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Young Dad and Mom
Married July 3, 1940, Salt Lake City, Utah
Samuel Blair Bowen
b. 05 Jul 1913, Decherd, Tn.
d. 04 Feb 1988, Richmond, Va.
Mildred Susie Nunley
b. 01 Sep 1921, Tracy City, Tn.
d. 13 Oct 1982, Richmond, Va.

Where is home?
Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness.
Home is where the heart's tears can dry at their own pace.





N. Carolina


The Growing Up Process

By Erma Bombeck
I see children as kites. You spend a lifetime trying to get them off the ground. You run with them until you're both breathless... They crash... they hit the rooftop... you patch and comfort, adjust and teach. You watch them lifted by the wind and assure them that someday they'll fly. Finally they are airborne. They need more string and you keep letting it out. But, with each twist of the ball of twine, there is a sadness that goes with joy. The kite becomes more distant, and you know it won't be long before that beautiful creature will snap the lifeline that binds you together and will soar as it is meant to soar, free and alone. Only then do you know that you have done your job well.....

Depicting the Joy of Sisterly Love
Reverse Painting by - Buzzy Bowen Manning, December 1996


Gloria Faye Bowen
Born: 9 May, 1938
Tracy City, TN
Sylvia Sue Bowen
Born: 24 September, 1943
St. Louis, MO
Evea Dorene Bowen
Born: 29 January 1947
Ft. Bragg, NC
Madeline Chloe Bowen
Born: 11 July 1952
Ft. Lee, VA
Teresa Bowen
Born: 18 June 1953
Ft. Lee, VA
Died: 23 June 1953 (5 days old)
Sunset Memorial Park
Chester, VA
Geraldine Bowen
Born: 18 June 1953
Ft. Lee, VA


By Judity Dekker
To make a child, God spilled out sunshine.
It pooled beneath His hand to form a smile.
Their eyes He formed from dewdrops in the morning
So sadness could just linger there awhile.

God knit the child's frame together with a spring breeze
So in their every movement there would be grace,
And warmed their heart with kindling made of kindness
So all would see the caring in their face.

And then God wrapped them gently in a rainbow
Spun for their spirit - beautiful to see!
And said "Whoever looks upon a small child
Shall know, deep in his heart, that he's seen Me."


Mother - Gloria Faye
Melvin LeRoy Cochran,Jr.
B. 6 August 1957, St. Louis, MO
D. 7 March 1988, Bothell, WA
Burial: Abby View Cemetery
Briar, WA
Mildred LeAnne Cluckey
B. 7 July 1974, Seattle, WA

Mother - Sylvia Sue
Kimberly Ann Rueda
Born: 25 June 1969
Philadelphia, PA

Mother - Evea Dorene

Robert Edward Hersey
B. 18 April 1967
Portsmouth, VA
Andria Lynn Hersey
B. 8 May 1969
Richmond, VA
Susie Blair Fritsch
Born 16 December 1982
Seattle, WA

Mother - Madeline Chloe

Marguerite Blair Bowen Roberts
Born: 29 August 1987
Richmond, VA

Mother - Geraldine (Buzzy)

Jennifer Dawn Manning
Born: 19 May 1980
Samuel Aaron Manning
Born: 21 January 1985
Houston, TX
Simon Alexander Manning
Born: 14 September 1989
Houston, TX

Sleep, my child, and peace attend thee,
All through the night.

Guardian Angels God will send thee,
All through the night.

.. Sir Harold Boulton


Mother - Andria Lynn

Tyler Reece Hersey Houghton
Born: 14 May 1992
Seattle, WA

Mother - Kimberly Ann

Lindsey Sue Herring
Born: 14 April 1997
Fayettville, NC

(Click for a hug)

Love bears all things, believes all things,
Hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.
--1 Corinthians 13:7-8

Misc. Pictures

- Bowen Family
- Pictures - Page 1
- Pictures - Page 2
- Pictures - Page 3


It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
What is essential is invisible to the eye.
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,
The Little Prince

"Our Flower Garden"