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Alyce Grace Bowen

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BENNINGTON -- Alyce Grace Bowen, 83, a former longtime resident of Heartwellville died on Tuesday morning, March 16, 2004 at the Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bennington.

Mrs. Bowen was born on May 16, 1920 in Readsboro the daughter of William Benjamin and Ina Belle (Priest) Berard. On Nov. 13, 1938 she married Gerald E. Bowen at the home of her parents in South Readsboro.

Mrs. Bowen had resided in Readsboro and Heartwellville for most of her life. She was a member of the Readsboro Baptist Church and a charter member of the Community Club in Readsboro. She especially enjoyed sewing. The Bowens had made their home in Bennington for the past six years.

In addition to her husband, Gerald E. Bowen Sr. of Heartwellville and Bennington, Mrs. Bowen is survived by a son, David Bowen of Albany, N.Y.; a daughter, Wanda Bowen Deme of West Palm Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Gerald E. Bowen Jr., who died on April 30, 2000; a daughter, Sandra Leatrice Bowen, who died In 1941; four brothers and six sisters.

A service to remember the life of Alyce Bowen will be held later this spring, on a date and time to be announced, at the Readsboro Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the family lot at the Village Cemetery in Readsboro. There are no calling hours planned.

Should friends desire, gifts in Mrs. Bowen’s memory may be made to the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 17, 2004
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