Donna Bowen
Donna Bowen, 42, of Waldorf, Maryland, a Pentagon communications representative with Verizon Communications.
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Published by The Rancher on Sep. 17, 2001.
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Youre forever in my heart. Time could not erase the memories I have from us working together at Verizon. I still see your beautiful smile
Delicia St. Hill
September 11, 2019
Rest In Peace Donna
Elaine Hayes
September 11, 2019
One more year gone by, yet it still seems like yesterday. You may be gone, but are never forgotten.
Scott Fava
September 11, 2019
Never Forgotten
September 10, 2019
I am a student at Shanley High School in Fargo North Dakota. I researched Donna for an assignment on 9/11 and wanted to leave a message. She seemed to be such an amazing person, inside and out. Helping out in her community, with her family, in her work, and in everything else that she did. I am honored to have been able to learn about her and now use her as a role model for how a human being should act. Her loss was truly a tradgedy, but she is not forgotten.
August 29, 2019
Another year gone by, and we will never forget. RIP my friend.
Scott Fava
September 11, 2018

It is 16 years later and I will never forget you, or what happened to our country on that tragic day. God bless you, your family, and the USA.
Scott Fava
September 11, 2017
RIP my friend. Think of you often.
Heidi Perry
September 11, 2017
Bill Evans
December 21, 2016
With all our love and peace.

LaRose family, Fl.
September 15, 2016
I recently tried to look you up and learned of this sad event. You were my cousin from my first marriage and one of the most beautiful people I have known. My heart goes out to your family. May your rest in peace.
Elaine Hayes
September 14, 2016
Donna, I joined Verizon 6 months ago and your picture is one of three on the 9/11 memorial page for employees. Your friends at Verizon wrote that they lost an angel that day. James and Florence will never forget you. May your family be comforted on this day.
September 9, 2016
Donna, may the energy you showed in life flow through the fond memories of your friends and family. May they heal with your help from the other side and know that there are others who offer their assistance in the healing process. With much love and respect
February 14, 2016
It saddens me everytime I visit this page, but I must show Donna's friends and family that I will never forget her and the many others who were taken from us so unexpectedly that day. My prayers are with you each day, I pray for strength, comfort and encouragement to each of you. With love from Texas,
Del Newberry
June 12, 2015
To the Bowen Family,
I did not know Donna or your family, but I found her picture on the 9/11 legacy page and read about her. It's so sad that a family would lose someone like that. How thankful we can be to have the hope of seeing them again. John 5:28,28
June 11, 2015
I walked a mile for you (mile #319) on 5/29/14 as a dedication to your life.
Barbara Boam
February 2, 2015
Time passes, however you are never forgotten. Peace.
LaRose family
September 12, 2014
September 11, 2014
Another year gone by, and you and your family remain in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You.
Scott Fava
September 11, 2014
Thi would make u 13 I love you my granddaughter!!!!forever!!!
January 25, 2014
Remembering you Donna, a fellow Verizon employee. We shall never forget. I am sure you are looking down at your children and guiding them from above.
Sharon Dupont
September 12, 2013
Remembering you at this time with a smile. God Bless you and your family always.

Tim, Melanie, Andrew, Sara
September 11, 2013
thinking of you today, taken too soon from us.
susie savage
September 11, 2013
Donna, Thinking of you again today. Happy Anniversary in His care. For those left behind, it was much too soon.
Scott Fava
September 11, 2013
Always remembering a fellow Verizon employee. In are in our hearts and memories.
Sharon Dupont
September 12, 2012
11 Long years. You are gone, but certainly not forgotten. God bless you and your family.
Scott Fava
September 11, 2012
Thinking of you today. Blaess your family.
Melanie, Tim, Sara, Andrew
September 11, 2012
Thinking of you today. Bless your family.
September 11, 2012
Over ten years ago, we as a nation said we'd never forget and we haven't. We are still saddened to visit a page like yours and see your beautiful face and feel the anguish of the friends and family you left behind. My heart and prayers go out to all those who knew you. With much love from Texas.
November 8, 2011
God Bless you and your family. Soon you will all be together again. Such a pretty lady.
We will never forget!!!!!
Cindy Wilson
September 14, 2011
10 Years Donna and you have not been forgotten. There have been many functions today remembering all of you that perrished. You are still in our hearts and prayers.
Sharon Dupont
September 11, 2011
Your name is on my race bib for the September 10,2011 911 Unity Remembrance Run held in Las Vegas, Nevada. You will always be remembered along with all victims.
Richard Sobrero
September 11, 2011
A decade does not erase the memories of you, nor the pain of your death. May God continue to bless your family and hold you in His hand. God Bless You, and God Bless the United State.
Scott Fava
September 11, 2011
God Bless you Donna. To her family, our thoughts and prayers are always with you.

