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Gwen Bower

ENOLA - Gwen Bower, 51 of Enola and formerly of Blain passed away Saturday, December 12, 2009 in the Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill from complications of multiple myeloma.

Gwen who grew up on a dairy farm in Perry County was born June 23, 1958 at Carlisle to the late Clark W. Bower and Donna B. (Bratton) Bower of Blain.

She was employed as a Government Affairs Manager for The American Institute of Architects, Harrisburg. She has worked for over 25 years with the Pennsylvania Legislature. She worked the legislative process as a research analyst for former Senator John J. Shumaker as legislative liaison for the Department of Agriculture and as Director of Government Relations for the Pennsylvania Health Care Association. Gwen also served as an associate with Phillips Associates.

She was founder of Keystone Connections ( providing spiritual heritage tours of the Capital.

She was an active member of Church Without Walls, Harrisburg.

Surviving in addition to her mother are her brother, Logan M. Bower of Blain; a sister, Beth B. Grayson and her husband Rick and children Megan & Jack of Sinking Spring, Pa.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday in the Zion Lutheran Church, Blain with the Rev. Robert Yankovitz and Rev. Phillip Thornton officiating.

Viewing will be held from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Thursday, December 17, 2009 in the Nickel Funeral Home, 3626 Shermans Valley Road, Loysville, Pa. 17047 and 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Friday in the church. Burial will follow the service in the Blain Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT. 06851. Nickel Funeral Home

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GWEN BOWER has over 25 years of professional experience relating to government affairs, lobbying, and creating a positive public relations image. Her background includes employment by two state Senators, a gubnatorial appointment to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture within the Ridge/ Schweicker Administrations and a lobbyist to a statewide health care association. She has organized specific media-oriented events to communicate positive messages to the public and to the General Assembly. Gwen has a BA from East Stroudsburg University, hails from Perry County and lives in Enola, PA. She also graduated from the “Harrisburg School of Political Realities” where she has several pieces of legislation credited to her efforts.

We will all deeply miss you.




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