Carol Marjorie Bowen

December 15, 1939March 22, 2021

Carol Marjorie Bowen, age 81, of Acworth, GA, passed away peacefully after a short illness on Monday, March 22nd, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was born in New York and resided there for many years before moving to Georgia.

Carol was an active and beloved member of Christ Episcopal Church, the Eastern Star having earned her 60 year pin, and the DAR. She used her talent for knitting to create beautiful prayer shawls for her family, friends, and those in need. Carol was known for her lively nature and giving heart. She gave her all in everything she did with enthusiasm and poise. She will always be remembered as a caring, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend.

Carol leaves to cherish in her memory her husband of 50 years, Hubert “Buff” Bowen Sr.; son, Hubert “Buff” Bowen Jr. and his wife Karen; daughter, Leslie Kenny and her husband Rick; sisters, Lillian Bowman and Irene Ridgeway; 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, as well as numerous extended family members and lifelong friends.

Carols resurrection to life eternal and the Rites of Christian Burial will be celebrated Sunday, March 28th, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Christ Episcopal Church, 1210 Wooten Lake Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144 adjacent to the Memorial Garden of Christ Episcopal Church. Weather permitting, the liturgy will be celebrated outdoors so all who wish to join may attend. Congregants are asked to wear a mask and to bring their own chair. Burial will immediately follow the liturgy. Reception will be held at 4pm at Meyerhardt Lodge No. 314, 1801 Big Shanty Dr, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Christ Episcopal Church or the Eastern Star Meyerhardt Lodge No. 314 would be most appreciated. If you choose to send flowers, please note the church grounds are windy. Tall arrangements may be difficult to secure.


  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, March 28, 2021


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Cookie Callaghan (Ridgeway)

March 27, 2021

Our mom is the middle sister between Lillian and Carol. I loved watching the 3 of them when we could get together. Their New York accent would get stronger and stronger as they reminisced together. Although we didn't see Carol frequently while living in South America, we visited with her and Buff each time we traveled to the East Coast. We also enjoyed a wonderful time with them out here on the West Coast several years ago. We are grieving with Buff and family and pray for God's peace over them during these difficult days and months. We love you, Aunt Carol! Irene, Bill Jr., Cookie, Franklin, Danny and the entire Ridgeway family.

Glenn Bowman

March 26, 2021

Carol, my mother’s youngest sister, was a constant and loving presence throughout my childhood and adolescence and a continued support for the family up to the present. She was always there for my mother over the past few years - whether by ‘phone or, despite the awfully long drive from Acworth to Long Island, in person on holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and simple get togethers, turning up in a tightly packed car with husband and dog in tow. I - living in England - saw her less often, but we met when Elizabeth and I were in New York or, more frequently, on Skype. She never forgot to send a Christmas, birthday, Easter or Thanksgiving card, and kept my mother well stocked with snickerdoodles and other treasures from her oven. She was taken very much in the prime of life, despite her age, and those of us she’s left behind - especially Buff and my mother - will miss her sorely.

Bonnie Mullin

March 24, 2021

Carol was a friend from our Eastern Star chapter. She was a sweet lovely lady and will be missed so much. Prayers for Buff and family.

Sybil Zwahlen

March 24, 2021

Our golden chain was broken when Kennesaw Chapter #414, Order of the Eastern Star, lost one of its brightest links. We will miss Carol more than words can say. We extend heartfelt sympathy to Buff and family.

Nick and Pam Devenish

March 24, 2021

We were neighbors for nearly thirty years and we will miss her dearly. Our condolences to you all.

Nick Pam and Justin

Pam Devenish

March 24, 2021

Nick and I were next door neighbors to Carol and Buff for over 20yrs. Carol was the absolute best neighbor. She remembered us every Christmas with Nick's favorite chocolate chip cookies. She was thoughtful and kind and sent me Get Well cards after I had surgery and sympathy cards for my dogs as they passed. We will miss her greatly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Buff and the family.