Alma Wilburn Bowen
October 7, 1914 – October 16, 2012
Alma Wilburn Bowen, 98, of Huntingtown, MD passed away October 16, 2012 at Calvert County Nursing Center in Prince Frederick, MD. She was born October 7, 1914 in Plum Point, MD to John Edwin and Mary Evelyn (Cranford) Wilburn. Alma was a lifelong resident of Calvert County, living mainly in the Plum Point (Huntingtown) area. She married James Vivian Bowen on June 23, 1932 in Baltimore, MD. Alma was primarily a homemaker but was also a part-time school bus driver in Calvert County. She was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Huntingtown where she played the organ for over 30 years. She also played at weddings and funerals throughout the county. Alma was a devout Methodist. She traveled with other church members to Europe and to the Holy Land where she visited numerous Christian shrines, and was proud to have placed her hands on the rock that is said to have covered the entrance to Christ’s tomb prior to the Resurrection. She was a member of the Eastern Star, where she served in all the administrative chairs. In her leisure time, Alma was very artistic and enjoyed painting pictures and painting on china. She also loved flowers and maintaining her azaleas, roses, and irises. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and celebrating the holidays. She was known for her baked goods, especially her lemon meringue pie.
Alma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James who died on March 21, 1999, a daughter Mary Frances Bowen, brothers Guy and Lee Wilburn and sisters Gladys Thime and Flora McNelley. She is survived by children James Vernon Bowen and wife Lyndia, Page E. Bowen, and Phyllis A. Bowen, all of Huntingtown. Also surviving are grandchildren Dr. Dolores Bowen, Maurice Scott Bowen, Dana L. Lebow and Kelly A. Kanarr; great- grandchildren Sam and Alex Peasley and Amanda C. Kanarr; and a sister Marie Wildstein of Prince Frederick, MD.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012