Jane B. Bowers Taught exercise classes

July 14, 1992

Jane B. Bowers, who taught exercise classes for the elderly, died June 10 of pneumonia at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.

Mrs. Bowers, who was 77 and lived in Annapolis, taught an exercise program called SAFE that she developed herself. She had classes at both the Arnold and Pascal senior centers in the 1980s.

Born in South Orange, N.J., the former Jane Baldwin was a 1937 graduate of Skidmore College and earned a master's degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1951.

She had worked as personnel director for Stern Brothers department store in New York City before serving as a secretary in the Paris offices of the United Nations in 1947.

In the 1940s and 1950s, she also worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital as an administrative assistant and medical records librarian.

She also played the violin, did sculpture and was a bird-watcher.

She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Barry Bowers; a son, Paul Bowers of Solomons; a daughter, Dale Drennan of Golden, Colo.; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service was held July 2 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Annapolis. The family suggested memorial donations to the Seniors Program at Anne Arundel Community College, through the college's scholarship fund.

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