Bowen, Josephine Dresser
Birth: Saturday, December 05, 1931 in Dares Beach, Maryland
Residence: Dares Beach, Maryland
Death: Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the age of 86
Laid to Rest: Thursday, November 15, 2018 in the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Prince Frederick, Maryland
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Josephine Dresser Bowen, age 86, died unexpectedly on November 10, 2018 at her Dares Beach home near Prince Frederick, Maryland. Josephine was born December 5, 1931 in Dares Beach, Calvert County to the late Joseph Robert Dresser and Susanna Shelton Dresser.
She was preceded in death by her husband Allen H. Bowen, Sr., granddaughter, Anita Christine Bowen, grandson, Roy Wesley Bowen, a sister Harriet Chichester, brother-in law, Syd Chichester and brother-in-law, Robert Stange. She is survived by her son, Allen H. Bowen, Jr., daughter, Jo Ann Bowen (Tom), three grandsons, Mark Bowen (Lisa), Joe Bowen and Daniel Bowen (April) and four great grandchildren, Cameron Bowen, Carly Bowen, Laney Bowen and Jenny Wieman.
She attended Calvert County Schools and worked in several jobs during her lifetime including as a telephone operator for C & P Telephone Company, a bookkeeper for Gerard Motors Chevrolet and Phipps and Anderson Chevrolet, and finally as a procurement clerk at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Plant where she retired on January 1, 1997.
Her first love was her children and family. Every birthday, holiday, wedding and special occasion she would be there, and if no one else was going to host a party, she would. Mom loved Dares Beach where she was born, grew up and raised her family. In her eighties she was still hosting and working tirelessly with her neighbors on the annual neighborhood night out event. She was a very active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, which she loved, where she worshipped her entire life, and had formerly served as Senior Warden and a Vestry Member, and for many years having served on the Altar Guild. Through the years she headed up the annual bazar, numerous funeral receptions and her favorite, the annual nursing home dinners.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 14th between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Prince Frederick, Maryland. Service and interment will be at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Prince Frederick on Thursday November 15th beginning at 11:00 AM. Pallbearers are Mark Bowen, Joe Bowen, Daniel Bowen, Ray Bowen, Larry Bowen, and David Bowen. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 99, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Arrangements by Rausch Funeral Home.