Tim, Melanie, Andrew, Sara LaRose
Melanie LaRose
September 7, 2011
Donna your in heaven looking down so I don't have to tell you they got Bin Laden. I am just praying that they get all terrorists. I no long work for Verizon. Retired June 2010. I still have the photo of you and will keep it out every Sept. 11th - you will not be forgotten.
Sharon Dupont
May 6, 2011
In our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Tim, Melanie, Andrew, Sara
Melanie LaRose
September 8, 2010
Ms Bowen is in my heart today. I have a remembrance bracelet that bears her name.
l sippel
September 11, 2009
Remembering Donna. To the family od Donna Bowen, God Bless.

Tim, Melanie, Andrew, Sara
Sarasota, Florida
September 11, 2009

It's been 8 years..... you are gone, but certainly not forgotten.
Scott Fava
September 11, 2009
To the family of Donna Bowen:
Donna gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. My deepest sympathy to you. We must never forget!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
September 10, 2009
in our hearts.
chuck mccullough
October 9, 2008
Remembering Donna. You are in our prayers and our prayers are always with your family.

Tim, Melanie, Andrew, Sara
Sarasota, Florida
September 12, 2008
I worked with Donna when we were sales clerks at Montgomery Wards in the late 70's. She had an incredibly infectious laugh that never failed to lighten my mood. Donna was taken from us too soon but we will never forget her.
Harry McConchie
September 11, 2008
Remembering Donna. God bless!
September 11, 2008

September 11, 2008
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

Doug Abraham
May 7, 2008
i didn't know you but my great aunt was killed in one of the planes. if any of her family is reading this you have my deepests sorrows. i know how it feels to loose a loved one in an unjust death. i'll keep you in my prayers.
taryanna willis
September 12, 2007
To our new friends the Bowen family. We will always keep you and your family in our daily prayers. We have not had the pleasure of knowing Donna Bowen, but we can say she is looking upon you, guiding you, and you are blessed by her. Your friends in Sarasota, Florida.

Tim, Melanie, Andrew & Sara LaRose
Melanie LaRose
September 11, 2007
In memory....
P Tabbernor
August 22, 2007
donna bowen
May 21, 2007
As I cross-stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vain. We will always remember. God Bless.
October 24, 2006
I worked at the Pentagon too - and was there that day. I taught computer classes and had a devil of a time with my voice mail. Donna was the voice on the end of the phone that always helped me. We found out we both lived in Waldorf and kept saying we needed to get together for lunch. I've been doing fund-raisers in support of 9/11 since then - literally just came from my first benefit here in South Carolina, raising funds for the Army Fisher House. This is how I remember still doing fund-raisers, to make sure no one ever forgets.
Dawn Glencer
October 14, 2006
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Joe Rotter
September 18, 2006
It is hard to believe that it has been 5 years..... Although I have not posted an entry to this memorial site in a few years, there is not a day that goes by that I do not remember my friend Donna. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends each day.

