In her younger days, she was homecoming queen at East High in Des Moines, a model, attended Drake University and was crowned Drake Relays Queen in 1944.
She was well known for teaching the entire football team to ballroom dance in order to improve their performance on the field. She became an advocate for changing divorce laws after her first marriage; after a three-year battle, the supreme court declared she couldn't have one: "Incompatibility is no grounds for divorce".
She is survived by her son, Wm. Bud Bowles, Rosa Asuelo of Honolulu; Daughters Sally Rogers of San Diego, Holly Stremming of Waimanalo, Step- daughter Roxann Ringnald of Ft. Worth and granddaughters, Megan Rogers of San Diego and Brandy Hartnett of Waimanalo. She is predeceased by her husband Warren Stremming,
A celebration of life will be celebrated later. Call 561-1837 or 852-1775 for more information.
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