In 1960, Joyce and Art moved to Pierce, where he started his Forest Service career.Joyce also worked for the Forest Service in Pierce, where operating the switchboard was just one of her many tasks.During his tenure in the ROTC, he served as Commander of the Billy Mitchel Drill Team. During his years as a civilian, he served in several agricultural positions, ranging from poultry and dairy to soil and water conservation, ending his career as Agricultural Product Specialist with the Dairy Division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.Also during this time, he spent 27 years as an instructor of the Dale Carnegie Course in Effective Speaking and Human Relations. Bowers, aged 82, passed away on July 21, 2017, in Gainesville, Florida, following a short illness.
Joyce met her beloved husband, Art, while he was attending a Yale Forestry School course in Arkansas. 25, 1960, in Hamburg, AR., and enjoyed a wonderful 53 years of marriage until Art's death in 2014.
Herman ministered as a deacon, youth leader, and choir member at First Baptist Church of Waldo for many years.
He was also on the Board of Trustees of Florida Baptist Financial Services.
She said: 'He wasn't just my boyfriend he was my best friend, my full life.'I'm so lost without him, knowing I can't just ring his phone and hear his voice or fall asleep on the phone like we did every night.
Even when we'd argue we would ring each other and not talk, just go to sleep on the phone.