On this 5th anniversary, let us all keep Donna, her 2 Verizon "family" members, and all the other victims of that cowardly attack in our prayers. May God bless their families, and may God bless the United States of America.
Scott Fava
September 11, 2006
September 10, 2006
Remembering Donna Bowen and all who died on that horrific day five years ago. You are not forgotten. As we commemorate this anniversary, let's remember the unity that we felt in this country in those dark days. The sadness remains and the memories fresh. Peace and blessings to all those who lost a loved one 9/11/01. Time passes but we cannot forget.
Donna Reynolds
September 10, 2006
i have given a tribute to donna bowen on my blog...
jackie denney
jackie denney
September 8, 2006
5 years........
I work for the Verizon 911 center and have not forgotten our fellow employees who are not with us anymore. Donna Bowen, Derrick Washington, and Leonard White.
Come September 11, 2006 I will place your photos and 3 Red roses at the entrance to our center in rememberance of you.
We pray that Peace will someday reign throughout the world. You are not forgotten.
Sharon Dupont
September 8, 2006
On June 14th, 2006, 1 mile was walked to honor the life of Donna Bowen and all those who loved her. May you find some comfort in knowing you do not grieve alone and that she will never be forgotten.
Kathy Swaringen
June 14, 2006
Your still remembered.
I am sure your children still miss you and ask why.
I am sure your looking down at them guiding them through life.
Your photo is out with Derrek and Leonard...another year and we have not forgotten.
Sharon Dupont
September 12, 2005
It does heart pain what has happened on 11 September 2001.
Our sympathy is prayed and with you.
Freddy De Schutter
December 11, 2004
Not forgotten. Not Donna Bowen, Derrick Washington, and Leonard White all fellow employees of Verizon. We still remember them. I will put their photo with a vase of Roses in our front hall. Remembering each of them.
As Donna, now an Angel, looks upon her 5 children and guides them from above, her husband, family and friends we at Verizon will keep them in our prayers and keep Donna in our heart.
Sharon Dupont
September 9, 2004
A fellow Verizon employee, hoping for fond and loving memories. In reading other entries, it is obvious Donna was avery loving,kind,caring and fun person.
July 15, 2004
Donna I Miss You still every day! Donna was my neighbor in waldorf. We were pregnant with two of our kids at the same time and delivered them just weeks apart. We kept in touch, even on the morning of 9/11. I still struggle with the loss of such a good friend but also for the loss of Alexander, Gene, and Anastsia's mother. I know your mom loved you very much, you were her world. Mary, Donna & Ken are with you too every day with thier hands on your shoulder. Donna I know you are in a better place . God Bless your Family. Love Andrea
Andrea Hill
May 21, 2004
Donna is fondly remembered by her 1976 Shrewsbury Massachusetts high school classmates. To think, I didn't make the connection until now... sad. I still remember your laugh. God bless you and your family.
Greg Balukonis
February 13, 2004
Donna, It's been two years now and I still think of you and shed tears. You were such a joy to know! I moved from Maryland, but feel very much a part of the area. I still keep in touch. I know your family is growing up and that you would be very proud of them. We still pray for you in Mass and will not forget you or your family! I'm proud to have known you, Donna. God Bless all who read this. S. Cantu
Sandy Cantu
October 3, 2003
Life is love.
Grieving is pain.
Pain is only temporary,
although grieving will last forever.
We will never forget.
Thank you for showing me how to live.
Salina Romero
September 11, 2003
Its been two years tomorrow but we will never forget. I won't let the three Verizon employees that perrished in the horrific attack be forgotten.
I will put their photo's out in the lobby and a vase of flowers in memory of them. Please do not forget them.
My prayers are with the families of Donna Bowen, Derrick Washington, and Leonard White. May Verizon hold them in our hearts.
Sharon Dupont
September 10, 2003
Several friends and I were "ego surfing" the web by typing our own names into search engines to see what came up. I was shocked to realize that I share my name with a hero. I pray that nearly two years later her family has found peace and that Donna is now in heaven.
Donna Bowen
August 19, 2003
anne jones
August 7, 2003
It is a tragedy to hear of all the people lost in the terrorist attacks on the world trade center & pentagon. It was particularly sad to me to hear of the loss of a fellow Verizon employee. Although I never knew Donna Bowen she will always be remembered.
December 21, 2002
Although I did not know Donna personally, I, too, am a member of her Verizon family. We have thought of and prayed for Donna and the other Verizon people that we lost (along with all of the others) and their families.

