tat­ing loss besides a huge, unex­pect­ed finan­cial bur­den for Yvonne.

Yvonne has always felt the island com­mu­ni­ty was her fam­i­ly. You can feel her car­ing atti­tude when you see her.

Through­out the years, she has been a big con­trib­u­tor to San Juan Island char­i­ties in actions and deeds. Now, islanders can assist kind and gen­tle Yvonne.

Our goal is to raise $25,000 to help her over the next two years until she can receive Gary’s Social Security.

There are four ways you can con­tribute to the Gary Bow­man Memo­r­i­al Fund at Ban­ner Bank:

  1. Go inside Ban­ner Bank and make a dona­tion deposit to the fund.
  2. Use the dri­ve-up win­dow and men­tion the Gary Bow­man Memo­r­i­al Fund.
  3. After hours, use the out­door drop box near the dri­ve-up. Title an enve­lope with Gary Bow­man Memo­r­i­al and a note inside.
  4. Mail a check to the Gary Bow­man Memo­r­i­al Fund, Ban­ner Bank, PO Box 909, Fri­day Har­bor, WA 98250.

Kind dona­tions of any amount, such as $10, $20, $50, $100 or more, are appre­ci­at­ed. The account was opened with the encour­age­ment of friends is only accessed by Yvonne Bow­man and she receives 100% of the dona­tions. Your gift will make a dif­fer­ence in the life of this won­der­ful woman. Her finan­cial strug­gle is real.

It is well known that islanders step up and help oth­er islanders in need. Now is the time. Thank you for your con­sid­er­a­tion and donations.

For more infor­ma­tion or ques­tions, please email orga­niz­er Marie D. at

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Categories: People


  1. Is there are ‘go fund me”?

    Comment by Norris Palmer on March 26, 2021 at 9:33 am
  2. Hi Nor­ris, no Go Fund Me — just a drop off at the local Ban­ner Bank branch. (or mail a check).

    Comment by Tim Dustrude on March 26, 2021 at 2:05 pm

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