|Birth: ||Apr. 17, 1908|
|Death: ||Oct. 23, 1964|
Wilton 'Dudie' Bowers was the husband of Marion Tilghman (Long) Bowers; the couple married on October 18, 1930, at Saint John's Epispocal Church in Hampton, Virginia. They had two daughters, Ann and Juliette. Dudie and Marion lived on the Peninsula throughout their married life, at times living at the family homestead known as 'Long Branch' in East Hampton. The family were members of the old St John's Episcopal Church in downtown Hampton.
'Dudie' was well known in the area for his musical talent and all around civic consciousness. He played clarinet with the Bill Clement's Band and the Hampton Community Band, and owned 'Bower Music Company' in East Hampton in the mid-to-late 40's. He was a past President of the Hampton Lions Club and was instrumental in the creation of the Hampton Lions Club Jug Band. Mr. Bowers taught Band for a time at Warwick High School. His musical talents were unlimited and 'Dudie Bowers' was highly respected and admired in the community.
Wilton A "Dudie" Bowers died unexpectedly at the age of 56. He was survived by his wife Marion, his two daughters, a brother and sister, and extended family and many friends.
Marion Tilghman Long Bowers (1910 - 1982)
Juliette Lindner Bowers Brown (1944 - 1996)*
Saint Johns Church Cemetery
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Originally Created by: DMS
Record added: Sep 13, 2006
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