God Bless!
Mona Gilford
October 17, 2002
Donna and her Family,I am a fellow Verizon employee and just wanted to let you know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I did not know her but after reading the entries from those that did I wish I had known her. She sounds like a wonderful person. God bless you all.
September 27, 2002
What wonderful memories I have been afforded by reading these email tributes. I was lucky to have Donna as a friend for 25 years of my life, she was my maid of honor at my first wedding and we emailed each other daily in the last couple years, including the last day of her life. She was the first person after my mother, that I called when I found out I was pregnant and she shared my sorrow when I miscarried. Her family meant everything to her. One of our local radio stations honored the victims of 9/11 by purchasing a 500lb bell to be rung once for each person lost. Over 3000 people showed up at our stadium on 9/11/02 to each ring the bell and recite the name, age and location of a victim. It was my honor to read Donna's name that day, and I gave that bell a good double ring. I miss you girlfriend and I continue to pray for your family. Love, Judy Murphy Brown
Judith Brown
September 19, 2002
May the loving memories of Donna embrace your hearts for all time. As a member of the Verizon family our hearts and prayers are with you during your most difficult times. Donna is sadly missed by co-workers and friends.
Dawn Williams
September 15, 2002
Donna Bowen, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
Shawn Mason
September 13, 2002
Donna used to come into my office almost every day - she had me laughing all the time. I miss her!
Michelle Davis
September 13, 2002
It seems like only yesterday that this disaster happened to our country. My heart and prayers go out to her parents Mary and Ken and her three children. Donna was my neighbor in Shrewsbury, MA up until her teenage years when her family moved to Maryland. What a great person and friend she was. We would play Barbies together for hours, with me trying to convince her to give me some of her Barbie clothes. Other days she would drive me around in her yellow VW bug. She also had the cutest dog Benjamin, who she loved. She also babysat for my brother and I, because she was a few years older than us. She was truly a wonderful friend. As the years have gone by, we had still remained in touch with calls and daily emails. How I miss those emails!!! I feel that I have lost one of my closest childhood friends. Those kinds of friends can never be replaced. Even as adults, we chatted about kids and our lives, how much they have changed since our childhood. She was one of the first people that I had called when I became pregnant with my last child. She gave me the encouragement that I would survive with one more baby in the house. I feel lost without hearing from her. My heart goes out to her three children. How she loved her kids. She was a wonderful mother. May God watch over them and guide them through their lives without their mother. Her husband Gene will have a big job ahead of him, and as they grow hopefully he will remind them of what a wonderful loving person she was. I wish all of you the strength that you need to get through each day. I think of you daily and wish you all peace.
We miss you Donna,
Darlene Frederick
September 13, 2002
To the family of Donna Bowen:
I know the past year has been a difficult one, filled with the sadness of loss and the joyful memories of happy times. Tomorrow will be another hard day, but I want you to know, that you are in the prayers of many. You do not walk this tough road alone. May God bless you.
Ann Johnson Verizon Charleston BSC
Ann Johnson
September 10, 2002
I did not have the pleasure of knowing Donna personally, but many of my friends and associates have, and had only the most wonderful memories to share. I can only wish for the husband, children and extended family left behind, the eventual acceptance and peace that can only come with time. May God ever bless and keep you. Donna, rest in eternal peace!
Paula Settles
September 10, 2002
I had the pleasure to with Donna on a special project over ten years ago. She was an absolute delight to work with. I have thought of her frequently this past year, and my prayers are with her family and friends. God Bless!
Diana Schell
September 10, 2002
I didn't know Donna Bowen, but I am a Verizon employee, my prayers go out to her family and friends of.

