Charlotte Jean Bowie (born Johnson)

Born:May 25 1917 In:  El Paso, Texas
Died:Jan 4 2012 (at age 94)In:  Tyler, Texas
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Robert Gerald "Bob" Bowie
Her husband
<Private> Bowie-Whitman
Her child
<Private> Wrenn (born Bowie)
Her child
<Private> Dooley (born Bowie)
Her child
Pascal Eugene Johnson
Her father
Ruby Ione Johnson (born Smith)
Her mother
Sybil Elizabeth Higginbotham (born Johnson)
Half sister
Effie Mae Grissom (born Johnson)
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infant Johnson
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B.A. Baylor University 1938 cum laude
May 1938
 Waco, Texas

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Religion: Baptist

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Charlotte Jean Johnson Bowie, 94, of Tyler, beloved mother of Nancy Bowie Wrenn of Tyler, Barbara Bowie-Whitman of Alexandria, Va., and Katherine Bowie Dooley of Azle, died in Tyler on Jan. 4, 2012, at The Hospice of East Texas. Mrs. Bowie was the widow of Robert Gerald Bowie, and the grandmother of Kristina Elizabeth Wrenn of Dallas and Courtney Bowie Wrenn of Brooklyn, N.Y. Mrs. Bowie was the mother-in-law of Dr. Christopher J. Wrenn of Tyler, Lt. Col. John W. Whitman of Alexandria, Va., and Homer "Buddy" Dooley of Azle, and daughters Sara Dooley Coleman of Frisco and Carrie Dooley James of Aubrey.

 

In addition to her immediate family, Mrs. Bowie is survived by two nieces, Carolyn Higginbotham Schley and Linda Grissom Burrell; a nephew, Rufus Taylor Higginbotham Jr.; cousins, Ann Smith Lowman, Susan Ellsworth Gardner, Marcia Lockett Walton and Wanda Hollon Cook; as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews.

 

Charlotte was born in El Paso on May 25, 1917, to Pascal Eugene Johnson and Ruby Ione Smith Johnson. Although her mother's only child, she grew up with two older sisters, the late Sybil Johnson Higginbotham of Dallas, and the late Effie Johnson Grissom of El Paso. She was the granddaughter of Judge and Mrs. John Tyson Smith of Longview, and of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel T. Johnson of Cookville.

 

She was graduated cum laude from Baylor University in 1938 with a B.A. in English literature and Spanish, and a minor in education. She lived in Rochester, N.Y., for seven decades, settling there with her husband in September 1938, shortly after their marriage. From 1941 to1946, she lived in Dayton Ohio, where her husband was stationed with the Army Air Corps at Wright Patterson AFB. Committed to her faith and dedicated to lifelong learning, she served as deacon and trustee as a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and later joined the First Baptist Church. She was affiliated with the Rochester Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, Rochester Museum and Science Center, Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester Historical Society, YWCA of Rochester, George Eastman House Museum, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She served on the New York State PTA Board, the mayor of Rochester's Advisory Committee, and as president of the Rochester Guild for Crippled Children. She was a longtime member of Chapter AC of PEO in Rochester, the Association of American University Women, the Glen Manor Garden Club, the Crosstown Book Club, Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club, and a 50-year member of the Century Club of Rochester. She delighted in teaching preschool and primary Sunday school and vacation Bible school, was both a Brownie and Girl Scout leader and sewing badge instructor, and a perennial room mother and PTA officer. Mrs. Bowie created beautiful decorative items for Christmas and other holidays, and gave workshops teaching others how to follow her designs. She and her husband were avid mineralogists and gemologists. She was a lover of music, art and literature, an ardent gardener, and a stickler for proper grammar.

 

Later in life she became an antique appraiser and charity antique show organizer, traveled extensively and gave public presentations on her world travels.

 

For several years she was national president of the Free Wheelers section of the Wally Byam Caravan Club of owners of Airstream trailers. She led Airstream caravans to Alaska and Baja, Calif., and traveled coast to coast and throughout Canada by Airstream. After wintering in Tyler with her daughter for many years, Mrs. Bowie came to Tyler to live in 2009, and resided at Cascades Lake Towers.

 

The family is grateful for Mrs. Bowie's devoted at-home care team, ETMC EMS, Dr. Gary Gross, Dr. Luis Destarac, Dr. Robert Dobrowolski, Dr. Dennis Spence, and Dr. Paul Lim.

 

Her husband, Robert Gerald Bowie, preceded her in death in 1981. She will be buried with him at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso. A memorial will be held in Tyler, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 8, 2012, at 2 p.m. -- with the Rev. Dr. Stuart Baskin officiating.

