August 5, 1921 - August 25, 2012
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Funeral service for Octavia Bowman, 91, Lawton will be 1:30 pm Wednesday in the Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Father Joseph R. Ross, Pastor, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, officiating.
Mrs. Bowman died Saturday, August 25 in a Lawton hospital.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Bowman was born August 5, 1921 in Modena, Italy to Adolph and Desolina Bedini. She married CW3 (Retired) Clarence Bowman on August 23, 1941 in Springfield, Illinois. He died April 13, 1999. She and her family came to the U.S. through Ellis Island in 1921. She was a homemaker and military wife. She earned her United States citizenship in November of 1939 and was a member of the Italian American Club in Lawton. Mrs. Bowman was a member of the Catholic Church and had served as a volunteer with the church and both local hospitals.
Survivors include 2 sons and daughters in law, Sam and Phyllis Bowman and Mickey and Rachel Bowman, all of Lawton; five grandchildren, Bridgette Smothers, Angela Hasty and her husband William, William Bowman, Sabrina Bowman and John Bowman; four great grandchildren, Breanna Brumbalow, Adrenna Brumbalow, Bristen Bowman and Natalie Bowman; and a sister in law, Rosemary Karparis, Salt Lake City, Utah
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Sam Bedini.
Born: August 5, 1921
Place of Birth: Modena, Italy
Death: August 25, 2012
Place of Death: Lawton, Oklahoma