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Betty Jean Ritchie Bowen

1923 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Betty Jean Ritchie Bowen Obituary
BETTY JEAN RITCHIE BOWEN Betty Jean Ritchie Bowen, 94, of Chico, CA, passed away surrounded by family on Sun., Dec. 17, 2017 at Enloe Hospital. Betty was born on Oct. 14, 1923 in Arkansas to James and Clara Thorn Ritchie. She married Edman E. Bowen on Jan. 28, 1946 in Chico, California. She belonged to the Trinity United Methodist Church. Betty loved to quilt, sew, embroider, crochet, and cook for her loving family. She was an avid John Wayne fan, loved to backpack, camp, and travel the United States. Betty and Edman also belonged to Chico Squares. Survivors include her son Phil (Sue), her daughters April (Mike), Heather; her eight grand children, and five great grand children. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Edman in 2008 and her oldest son, Eugene, in 2007. The family would like to thank her guardian angels Kay, Charlotte, Mark, and the members of Casa de Flores community, the B-Line Bus Service. Mary & Virginia, and her honorary son, Mohan. Family will hold services at a later date at Paskenta Cemetery. Please send condolences online to www.affordablemortuary.net. Betty hasn't left us, she has just hiked up the trail to join her husband and son at their favorite fishing hole. Happy trails
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Dec. 21, 2017
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