Marie Catherine Bowen, passed from this life at the age of 91, on February 11, 2020.
Marie was born to William Clarence Bell and Alice Mae (Bigger) on May 1, 1928, in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Marie was spunky and always ready for a new adventure. After finishing school Marie got married and began a new adventure with her husband Seymour (Don) Lyle Bowen. They spent many years on the road visiting churches and exploring the world together. They spent winters in Arizona and summers in Michigan. Finally, they decided to settle down in Silsbee, Texas. Together they had five wonderful children. Off and on as the kids were growing up Marie worked as a waitress but that never kept her from being there for them. You could always count on Marie to be at every function. She always kept everyone laughing with her outrageous behavior. Marie had many interests reading, and enjoying time outdoors, playing the piano, and crochet were some of her favorites. Near and dear to Marie’s heart was her dog Tarzan. Marie also came to love Amari, Katrina’s dog as her own. Everyone who knew Marie would tell you she lived life to the fullest, she was ready for anything.
Marie Catherine Bowen was preceded in death by her parents, William Clarence Bell and Alice Mae; her husband of 63 years, Seymour (Don) Lyle Bowen; her son, Gerald Thomas Bowen; and her granddaughter, Linda Marie Bowen.
Marie is survived by her sister, Darlene Brozowski of Ramer, Tennessee; her daughter, Donna Marie Wood (Bowen) of Vidor, Texas; her daughter, Karen Elaine Walton and husband Gerald of Attica, Michigan; her son, Terry Lee Bowen and wife DeDe of Silsbee, Texas; her son Michael Loran Bowen of Bay City, Texas; in addition to multiple grandchildren, great grandchildren, and even great great grandchildren. Marie leaves behind a legacy of family, laughter, and a love of adventure. She will be missed by everyone that knew and loved her.
Funeral services will be held Thursday February 13, 2020 at 2PM. Visitation will be prior to the service from 12-2PM. Burial will be held at RS Farmer Memorial Cemetery in Silsbee.
Services are held under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home.
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