Barbara Ann Bowden, 75, passed away on March 1, 2012 in Chesapeake, VA surrounded by her loving family. Born November 11, 1936 in Quincy, MA, she was the daughter of the late Robert R. and Cornelia Gentry Shaw. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Pascagoula and also a member of the Zonta Club of Pascagoula, the Pascagoula Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW), the Singing River Charter Chapter of American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), the American Cancer Society, Jackson County Unit, and the American Association of Retired Persons.
She is survived by her loving husband of over 54 years, John O. Bowden; two sons, Michael G. Bowden and his wife, Noemi of Willis, TX and John E. Bowden and his wife, Kim of Tomball, TX; three daughters, Nancy C. Bowden of Castle Rock, CO, Laura S. Lewis and her husband, David of Goldsboro, NC, and Jennifer D. Dreis and her husband, William of Chesapeake, VA; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Wildman.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 17th at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3507 Pine Street, Pascagoula, MS, with a reception to follow.
Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Arthritis Foundation, the American Diabetes Association or to the American Alzheimers’ Association.
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