Gladys Margaret Melluish Bowden
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Gladys Margaret Melluish Bowden

Red Bank - Gladys Margaret Melluish Bowden, 88, of Red Bank, NJ passed away peacefully January 12, 2019 in Shrewsbury, NJ. She was born in Barranquilla, Colombia to Teresa Galvis and James Melluish.

She put herself through college, graduating with a BSN in 1953 from Russell Sage University and Columbia Presbyterian School of Nursing. Gladys was head nurse at Columbia Presbyterian's Harkness Pavilion for a number of years. Later, she owned and operated Boatman's Exchange before a successful real estate career with Joseph G. McCue Agency in Rumson. She was a member of the All Saints Memorial Episcopal Church in Navesink, The League of Women Voters, The Navesink Garden Club, Preservation Red Bank, and Ship Ahoy Beach Club.

Gladys is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, George S. Bowden, her four children, Michael McDermitt, Christine McDermitt, Amy McDermitt McGrane, David McDermitt, five step-children, Faith Courselle, Robert Bowden, Christine Bowden McClelland, Sue Bowden, Lisa Bowden, and many grandchildren and dear friends.

Gladys and George traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Virgin Islands, and the United States.

She was an avid and decorated gardener devoted to her flowers along the white picket fence at Hubbard Park. Gladys was a soft spoken, courageous, and elegant lady.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation, 11am-1pm, at All Saints Episcopal Church on Friday, January 18th. A Memorial Church Service will follow at 1pm. After the burial service all are welcome to attend a reception at the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gladys' name to All Saints Memorial Episcopal Church or Monmouth County SPCA.




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Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 16, 2019.
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January 18, 2019
My condolences for your loss. May fond memories and the love of family and friends comfort you during this time of sorrow. Jeremiah 29:11. May the precious memories sustain you.
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January 17, 2019
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January 16, 2019
George, our hearts are breaking for you. You and Gladys so generously shared your beautiful life and love with so many, please remember we are here for you now as we mourn Gladys's passing. ❤ Cathy & John Sullivan
Cathy Sullivan
January 16, 2019
To the Bowden Family: My heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing that there's a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.
January 16, 2019
May you find comfort in knowing that during this most difficult time, Jehovah, who is a God of tender compassion, will help guide your feet out of darkness into the way to peace. (Luke 1:78,79)

Viola Palmer
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