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Obituary: Norman J. Bowen

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"Together Forever"

Norman J. Bowen was reunited with his Eternal Sweetheart August 5, 2000. He died peacefully in his home in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He entered mortality May 7, 1914 in Tooele, UT to the loving arms of Grace and Lewis G. Bowen. He was the fourth of nine children. Married his sweetheart, Doris G. Kone Aug. 22, 1934 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Together they shared a life of service and love to others.

Norman was an active member of the LDS Church, serving as a high priest. Through the years he has been first counselor in the Tooele, Utah Ward, high priest group leader in the Grant 5th Ward in SLC, UT, scout master and received his Eagle Award. Most of all he enjoyed working in the Salt Lake LDS Temple for thirty-six years. Everyone enjoyed Norman as a tour guide at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, and missed him after he became ill. He was in the grocery business most of his working years, retiring as a meat cutter for Albertson's in 1974.

Survivors include one son, Norman Darrell (Beverly) Bowen, Conroe, TX; one daughter, Paula A. Owens, SLC, UT; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two brothers; Edgar K. Bowen, SLC, UT, Harold B. Bowen, FL; and three sisters, Marie Newton, Orem, UT, Barbara Pederson, SLC, UT, Violet Powell, SLC, UT. Preceded in death by his wife, Doris; parents; and three brothers.

Viewing will be 6-8 p.m. Aug 8, Memorial Estates Mortuary, 5850 S. 900 E., Murray, UT. Services will be 12 noon Wed. Aug 9, at the LDS Brickyard Ward, 1111 E. Charlton Ave., with a viewing one hour prior to funeral. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens of the Valley.

The family of Norman J. Bowen expresses thanks to the many friends, neighbors, and care givers who have helped us through this very difficult time. This has meant more to us than words can express. Our deepest thanks go out to all of you.