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Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1917 Archer City Hwy, Wichita Falls, TX

OBITUARY

Christel Ellen Bowen

October 15, 1932September 28, 2019
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Christel Ellen Bowen, 86 of Pleasant Valley, peacefully went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Funeral services will be 1:00 Thursday at the Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home Chapel. Viewing will be from 7-9 P.M. Wednesday at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Memorial Park. Christel was born October 15, 1932 in Hamburg, Germany to Gertrude Brand. She married Donald E Bowen February 17, 1956 in Morfelden, Germany and together raised four wonderful children. She was a wife and mother who loved family, gardening, and reading. Christel was baptized on September 10, 1978 at City View Baptist Church. She is preceded by her parents, daughter, Cynthia Roosa, sister, Gelinda and her loving husband of 53 years of marriage. Survivors included Christine and Stanley Chitwood of Simpsonville, S.C, Ronnie May and Eddie Stewart of Wichita Falls, Donald E and Sharon Bowen of Iowa Park; fourteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Online condolences may be made at www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, October 3, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, October 3, 2019

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Charline Wakefield

October 3, 2019

We met Christel and Don when we moved onto Vickers CT. They welcomed us into the neighborhood with homemade goodies. She was always bringing us her favorite German made candies. She did have a lovely accent and did look at you intently. I learned to love her so much. If only everyone was as kind as she. I have a handwritten recipe she gave me that I will always cherish. Love and prayers for her lovely family.

Billie Pugliesi

October 2, 2019

You were always so kind and made everyone feel so special. My children were never forgotten on Birthdays and Christmas. You had a smile that lit up the room. Ill always remember that smile.

Amy Welch

September 30, 2019

Oma has a contagious laugh, and when she got the giggles, you couldn’t help but laugh with her.
When I was a child, she made the best cream cheese and jelly sandwiches, when I was starving after an afternoon of swimming at her house.
She never let me leave empty handed after a visit with her, and she loved to gather everyone up for a photo.
She was always able to find something beautiful in everyone and everything. I am going to miss her very much.

Simon Welch

September 30, 2019

I loved how Oma would get excited about our birthdays since they were only a day apart. I would call her on the 15th and wish her a happy birthday and she would remind me that my "birsday" (what a great accent she had!) was the next day, as if I couldn't remember myself. She was a great story teller and I will miss her staring so intensely at me even if I found it weird at the time. I love and miss her.

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