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Bernard and Roma Bowman

Bernard Baker Bowman (Barney), 89, and Roma Johnson Bowman, 98, formerly of Watauga, TX, passed away peacefully on October 27th and October 28th in Waco, Texas.

Waco visitation only will take place on Monday, November 16, 2020 from 5:00-7:00pm at the Lake Shore Funeral Home at 5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr, Waco, TX 76708. Watauga visitation for Bernard and Roma will be Thursday, November 19th from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel at 6001 Rufe Snow Drive, Ft Worth, TX 76148. A celebration of life service will immediately follow in Watauga from 11:00am-12:00pm. Their ashes will be interred at the DFW National Cemetery at 1:00pm following a brief military service. Arrangements are by Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel.

Bernard Baker Bowman (Sarge) was born on July 18, 1931 to Nina and Melvin Bowman in Suffolk, VA. Roma Johnson Bowman was born on February 22, 1922 to William Homer and Iris Elizabeth Johnson in San Antonio, Texas. They married on May 29, 1958, celebrating their 62nd anniversary this year. Together always in life, not separated in death.

Barney was a veteran of the Korean War and was a career Air Force military man. After retiring from the military he served as a long time bailiff in the Tarrant County Sheriff's office. He was also a lifelong Mason. Roma had a career as a civil servant and then worked for many years for the Parks and Recreation of the City of Watauga. They were involved in many aspects of the City of Watauga including the volunteer fire department, numerous committees, and the Watauga Senior Center during their 50 years of residence. At age 97 Roma was honored with the Fort Worth Volunteer of the Century award.

Barney and Roma are preceded in death by their oldest son James Lucas, their parents and siblings.

Barney and Roma are survived by Charles and Barbara Lucas, Walter and Jenny Lucas, granddaughter Gypsy Lucas and Tristan Pearman, grandson Howard Mark Alexander, granddaughters Kara and Eddy Cole, Kerry Olson and Rebecca and Mike Taylor. Roma is also survived by her niece Carol and Don Heine and her nephew Pat and Laura Johnson. Bernard is survived by his niece Mary Ellen Wilson and nephews Mike Bowman and John Bowman. They are also survived by three great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

The family of Roma and Barney wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the assisted living facility at Brookdale Lake Brazos and the wonderful staff of the Compassus Hospice organization who provided wonderful care during their last months.

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  • Barney and Roma are survived by Charles and Barbara Lucas, Walter and Jenny Lucas, granddaughter Gypsy Lucas and Tristan Pearman, grandson Howard Mark Alexander, granddaughters Kara and Eddy Cole, Kerry Olson and Rebecca and Mike Taylor.


    Roma is also survived by her niece Carol and Don Heine and her nephew Pat and Laura Johnson. Bernard is survived by his niece Mary Ellen Wilson and nephews Mike Bowman and John Bowman. They are also survived by three great grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.

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Joe Bailey

November 18, 2020

I met Sarge and Roma in the mid-1980s, we had a great friendship. They were very insightful about the many issues facing their hometown of Watauga. They both served on many various Boards and Committees, I sought them out on many issues throughout the years. Sarge and Roma had a great love for each other; when you saw one, you saw both. It is fitting they went to glory so close together; now they will always be together, forever. May GOD comfort their families and friends.

Nancy Meadows

November 18, 2020

Love Sarge and Roma, like family, being friends since 1980. I am thankful for all the wonderful memories of them. They always had smiles, hugs and great memories to share. They were both very devoted to the City of Watauga, serving on boards and committees. They especially volunteered many years in the senior citizen program. I will sure miss them and our telephone calls.

Rebecca Taylor

November 18, 2020

My grandparents returned to Heaven where they rest peacefully together. They did everything together.

They enjoyed the great outdoors, family time, the salty air, boiled shrimp by the buckets, and my Christmas favorite-stuffed jalapeños. They were always so adorable in their matching t-shirts.

They had adventurous spirits and told beautiful stories. They loved to live and lived to love!

We forever hold their memory in our hearts and miss them....until we meet again. ❤️

Rebecca, Michael, Maddie and Maya

Dean & Judy Kreutziger

November 18, 2020

I met Barney & Roma through my beloved husband Dean who had known them many years before me. When we moved to Port Aransas they came many times to visit us. They alway came in their motor home pulling their Jeep-so cool. One of the cutest things about these visits was they always had to buy matching shirts & were adorable in them together. We always treasured the time spent together & got to share many memories. I include my Dean in this because he is always in my heart & I know he was happy to see them again in our eternal home. Comfort & love to all the family.

Vickie Atchley

November 4, 2020

Sarge was my big huggable bear who loved to give me a hard time and keep me on my toes.
He was very vocal and stood ground on his beliefs. After he retired there would be rare moments he was ever without Roma. Loved them both became my family over 26 years..
I will miss talking with him. He was always there. Its good knowing they both left this place still together with tears of happiness for them. My sympathy goes out to the family

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