Geneva Fling Musgrove Bowen

Birth
Hastings-on-Hudson, Westchester County, New York, USA
Death 22 Jun 2009 (aged 95)
Naples, Collier County, Florida, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 89871179 · View Source
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Naples Daily News - (Jun/28/2009)

Geneva Musgrove Bowen Naples, FL

Geneva (Fling) Musgrove Bowen, of Aston Gardens Way in Naples, FL, and formerly of Bristol, NH, died on June 22, 2009 at Lakeside Pavilion in Naples after a brief illness. She was 95.

The second child of Eugene and Eva Fling Musgrove of Bristol, NH, Mrs. Bowen was born on September 16, 1913, in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. A graduate of East Orange, NJ, High School and Newark Teachers' College, she met Wilbur G. Bowen, also of East Orange, while he was serving in the Army, and they married in 1943. They had two children.

Mrs. Bowen's eventful life included not only a career as a dedicated and beloved elementary school teacher, but also one as a wife and mother abroad after her husband was sent to Mexico and Panama by his employer. Having retired from teaching third grade in Bristol, she moved to Naples with her husband in 1981, where she resided until her death. She had been a member of the Bristol Federated Church, and was most recently a member of the Mayflower Congregational UCC in Naples.

Aside from her family, the abiding passion of Mrs. Bowen's life was hiking New Hampshire's White Mountains, of which she knew nearly every inch. Though her life took her to faraway places, her heart never strayed far from those majestic peaks. She was also an accomplished musician, having held first chair in the New Jersey State High School orchestra on French horn, and was a lifelong devotee of the Grand Opera.

Mrs. Bowen was predeceased by her husband of 60 years; and by her two brothers.

She is survived by her sons, William of Pickerington, OH and Robert of Claremont, NH; five grandchildren; and by the generations of students whose hearts and minds she touched.

A memorial service may be announced at a later date.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory be made to the Mayflower Congregational UCC of Naples, FL; the Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston, MA; or Habitat For Humanity.


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