I just read that Donna was one of the first to receive the Verizon Heroes gold medals.
Donna Nason
September 9, 2002
When you hear people say, "it's a small world," I learned what that meant on September 11, 2001. Donna Bowen and I lived in the same housing development, just a few streets apart. I never met Donna, but I had the pleasure of meeting her husband and children shortly after the tradgedy. I pray for Donna and her family often, especially her children. I will never forget how September 11th changed my life forever.
Pam Wheeler
September 9, 2002
I do not know Donna, but I do feel a particular closeness to her and I pray for her and her family often. Ironically, I have a cousin with her name who lives in Falls Church, VA. Also, I am originally from the D.C. area, so I received many calls, some from people who I hadn't heard from in ages - all asking if Donna Bowen who tragically died in the Pentagon attack was my cousin. No, I answered them all - but I would tell them to please prayer for her regardless. In reading the other tributes here, her 'New England accent' is mentioned, so she is not from the Mid-Atlantic area and Bowen is probably her married name (her husband may relate to one of the lines that converge in the DC area...) and really, aren't we all related in the end?
Kathleen Bowen
September 8, 2002
It is hard to believe that you have been gone almost a year. Not a day goes by that I don't remeber hearing my name being called in that wonderful New England accent. I miss you as a co-worker and a friend.

May your family and friends gain peace knowing you are in God's arms.
Scott Fava
September 4, 2002
I worked with Donna in the Verizon DC office before she moved to the Pentagon office. We shared stories about being stepmothers and how to handle difficult situations. She always left me laughing, no matter how bad I thought the situation with my step daughter was. She will always be remembered as a co-worker and friend who brought joy to everyone.

May her family find solice in each other and happy memories of her life.
August 9, 2002
Our prayers continue for Donna. We also pray for her family and wish them comfort and strength as the one year anniversary comes near.
Your Verizon Family at Enhanced 911 Dept. North Andover, MA
Sharon Dupont
August 8, 2002
To Donna's Family,

You continue to be in our prayers now and always.

God bless you and your loving memories of Donna.

With deepest sympathy,
A Verizon Family member
July 21, 2002
God bless in peace. We will NEVER forget..never.
Norman Salas
May 26, 2002
What a beautiful woman with a terrific smile. I know she is greatly missed by many. I pray god will care for her family and friends as they try to heal from this awful tragedy. Peace be with You.
Sheila Werland
April 21, 2002
As I wear my mercy band to bear your name in prayer daily, I want the family to know that Donna will never be forgotten. May Jesus Christ be your source of strength.
Peggy Padilla
April 4, 2002
March 14, 2002
I did not know her, but we shared our last name. I pray that she is resting now in God's love.
Darla May Bowen
March 12, 2002
My Verizon sister

Rest In Peace
soledad rodriguez
March 11, 2002
May Almighty God bless you, your family and friends! Til we all meet again...
K. Melaragni
January 29, 2002
My thoughts and prayers are with the family you left behind. I am a part of the Verizon family and am presently on duty with the USAF helping to bring justice to those who brought the needless tragedy to our door.
Larry Mostello
January 20, 2002
America Cries
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
Dixon, IL
Teresa Jahn
January 12, 2002
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Jan and Zane Azbarea
October 23, 2001
I hope this encourages the family of Donna that we are praying for them in their time of grief.
We Remember You

We remember you in your anguish and pain,
knowing that in this life you'll never see your friends or loved ones again.
You'll never see their precious smile or feel the warmth of their embrace,
or hear the laughter in their voice or wipe a tear from their face.
We remember you in the days to come when reality sets in,
that there'll be an empty place in your home and heart where your loved ones should have been.
Yes they should have been there in your life,
to share your joy to share your strife;
To share your laughter to share your tears,
to share your dreams through the years.
We remember you in our thoughts and prayers
And to let you know that somebody cares.
Yes we care that you are lonely and blue,
So we are sending this hug especially for you.
We pray you find peace from the Lord above,
And that He will surround you in His love.
We pray you'll have the strength needed to go on,
To prove to the enemy that they have not won.
And when the hurting comes anew,
Please know in your heart that we remember you.
Christina Tossell
Sydney Australia
Christina Tossell
October 4, 2001
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