Heights Funeral Home


Timothy Monte Bowne

February 18, 1967March 16, 2021
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Timothy Monte Bowne, devoted husband and father, lost his life tragically on March 16, 2021, while vacationing with his family in Florida. Tim is survived by his wife Anouchka, daughter Francesca, sons Oliver and Anatole, brother Thomas Bowne, and sister Amy Simpson. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rowland and Marie Bowne. Tim was born in New Jersey on February 18, 1967 and grew up in Palmer Township, Pennsylvania. In 1985, Tim moved to Houston to attend Rice University and later obtained a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. For the last twenty-two years, Tim worked as a trial attorney and later as a supervisory trial attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Tim was a family man who loved nothing more than spending time with his wife and children, coaching his sons’ basketball, baseball, and soccer teams, and volunteering at their schools. He loved sports, music, traveling, and good food, was compassionate and giving of his time, and had a witty sense of humor. He was a great friend to all and a beloved member of the Houston Heights community where he lived for the last 17 years. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. A private memorial service will take place at Heights Funeral Home on April 1, 2021, at 3 pm. The service will be available publicly to livestream via Facebook. Flowers may be sent to the Heights Funeral Home, 1317 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77008. Memorial donations in memory of Tim can be made to Every Kids Sports


  • Anouchka Bowne, Wife
  • Francesca Bowne, Daughter
  • Oliver Bowne, Son
  • Anatole Bowne, Son
  • Amy Simpson, Sister
  • Thomas Bowne, Brother


  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service (Private)

    Thursday, April 1, 2021



Timothy Monte Bowne

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Jay Prestage

April 6, 2021

I met Tim in 1986 when we were both students at Rice, actually as neighbors in Will Rice. After I left Rice, we lost touch but were able to reconnect several years ago thanks to social media. He was a good guy back then and now. My prayers are with his family and loved ones.

Carole Fairfield

April 3, 2021

Dear Anouchka, Francesca, Oliver, and Anatole,
Please know that my heart aches for you, at the tragic loss of your dear husband and father. Francesca, I remember his smiling face when he and your mom hugged and congratulated you after
every Shakespeare performance at Travis. I remember him coaching the soccer team, and how involved and supportive he was! Tim touched the lives of many young people, and I know he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. You will continue to be in my thoughts. With much love,
Carole Fairfield

Susan Hutnik

April 2, 2021

I grew up next to the Bowne family in Pa. The bouncing of Timmy’s basketball is the soundtrack of my childhood. I haven’t seen Tim for more than 20 years but I’ve loved seeing the Facebook posts of his family. I am so sad and send my deepest sympathy to Tom and Amy and Tim’s wife and children.

Charity Autry

April 1, 2021

Our hearts are breaking for the Bowne family during this time. We will always remember his joyful attitude and smile. In all of the Thunder baseball games we watched as families I never saw Tim angry. He was always positive and full of joy. We will remember him with a smile, and strive to be a little more like Tim. You will continue to be in our prayers.

Guillaume HERBAUX

April 1, 2021

We are with you . We always remember that beautiful moment share with you in France.

Michael Lightner

April 1, 2021

“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.” CHS

Tim's character as seen by his actions, stories, and presence will never be forgotten.

Cindy Giesen

April 1, 2021

I met Tim when our children were in pre-k and kindergarten together.
5 years have passed since our boys had a class together. I would see Tim frequently at the Travis playground after school, and he would frequently say, “Hi Cindy. How are you?” He never forgot my name. He was always interested in how I was.
Tim seemed to be like this with everyone. I was very impressed by his kindness, and his involvement w his children’s lives.
Tim- you made our world a much better place. You community will never forget you and we are better for knowing you. Much love I send to the entire Bowne family. ♥️♥️♥️

Bridget Batson

April 1, 2021

Devastated to hear the news of Tim's passing. He was such a wonderful coach to Jude at Timbergrove and we feel truly blessed to have known him. Thank you, Tim, for your kindness and patience as a coach.

Dana White

April 1, 2021

I had the pleasure of getting to know Tim on the Travis Elementary playground while Anatole played with my son, Dylan. After countless play dates, birthday parties, campouts and summer camps, it was clear to see that he was such a devoted husband and loving father.

He was kind and patient, especially with children - always complimentary of their efforts and saying the right things to build their confidence on the field. He had an amazing sense of humor and I will never forget Dylan teaching him “The Floss” at the 2nd grade Economics Fair!

Tim will truly be missed and our hearts are with Anouchka, Francesca, Oliver and Anatole during this difficult time.

Dana, Richard and Dylan White

Cal Sercu

March 31, 2021

I was lucky enough to meet Anouchka after we kept showing up at our local park at the same time, a few times, when our girls were very young. As fast friends our families came to spend time together and Tim was instantly likable, it was darn near impossible not to like him. There was so much to admire and love about him... I have to say his laugh was THE best! A cross between a chuckle, chortle and very close to a snort that never quite came; ridiculously infectious!

As silly as Tim could be he was very serious about the causes close to his heart. He is the reason I first began contributing to the ACLU and still do to this day. Tim, you will be missed so much.

The Sercus send strength and hugs to the family during this very difficult time.