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Natalie Flora Bowen

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SUNDERLAND -- Natalie F. Bowen, 74, a resident of Sunderland, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at Bennington Health & Rehabilitation. She was born in Danby Nov. 18, 1928, the daughter of Lynn and Ruth (Harrington) Corey. She attended local schools and graduated from Saint Joseph’s in Rutland.

On July 30, 1949 she was married to Herbert James Bowen in Manchester. The couple raised a loving family. Natalie did domestic work for several households but mostly tended to the everyday needs of her family. She was a member of the Wallingford Grange and then the Mount Equinox Grange for over 50 years. She was also a member of the Arlington American Legion Women’s Auxiliary for 34 years. She loved to cook and enjoyed the time she spent tending to her flower and vegetable gardens. She was a loving wife, mother and very proud grandmother.

In addition to her husband she is survived by her sons: Norman Bowen of Manchester and Jim Bowen of Wallingford; her daughters, Naomi Bowen of Sunderland and Donna Sargent of Sunderland; her brothers, Basil Corey of Danby and Lyle Corey of Colorado; a sister, Patricia LeClair of Corinth, N.Y.; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Claren Corey and sister, Naomi Corey.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 24, 10:30 a.m. at the First Congregational Church in Manchester Village. The Rev. Dr. Steven Berry, pastor of the church, will officiate. A graveside service of committal will follow in the Ira Allen Cemetery to Sunderland. There are to be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Chapter, C/O Brewster Funeral Service PO Box 885 Manchester, VT 05255. For directions or to send e-mail condolences, consult www.nsm.org/covey
Published in Bennington Banner on May 22, 2003
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