Dr. Mark B. Bown
Retired Tyngsboro Internist/Pulmonologist;
Former Lowell Health Dept. employee;
active in school and civic community; 80
TYNGSBORO -- Dr. Mark Bevil Bown was born on Sept 20, 1932, at Bexhill, in England. He died at Emerson Hospital in Concord on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.
The fourth child of Dorothy Ethel (Watson) Bown and Arthur Mervyn Bown, MC. His early life was spent in British India, where his father was stationed in the Indian Civil Service. His maternal grandfather had gone to Rangoon on a sailing ship and was in business there. It was in Burma that his parents had met. Most of his childhood and adolescence was spent on a large farm in the Welsh border area of Shropshire. He attended Shrewsbury School as a scholar, and then went to Trinity College, Oxford, where he was the Top Open Scholar.
Graduating in medicine in 1957, he spent three years in the US before returning to England. After a stint as Registrar and locum Consultant in Chest Diseases at Edgware, he became the Chief Resident at Tampa General Hospital. A three year spell as Chest Specialist to the Government of the Bahamas followed.
He then came to the Lowell area, and headed the Respiratory Department at Lowell General for 25 years. He also ran the Tuberculosis program in the City. He spent 14 years at the former Medical Associates of Chelmsford, and he then started his own practice in Tyngsboro, where he stayed for 30 years.
During this time, he was School Doctor in Dracut and also worked at the Lowell Health Department. He served on the School Committee for three years, and was on the Board of Health for 12 years, Dr. Bown was a Member of the Royal College of Physicians.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Linda of 33 years; as well as his three children, Sarah Louise and her husband, Philip Chapman of Denver, CO, Ashley Mark of Aspen, Colorado, and Dorian Arthur and his fiancé, Charlene Temple of Nashua, NH; two grandchildren, Evangeline and Carter Chapman, both of Denver, CO. his sisters, Lalage Bown of Shrewsbury, England, and Jaqueline Benbow of Weald Kent, England; and his brother, Hugh and his wife, Eira Bown of Surry, England.
BOWN -- YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS CALLING HOURS SUNDAY FROM 2 UNTIL 6 P.M. ON MONDAY, HIS FUNERAL WILL BEGIN AT 10 A.M. AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL, 978-458-6816.
HIS FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT EVANGELICAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF TYNGSBOROUGH, 23 KENDALL ROAD TYNGSBOROUGH 01879 AT 11 A.M. BURIAL IN TYNGSBOROUGH MEMORIAL CEMETERY.
E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM
McDonough Funeral Home
14 Highland Street Lowell, MA 01852-3359
Published in Lowell Sun on Sept. 6, 2013