Ann Bowler died peacefully Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Methodist Hospital, Des Moines, IA. A memorial funeral service for Ann will be at 7:00 pm, Friday, January 25th at Urbandale United Church of Christ. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm prior to service. Burial of ashes will be at a later date at the Fort Dodge Memorial Park Cemetery. Ann was born in Santa Ana, California, on June 4, 1935 to Alberta Smith McKinney and Everett A. McKinney, Sr.\n\nAnn met Ray Bowler at Northwest Christian College (NCC) in Eugene, Oregon. They were married on July 2, 1957 and celebrated sixty years of marriage a few months prior to Ray's death in 2017. Ray and Ann have three children, a son-in-law, and two beloved grandchildren. Naomi R. Bowler, Des Moines, IA; Louise M. Bowler Boston, MA; Alberta R. Bowler-Keeler, Wesley Keeler (son-in-law), Anna Elspeth and Wilona Wallace Keeler, grandchildren all of Des Moines, IA. \n\nAnn and Ray moved to Iowa with their daughters, Naomi and Louise, in 1961. Ann was a homemaker while Ray was a Pastor and attended Drake University. Ann and Ray's third daughter, Alberta, was born in Iowa which often led to the comment that she was the only true Iowan. \n\nIn 1970 while still living in Iowa, Ann returned to NCC by special arrangement to complete her first Bachelor's degree in Christian Education. For a time she worked as a home health care worker. She later worked in telephone sales and became one of their top salespeople. While in her 50's, Ann obtained her Associate of Business degree from American Institute of Business in Des Moines, Iowa. She then attended classes through Upper Iowa University's Des Moines campus. She earned her second Bachelor's degree in Business. Ann then worked for a Baptist group home as an accountant from which she retired. \n\nFinding she had a knack for details, Ann started researching her genealogy. She found ancestors and "new" cousins in several European countries. Several newly discovered cousins became good friends and some shared Ann's passion for family history. She was a member of National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and Daughters of the American Revolution. \n\nAnn was preceded in death by husband, Ray H. Bowler, parents, Everett and Alberta McKinney, and brothers Everett A. McKinney, Jr. and Paul McKinney. She is survived by her children, son-in-law, and grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers and sister-in-law, John and Dianne McKinney, David and Wanda McKinney, Andrew and Tres McKinney, sister, F. Ruth McKinney-Rickey, as well as nieces, nephew, and great-nieces.\n\nMemorials for Ann may be directed to National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Jean Marie Cardinell Chapter for their scholarship fund C/O J Carol Bowers, Treasurer, 1413 W. 1st Street, Ankeny, IA 50023-2501.