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Frances Bowers

1923 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Frances Bowers Obituary
Frances Clow Bowers, 91, passed away peacefully at her home in Lake Forest, Illinois on Thursday, August 14, 2014. A longstanding member of the Board of the Chicago Botanic Garden, Mrs. Bowers was also an active member of the Women's Board of Children's Memorial Hospital and the Lake Forest Garden Club. She was well known for her generosity of spirit, her in depth knowledge of horticulture, and her love of the natural world. An accomplished artist, passionate gardener, avid reader and intrepid world traveler, she was ever curious about the world around her. Born February 13, 1923, Mrs. Bowers was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kent S. Clow. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 43 years, Lloyd Wheaton Bowers, brothers William E. and Kent S. Clow, Jr. and half sister Elise Clow Williamson. She is survived by her children: Lloyd W. Bowers, Jr., Frances C. Bowers, Jane Bowers Davis, and Martha Bowers; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She will be fondly remembered for the joyous manner in which she celebrated life and for making every holiday a memorable occasion for all her family members. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chicago Botanic Garden, Midwest Hospice Care Center, or a . Services will be held Friday September 5th, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel on the Lake Forest College campus, 555 North Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, Illinois. Info Wenban Funeral Home (847) 234-0022 or www.wenbanfh.com.
Published in Chicago Tribune on Aug. 20, 2014
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