PALMYRA - Jenny "Greta" M. Bowman, 85, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 11, 2014. She was born May 24, 1929 in Codyville Plantation, the youngest of thirteen children, to Harry and Cora (Day) Caldwell.
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Jenny endured many early hardships, including the Great Depression and the loss of three brothers during World War II. Following the war, she married Richard Bowman. They settled in Palmyra, where they raised their family. Jenny was a homemaker. She was affectionately known as Nan to countless children over the years. She was a tireless mom and babysitter for anyone who needed help and touched hundreds of lives.
Jenny is survived by 4 children and their spouses, Beverly and David Osbelt of Porterville, CA, Beth and Brian Downing of Palmyra, Richard and Susan Bowman, and Daniel and Evelyn Bowman, all of Newport; 8 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings, her husband, and one grandchild.
A memorial service will be held 11 A.M. Saturday, August 16th at the Hartland Full Gospel Church, Hartland, with Pastor Rick Parker officiating. Burial will be in the Warren Hill Cemetery, Palmyra. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written tributes at www.CrosbyNeal.com
Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Newport - Newport
117 Main Street
Newport, ME 04953
Published in BDN Maine on Aug. 12, 2014