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John Bedell Bowles

Bowles—John Bedell Bowles, 83, on November 22, 2016, in Greensboro, N.C. John was born on July 29, 1933, in Karuizawa, Japan, to Gertrude Bedell and Herbert Bowles, who moved in 1936 to Honolulu, Hawaii. John attended Punahou School there and earned a bachelor’s in biology from Earlham College in 1956. He met Grace Chawner, known as Gay, in 1957 while visiting his brother, Steve, at Earlham. He and Gay married in 1958 and moved to Seattle, Wash., where he earned a master’s in ornithology from University of Washington before moving🔒

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