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Bettie Davenport Bowen

January 29, 1933November 17, 2020

Bowen, Bettie Davenport, passed peacefully with the rising sun Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Born January 29, 1933, Bettie was raised in the Northern Neck of Virginia, by her sainted Granddaddy Luttrell and Aunt Annie Luttrell. Upon graduating from Farnham High, she moved to Richmond where she met and married her surviving husband of nearly 70 years, Alvin Stanley Bowen, Sr. Bettie and Stan began their family in 1952. The five children, all of whom survive their mother are: Rose B. Domayer (Dennis), Alvin S. Bowen, Jr (Nancy), Steven M. Bowen (Wendy), Cynthia L. B. Treadway (George), Diana B. Williford (Greg). During her time as a devoted wife and mother, she earned degrees from Smithdeal-Massey Business College and J. Sergeant Reynolds. In 1974, she became her husband’s partner in his accounting business as his Executive Secretary. Throughout her schooling, family life, and employment, Bettie was an honored Sunday School Teacher at Ginter Park Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her parents, William P. Davenport and Louise D. Barrett; her brothers Vernon E. Davenport, Lawrence P. Davenport, William L. Davenport, and Robert E. Davenport, and her beloved sister Shirley D. Hall; and beautiful granddaughter, Chloe E. Bowen. Surviving grandchildren are Candace (Rob), Kyle, Robbie (Sarah), Derek (Stacey), Maegan (Samuel), Ali (Jordan), Dalton, Garth (Emily), Brett (Amelia), Molly Grace, and 13 great grandchildren. Also, many cherished nieces and nephews. The Services of Celebration and Internment will be private. The family is grateful for love and prayers by friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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  • She was predeceased by her parents, William P. Davenport and Louise D. Barrett; her brothers Vernon E. Davenport, Lawrence P. Davenport, William L. Davenport, and Robert E. Davenport, and her beloved sister Shirley D. Hall.
    She is survived by her husband,Alvin Stanley Bowen, Sr.; five children, Rose B. Domayer (Dennis), Alvin S. Bowen, Jr (Nancy), Steven M. Bowen (Wendy), Cynthia L. B. Treadway (George), Diana B. Williford (Greg); grandchildren,Candace (Rob), Kyle, Robbie (Sarah), Derek (Stacey), Maegan (Samuel), Ali (Jordan), Dalton, Garth (Emily), Brett (Amelia), Molly Grace, and 13 great grandchildren. Also, many cherished nieces and nephews.

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CHARLES & SUSIE TRIBLE

November 28, 2020

We were sorry to learn of Bettie's loss, she was a wonderful inspiration to us all and will truly be missed by many. Condolences to Al and her family, she will leave a huge void in many lives.

Braden and Tammy Neely

November 20, 2020

To all of the Bowen Family.

So sorry for your mother’s passing. May god be with you all in this difficult time. May your mom Rest In Peace.

Bonnie Cosby Gagermeier

November 19, 2020

Bowen Family,
I can't express in words how much your family has meant to ours over the years....so many wonderful memories. Bettie and Al were such fantastic friends to my parents, Eileen and Linwood. Bettie will be so missed by everyone. Please know that I am thinking about and praying for peace for your entire family during this difficult time.

Love,
Bonnie Cosby Gagermeier

Emily Mitchell

November 19, 2020

Cindy & Family,

May God comfort you & family now & in the days to come. 🙏🙏🙏

Gail Dowell

November 18, 2020

Bettie was a wonderful, sweet spirited person! A loving wife, mother, grandmother & great grandma and special to many friends. I am so sorry for your loss but know she is in a better place and watching over you all! May God bless you all and comfort you through this difficult time.

Lou Ann Neely

November 18, 2020

Chuck, Matthew and I are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Our prayers are with all of you.

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