Bette Johnson Bowman

Bette Johnson Bowman died Nov. 10 at The Hospice House, Vero Beach, Fla., after a long and arduous battle with dementia.

She was born in Claflin, Kan., Dec. 3, 1920, and raised by her aunts and grandparents.

Mrs. Bowman was employed at Kenyon and Ekert in New York City; where she worked as an executive secretary to the president. While in New York, she met her husband, Maj. Robert Bowman, US Army, and they were married in St. Bartholmew's Church in New York City.

Mrs. Bowman lived in Darien, New Canaan, and most recently in Vero Beach. While in Darien, she volunteered for St. Luke's Church, Thomas School, The American Red Cross and The American Cancer Society, chairing one of its first fund-raising galas in Darien.

Mrs.Bowman enjoyed needlepoint, walking on the beach and playing golf at The Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda, Weeburn Country Club in Darien and John's Island in Vero Beach.

Survivors inlcude her husband of 62 years, Robert Gibson Bowman; one daughter, Meg Bowman Mack, and her husband, Steven, of Fairfield; two grandsons, Dr. Peter B. Mack, and his wife, Jessica, of Charlotte, N.C., and Christopher G. Mack of Fairfield.

The family wishes to thank her caregivers Shawnn, Elynore and Brenda and the nurses and volunteers of Hospice House Vero Beach.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to the VNA Hospice House Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL., 32960.

Services and interment will be private at the request of the family.

A guestbook may be signed online at www.strunkfuneral