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Ted Dickey Funeral Home

2128 18th Street, Plano, TX

OBITUARY

Linda Joyce Bowerman

March 28, 1954July 19, 2020
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Linda Joyce “Widdows” Bowerman was born in London England March 28th 1954. When Linda was 18 months, old she moved to Rhodesia with her parents. She grew up in Rhodesia and attended Frank Johnson elementary school, as well attended Lord Malvern High School. Linda was the oldest daughter of John and Kathy Widdows, and sister to Janet Widdows Zipperer.

Linda married Eric Bowerman, and together they had two sons – Blaine and Ethan. They lived in Rhodesia until 1983 when they moved to South Africa. Later in 1994, they were able to rejoin her family in the United States of America. There she worked as an office manager and administrative assistant at various companies making numerous friends along the way.

Linda had many things she was passionate about, most of all being her family. She was willing to move to any corner of the world, so long as she could be with the ones she loved. She enjoyed baking and cooking, whether it was for an event, or a family gathering, you could bet there was a line for her food that she made with love.

She was a well skilled English horse rider in dressage and jumping. This began a life-long love of horses. She learned to make porcelain dolls from her mother-in-law. She sold some when living in Africa, kept some, and gave some as gifts.

She loved babies, especially newborns. She took great delight in knitting tiny baby clothes to give as gifts to the new parents.

Linda was a loving Mother and Grandmother, who delighted in being around her children and grandchildren – blood related or not.

Throughout the years, she battled breast cancer, diabetes and kidney failure - believing that she lived on God’s time she lived by her terms. Linda went home to be with the Lord on July 19th 2020. She was a blessing in many people’s lives, is dearly loved and will be missed. There is peace found in knowing that we will meet again in the presence of God.

She is survived by her husband Eric Bowerman, her eldest son Blaine Bowerman, her daughter-in-law Michele Bowerman, their 3 children and 1 grandchild, her youngest son, Ethan Bowerman and his 2 sons. She is also survived by her sister Janet Widdows Zipperer, her brother-in law Troy Zipperer and their 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, as well as family in the United States, England, South Africa and Zimbabwe. She is preceded in death by her Father, John Widdows, and her Mother, Kathy Widdows.

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Graveside Inurnment

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

Memories

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Anjelah Ervin

August 1, 2020

Barrett climbed in bed with his Granny when we went to visit her in rehab... 💖 😃 She was definitely over joyed! 💞 This was the last time we saw her other than through a window due to the pandemic. 💔 February 2020

Anjelah Ervin

August 1, 2020

Barrett Bowerman visiting his Granny at her apartment in Dallas. He's wearing a hooded sweater and pants knitted especially for him by Linda! 💖 October 2019

Misty Sutman

July 31, 2020

My fondest memory of Linda is when my mom died in June 2002. I had just moved to Plano a couple of weeks prior when I got that fateful call about my mom at 9:15pm. She watched my kids (4 and 6 at the time) so I could go to Arlington to be with my mom. She passed and we went home, Ethan told her that my mom passed at approximately 2am. The next morning I was in the kids room folding laundry on the floor in complete shock and a zombie like state. Linda sat on the bed and when I looked up at her, she looked like she had been crying all night. With tears in her eyes she opened her arms and said "come here my girl". I laid my head in her lap and completely lost control of all my emotions. That was the catalyst for our relationship. From that moment on, she was my surrogate mom. We lived together and we worked together. So much has happened in the 18 years I knew her, both good and bad. She loved my kids as her own blood grandkids. Her death is the hardest hitting that I've ever experienced. I think it's because we were chosen family. Even after mine and Ethan's divorce.

The amount of love and respect I have for her is insurmountable. She was my strength when I needed it but also a firm hand. I am so incredibly blessed and grateful to have had the honor to call her "mom". She was a living legend and her legacy will reign for all eternity. I can't believe she is gone. I dreaded this day from day one. I take solace in the fact that she is no longer in pain or discomfort and she was greeted at the gates by GG and Granny Dulcie. When my grandmother died on my birthday in 2011, she said something that has stuck with me that has helped me heal with other deaths. She said "celebrate their life, not their death because they lived better than they died". That has stuck with me ever since, now if I could only apply it to her passing. Thank you for opening your heart to me, I will treasure it forever. Rest In Peace you beautiful soul.

Misty Sutman

July 31, 2020

Evan insisted on playing Connect 4 with granny.

Misty Sutman

July 31, 2020

With Sierra.

Misty Sutman

July 31, 2020

Rachel and Gavin Finnegans twins.

Misty Sutman

July 31, 2020

She loved her crafts.

Misty Sutman

July 31, 2020

Misty Sutman

July 31, 2020

One of the last times she wore make up. I always thought she was beautiful regardless.

Misty Sutman

July 31, 2020

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