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Constance Marion “Connie” Bowen McClure

Birth
Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 16 Jan 2016 (aged 92)
Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 176330751 · View Source
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Constance “Connie” Marion Bowen McClure passed from her earthly home into God’s perfect eternity on January 16, 2016 at the age of 92. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lt. Col. John Boyce McClure U.S. Army (retired), parents, Florence Virginia Busby Bowen and Elmer Lewis Bowen and daughter-in-law, Pamela Hawkins McClure. Connie is lovingly remembered by her children Anthony McClure, Carol Keller (Robert), Priscilla Barnes (Bill), Melissa Evans (Bill), ten grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Mrs. McClure was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on May 11, 1923. Her family moved to Anderson, South Carolina when she was a child. She attended Anderson College while still in high school and after graduation, married and began her life as an Army wife. Always the one for doing for others, she was the perfect wife, mother, grandmother great-grandmother and friend. She cherished her many friends from around the world and those she saw day to day. Time with family was special and she took interest in all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities and accomplishments.

Connie, formerly of Dallas, Howe and McKinney, worked as a secretary for many years at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas Independent School District and Pediatric Associates of Dallas. Additionally she was involved in many service and social organizations including Newcomers’ Club of Dallas, Kiwanians, Military Officers Wives’ Club, XYZ, Red Hat and she was a lifetime member of PTA. Connie loved to travel and the military took the family to many assignments throughout Europe and Japan as well as the United States. Connie and John continued their love of travel in retirement visiting Greece, the Holy Lands, the Panama Canal, Spain, the Caribbean, as well as numerous adventures across the States. Known for her energy, thoughtfulness, compassion and sweet Southern style, “Gam” will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

“All you need is love. It has been true for me. I didn’t have beauty, fame, success or other things like that but I did have the love of family and friends that made me what I was and sustained me when things were rough. Please continue to apply that love to each other. And, in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” (unknown)

Connie’s Celebration of Life service will be held at Restland Wildwood Chapel in Dallas on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm with family visitation preceding the service and beginning at 2:00 pm.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Restland Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 13005 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75243.

If desired, memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association of Dallas, 3001 Knox Street, Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75205 or Grace Hospice, 730 Ave. F, Plano, TX 75074.


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  • Created by: TJ
  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176330751
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Constance Marion “Connie” Bowen McClure (10 May 1923–16 Jan 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176330751, citing Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by TJ (contributor 49158532) .