Elizabeth Bowman
Elizabeth Porter Bowman, 78, of Northbrook, Illinois died peacefully January 9, 2016, surrounded by her children. Betsy was an elementary school teacher and later a tutor, but her passion and focus was being a dedicated and involved mother and grandmother. She was a woman of loyalty, integrity, opinion, curiosity and intelligence. A lifelong fan of the Cubs, Blackhawks and Bears (except Jay Cutler). Betsy was preceded in death by her parents, Betty and Bob Porter (aka Magi and Hoho) and is survived by daughter Susan Flom (Craig) of Edina, MN, sons Bill (Cathy) of Darien, CT and Peter (Laura) of Mill Valley, CA and adored grandchildren Emily, Ben, Peter, Porter, Eliza, Lily and Chloe, and beloved siblings Ty (Lee), Pam (Bill), and Bill. A service is planned for June 18th at St. James the Less in Northfield. Please make a contribution to your favorite charity in her memory. One of her favorites was Minnesota Special Olympics, in which grandson Peter competes (100 Washington Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55401).
Published by Chicago Tribune from Jan. 26 to Jan. 27, 2016.
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I love Jay cutler
cliff hurlburt
February 7, 2016
May the gates of heaven be warm and bright. Bright to your family, your soul and the bright that intertwines us all into that fierce,majestic,bright light that if were are lucky enough to embrace , feel and pass that bright light of good to all . Go Bears ! Bless you and in heaven the Bears are in the Superbowl score 27-7 final ...
Renado McGlown
February 7, 2016
I always liked the Chicago Bears as a professional football team even being raised as a KC Chiefs fan. My best wishes are for your family in this time of grief. May God bless you and your family.


February 2, 2016
I am saddend to hear of her passing. My love and sympathy goes out to her family members.
Jessica Porter
January 30, 2016
except Jay Cutler.....lol......you've got, oops, had a lot of company!
January 29, 2016
What a great sense of humor..."except Jay Cutler."
January 29, 2016
Susan, Biill and Peter -

So sorry for your loss. I just found out through a trending news article about how much a fan disliked Jay Cutler, believe it or not! I'm sure your mother was not alone in her distaste for him.

I now live in Northbrook with my family and we had the opportunity to see your mom a few times when Joan Bose came to town to visit all of us. She was really knowledgeable about Northbrook, and we appreciated her insights.

At any rate, I'm thinking of you all and will be at the service in June.

Take care,

Lucy Borich Gray
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Lucy Borich Gray
January 29, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of the death of Betsy. I was happy to call her a friend and a colleague. May she rest in peace. Elizabeth Gotschj
January 29, 2016
Rest in peace, Ms. Bowman. I'm sure we would have gotten along great. You will be missed!
Brian Richardson
January 29, 2016
didnt know her but sure like her spirit. im sure she will be missed. my condolences
thomas kremm
January 29, 2016
May the hope of seeing your loved one again in paradise console you, and may your hearts find comfort in God's promise for the future. John 6:40
January 26, 2016
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