Contributed by DUSTTINK
Vera Grace Brown Bowen, age 86, a resident of Bishop, Texas since 1967 passed away Thursday, October 23, 2003 in Bishop. She was born March 31, 1917 in Fairfield, Texas.
Mrs. Bowen was a member of the First Baptist Church, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 185 and Home Extension Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Curly Bowen; daughter, Vera Earlene Jenkins; parents, Joe Brown and Grace Moore Brown; two brothers, J. W. Brown and Cecil Brown; and two sisters, Gertrude McCartney and Josephine Cawlfield.
Mrs. Bowen is survived by two daughters, Sandra (Paul) Riddle of Corpus Christi, Texas and Linda (Winston) Floyd of Bishop; two sisters, Myrtle Lee Brown of San Antonio and Kathryn Burton of Mesquite, Texas; eight grandchildren, Danny (Irma) Holmes of Houston, Pat (Carolyn) Riddle, Steven (Linda) Riddle, Eddie and Randy Watson, all of Corpus Christi, Kimberley (Mark) Burdick of Victoria, Chris (Jennifer) Riddle of Burleson, Texas, Sherry (Matt) Burlingame of Lakewood, Washington; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, October 30, 2003 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon at the First Baptist Church.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 30, 2003 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Clif Abshier officiating. Burial will follow that afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in Corpus Christi, Texas at Seaside Memorial Park Cemetery.
"The Lord reached down and called mother home."
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Bishop, Texas.
Services are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd., Kingsville, Texas.