Paul Richard Bowen

September 29, 1928January 19, 2013

Paul Richard Bowen, 84, a resident of Staunton, formerly of Harrisonburg, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at King’s Daughters’ Nursing Home. He was born in Rockingham County on September 29, 1928 and was the son of the late Richard and Mabel Craig Bowen. Paul graduated from Mt. Sidney High School and was self-employed in the construction business, until he retired in 1997. He was a member of the Moose, VFW and American Legion. During the Korean conflict he served in the US Army. His wife, Louise Sites Long Bowen, preceded him in death on March 14, 2012. He is survived by his children, Vickie Clausen, Karan Davis, and Jerry Bowen all of Verona, Richard Bowen of Bridgewater; two step-children, Sheree Long of Staunton, and Donald Long of North Carolina; a brother, Fred Bowen; 11 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends 7-8:00 PM, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. A funeral service will be held 1:30 pm, Wednesday, January 23, at the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Staunton, with Pastor John Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Linville Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Valley Mission, 1513 Beverley St., Staunton, VA 24401. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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January 23, 2013

Gary and I are so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was a good friend. We will never forget Paul, he was one of kind; and we are so glad he crossed our path. We buried my Mom Friday so we send you all our sympathy at this difficult time. Gary and Linda Baker

tony martin

January 23, 2013

Rich- we are sorry for the loss of your dad. You and your family will continued to be lifted up in our prayers. God bless!! Pastor Tony

Normandy 'Cat' Cook-Carrier

January 23, 2013

Sheree & family,
So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers be with you and the family at this difficult time.

John Dove

January 22, 2013


I am sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. God's speed in the days ahead.

Peggy Swink

January 22, 2013

So sorry to hear of your loss. Paul was related to my father George, who just died in October. Vickie, I don't know if you remember me or not but we went to school together. Please contact me at Peggy Bowen Swink

Cindy Perdue

January 21, 2013

So sorry to hear....Paul was like a father to in peace