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BARBARA A. BOWEN September 19, 1933 - December 4, 2012 Barbara Ann Gross Ensign-Bowen, was born Tuesday, September 19, 1933 in Savannah, Georgia, daughter of the late David and Sallie (Sherrod) Gross. A Riverside resident since 1962, Barbara graduated from Armstrong University in Savannah, GA with an Associates Degree, she then attended California Baptist University, Riverside, CA where she earned a Bachelor Degree, then up on to California State University San Bernardino where she earned her Masters Degree and finally returning to California Baptist University for a MS Degree. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa Teaching Sorority, California M.F.A.T. Counseling Organization, volunteered at the Goeske Center in Riverside and was a long time, devoted member of the Arlington Methodist Church, where she served on the church board. Barbara worked for the Riverside Unified School District, 14 years, Rialto Unified School District 6 years and as a marriage and family therapist for Lutheran Social Services. Barbara passed to her Heavenly home Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in Riverside, CA at the age of 79 years. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert Bowen and her precious son, Paul A. Ensign, both in 2009. She will be remembered by her loving children, Lynn Ensign Ricards, Mark S. Ensign and step daughter, Charlotte Bowen Weeksler. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 3 step-grand-children, 7 great-grandchildren, 9 step great grandchildren and her dear brother, David M. Gross. Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. in the Arlington United Methodist Church, 9395 Magnolia Avenue, (Arlington) Riverside, CA. Interment will follow in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA. In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions to be made to Goeske Senior Center, Lutheran Social Services and Arlington Methodist Church in Barbara's memory. Arrangements are Entrusted to the Care of 9695 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92503 (951) 785-4071 Please go to www.akesfamilyfuneral home.com and sign the guest book.

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Published in Press-Enterprise from Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2012
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