 

From "SOMOS FRONTERA" Spanish version of El Paso Times

Charlotte Jean Johnson Bowie

Posted:   01/19/2012 01:00:00 AM MST

 
Charlotte Jean Johnson Bowie de 94 años falleció el 4 de enero del 2012 en Tyler, Texas. Fue una cariñosa madre de Nancy Bowie Wrenn de Tyler, Katherine Bowie Dooley of Azle y Barbara Bowie-Whitman de Alexandria, Virginia. La Sra. Bowie fue la viuda de Robert Gerald Bowie y la abuela de Kristina Elizabeth Wrenn de Dallas y Courtney Bowie Wrenn de Brooklyn, New York. Fue la suegra de Dr. Christopher J. Wrenn de Tyler, Homer Dooley de Azle y Lt. Col. John W. Whitman de Alexandria. Charlotte nació en El Paso el 25 de mayo del 1917. Sus padres fueron Eugene Johnson y Ruby lone Smith Johnson. Aunque ella fue la única hija de su madre, creció con dos hermanas mayores que ella, Sybil Johnson Higginbotham+ de Dallas y Effie Johnson Grisson+ de El Paso. Se graduó de El Paso High School en 1933 y de Baylor University, Cum Laude en 1938. Vivió en Rochester por 7 décadas instalándose ahí con su esposo, Robert Gerald Bowie (1916-1981) en septiembre de 1938 despues de que se casaron. De 1941 a 1946 vivio en Dayton, Ohio donde su esposo estuvo estacionado en Army Air Corps en Wright Patterson AFB. Comprometida con su fe y dedicada a su educación de por vida, sirvió como diacono y directivo de Immanuel Baptist Church y después como miembro activo de First Baptist Church. Afiliada a Rochester Mineralogical y Lapidary Societies, Rochester Museum y Science Center, Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester Historical Society, YWCA de Rochester, George Eastman House Museum y Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Sirvio en New York State PTA Board, Mayor of Rochester's Advisory Committee y como Presidenta de Rochester Guild for Crippled Children. Fue miembro por varios años de PEO, Chapter AC, Association of American University Women, Crosstown Book Club, Pi Phi Alumnae Club y miembro por 50 años de Century Club de Rochester. En sus ultimos años, ella viajo al extranjero varias veces y por Airstream Caravan, sirvió como presidenta nacional de FreeWheeler división de Wally Byam Caravan Club. En Tyler, ella fue miembro de First Presbyterian Church, East Texas Symphony Orchestra, Women's Symphony League de Tyler, Cascades Country Club y Quairo Literary Club. El sepelio será el viernes 20 de enero del 2012 en Fort Bliss National Cemetery en El Paso, Texas bajo la dirección de Stewart Family Funeral Home. En lugar de arreglos florales, donativos se pueden hacer en su memoria a East Texas Symphony Orchestra para los programas de estudiantes y sus familias en 107 E. Erwin, Tyler, Texas 75702. Para más información y/o dar sus condolencias, visitar www.stewartfamilyfuneral.com.



published in Spanish language edition of El Paso Times -"Somos Frontera"

 

Charlotte Jean Johnson Bowie

 
Posted:   01/19/2012 01:00:00 AM MST

 

 
Charlotte Jean Johnson Bowie de 94 años falleció el 4 de enero del 2012 en Tyler, Texas. Fue una cariñosa madre de Nancy Bowie Wrenn de Tyler, Katherine Bowie Dooley of Azle y Barbara Bowie-Whitman de Alexandria, Virginia. La Sra. Bowie fue la viuda de Robert Gerald Bowie y la abuela de Kristina Elizabeth Wrenn de Dallas y Courtney Bowie Wrenn de Brooklyn, New York. Fue la suegra de Dr. Christopher J. Wrenn de Tyler, Homer Dooley de Azle y Lt. Col. John W. Whitman de Alexandria. Charlotte nació en El Paso el 25 de mayo del 1917. Sus padres fueron Eugene Johnson y Ruby lone Smith Johnson. Aunque ella fue la única hija de su madre, creció con dos hermanas mayores que ella, Sybil Johnson Higginbotham+ de Dallas y Effie Johnson Grisson+ de El Paso. Se graduó de El Paso High School en 1933 y de Baylor University, Cum Laude en 1938. Vivió en Rochester por 7 décadas instalándose ahí con su esposo, Robert Gerald Bowie (1916-1981) en septiembre de 1938 despues de que se casaron. De 1941 a 1946 vivio en Dayton, Ohio donde su esposo estuvo estacionado en Army Air Corps en Wright Patterson AFB. Comprometida con su fe y dedicada a su educación de por vida, sirvió como diacono y directivo de Immanuel Baptist Church y después como miembro activo de First Baptist Church. Afiliada a Rochester Mineralogical y Lapidary Societies, Rochester Museum y Science Center, Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester Historical Society, YWCA de Rochester, George Eastman House Museum y Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Sirvio en New York State PTA Board, Mayor of Rochester's Advisory Committee y como Presidenta de Rochester Guild for Crippled Children. Fue miembro por varios años de PEO, Chapter AC, Association of American University Women, Crosstown Book Club, Pi Phi Alumnae Club y miembro por 50 años de Century Club de Rochester. En sus ultimos años, ella viajo al extranjero varias veces y por Airstream Caravan, sirvió como presidenta nacional de FreeWheeler división de Wally Byam Caravan Club. En Tyler, ella fue miembro de First Presbyterian Church, East Texas Symphony Orchestra, Women's Symphony League de Tyler, Cascades Country Club y Quairo Literary Club. El sepelio será el viernes 20 de enero del 2012 en Fort Bliss National Cemetery en El Paso, Texas bajo la dirección de Stewart Family Funeral Home. En lugar de arreglos florales, donativos se pueden hacer en su memoria a East Texas Symphony Orchestra para los programas de estudiantes y sus familias en 107 E. Erwin, Tyler, Texas 75702. Para más información y/o dar sus condolencias, visitar www.stewartfamilyfuneral.com. 

 

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Barbara Bowie-Whitman  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the East Texas Symphony Orchestra for student and family programming, 107 E. Erwin St. Tyler, TX, 75702; or The Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Bldv., Tyler 75701
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