Emma Dean Bowman

July 4, 1930September 18, 2022
Obituary of Emma Dean Bowman
Emma Dean (Deanie) Bowman passed away on September 18, 2022 peacefully at her home. She was born on July 4th, 1930 in Ryan, Oklahoma to Amos and Kathryn McCulley and was the youngest of 3 daughters. Deanie moved to Yuma around 1946 and started working as a waitress at Brownie’s Restaurant where she was the first person hired outside of the Brown family. She married Manford Lonnie Bowman on December 21*, 1948, and they had 3 boys: Steve, Craig, and Neil. In 1957, the family moved to Blaisdell where Deanie loved taking care of her family. Once her boys were grown, she worked for the USPS as a rural mail carrier and continued living in the “house that Papa built” until Manford’s passing in 2015. Shortly thereafter, she moved into town to be closer to her sons and daughters-in-law. Anyone who knew Deanie, knew of her love for baking. She was known for her delicious “made from scratch” pies, cakes and cookies, which she would take to family, friends and even a doctor or 2. The Bowman Family Thanksgiving celebrations were known for her desserts, especially the pecan pie. Deanie is survived by Sister-in-law Neva, sons Steve (Johnny Faye). Craig (Betsy), Neil (Beth), 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, the Sedlachek family (Debbie, Mike, and Alec), and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 11:00am, Desert Lawn Memorial Park. A reception will be held immediately after at Johnson Mortuary. We would like to thank Gaby and the caregivers from Amity Home Care who provided loving care to our Mom, and David, from Southwest Hospice who was available at a moment’s notice.

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Saturday, October 15, 2022

Graveside Service

11:00 am

Desert Lawn Memorial Park

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Reception to follow Graveside Service

Johnson Mortuary & Desert Lawn Memorial Park