Raymond D. Bowen
July 19, 1927- August 13, 2020
Raymond D. Bowen, 93, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Calvert County, Md., on July 19, 1927, to the late Leroy H. Bowen, Sr., and Nellie Bowen (Dalrymple). He was raised in Prince Frederick, MD, and attended Calvert Senior High School. He married the love of his life, the late Betty Jane Bowen, on March 12, 1950. They raised their three sons – Raymond L., Larry I., and David F. Bowen, first in the Dares Beach community before moving to their family farm, Twin Cedars Farm in the 1960s.
He served in the US Army as an inspector during World War II. Following his discharge, he opened the Bowen’s Grocery store. He eventually transitioned to construction as a member the Carpenters Local 132 union for 35 years, retiring in the early 1990s. He was a true Southern Maryland Tobacco Farmer, raising tobacco for over 40 years. He was also very active in the local Calvert County community. Notably, he was a member and past president of the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Prince Frederick Masons 142, as well as a founding member and past president of the Calvert County Sportsman’s Club, . As an avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working the farm. He was also a devoted Baltimore Orioles baseball fan.
He is survived by his sons Raymond L. (Ebba), Larry I. (Connie), and David F. (Donna), grandsons Jason C. (Lisa), Travis H., Matthew L. (Julie), Joshua R., the late Preston A., and Justin D., and great-grandchildren Jackson C., Wyatt C., Shelby M., and Taylor A. His is also survived by his sister, Catherine Nitch. He was preceded in death by his brothers, the late LeRoy H. Bowen, Jr. (Lorraine), and the late Kenneth Bowen.
The family will receive family and friends at Rausch Funeral Home in Port Republic, MD, at 10 a.m. till the time of services at 12 noon. on Thursday, August 20, 2020. Private services and interment will follow. In recognition and memory of his lifelong love of gardening and flowers, the family will gladly receive live plants. In lieu of flowers, donations may also be made to the Prince Frederick Masons 142.
Thursday, August 20, 2020