1921-2015 Robert Henry Bowden, 93, passed away Wednesday February 4, 2015 in Frisco, Texas. Bob was born in Russellville, Arkansas on October 28, 1921 to Mr. and Mrs. George Bowden. He married his beloved wife Zoe Brandau Bowden in 1947 and they were happily married for almost 60 years. She preceded him in death as well as his 3 sisters and brother. He attended Texas A&M University where he obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and the University of Texas where he received his master's degree in Chemical Engineering. He was a math instructor at the University of Texas while in graduate school and had a lifelong love of math and learning. He spent most of his career as a Chemical Engineer with Mobil Oil and retired from Mobil. After retirement he was a docent at the Oil and Gas Museum and was an active member of the Mobil Oil Retired Men's Group. Bob was an avid and excellent bridge player. He also enjoyed travel, reading, the family dogs, and spending time with his family. He loved music and dancing to big band music. He and his wife, Zoe, were known for their flair on the dance floor. They enjoyed their family and family vacations and were admired and loved by their family and their many friends. Bob was a brilliant man and a wealth of information. He enjoyed analyzing and teaching, and was always available for sage advice and a helpful viewpoint. He was extremely dedicated to his family, and gave them the gift of his undivided time, attention, and love. He was much loved by all of them and will be greatly missed, and will be in their hearts always. He is survived by his daughter Sharon Bowden and husband Larry Frazier, and his daughter Sally Francis and her husband David, his grandchildren Erin Frazier Roth, and husband Stephen, and Lara Frazier, and one great granddaughter Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Avenue, Beaumont, Tx 77705 or to
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 11, 2015