Alice's Story

WINDHAM - Alice Eunice Bowden, of Windham and formerly of Holden, died December 19, 2015. She was born in Bangor on September 5, 1926, a daughter of Charles and Grace Thompson Rimbach.

Alice was a graduate of Hampden Academy and then worked for Eastern Fine Paper for 33 years. In 1946 she married Ralph Bowden and together they celebrated 54 years of marriage before his passing in 2000. Alice enjoyed sewing, reading, knitting, ceramics and shopping as well as cooking and camping. She was a member of the Holden Congregational Church and the Holden Grange.

Besides her spouse she was predeceased by her brothers, Freeman Miles, Allan Miles, Harry Rimbach and John Rimbach and sisters, Mary Parlin and Shirley Miles.

Survivors include her son, Stephen Bowden and wife Brenda, daughters, Bonita Turner and husband Robert, Melanie Folsom and husband Galen, sister, Gloria Freeman and sister-in-law Matsue Rimbach, grandchildren, Heidi L'Heureux, Tammie Turner, Amy Carter and Claire Folsom, great grandchildren, Brandon L'Heureux, Conner L'Heureux, Grace L'Heureux, Maclain Madore, Sydney Madore, Eleanor Carter and Colby Carter.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 6 at 12 noon at the Maine Memorial Veteran's Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta. Those wishing to remember Alice may make gifts in her memory to the Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o Anah Shriners, 1404 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401. Online condolences may be sent to www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com
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