MayBelle (Bonner) Gowen (1925 - 2017)

  • "Bonnie was a good Christian friend. We have many fond..."

San Antonio- MayBelle "Bonnie" Gowen of San Antonio passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at the age of 92. She was born September 11, 1925 in Breckenridge to the late JD and Alice Belle (Hestand) Bonner. She grew up in Crane, Texas. Following graduation from Crane High School she attended Texas Tech where she completed her Bachelor's degree. While at Tech she met Arlee Gowen and they were married on February 16, 1946. Together they shared 68 years before Arlee passed away in 2014. Bonnie taught high school English and Spanish for six years. Later she worked in retail at various stores in Lubbock before going into the Amway business with her husband until the time of their retirement. They moved to San Antonio in 2014. Bonnie was a member of King Ridge Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by a brother David Bonner.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Bonnie Lee Hill (Mike) of Dallas, and Connie Louise Hiers, MD (William "Bill" R. Fritz) of San Antonio.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017 with services starting at 11:00 a.m. at Combest Family Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at the City of Lubbock Cemetery.


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Combest Family Funeral Homes
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Lubbock, TX 79401
(806) 749-4483
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2017
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