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Constance Warne Bowden
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In memory of
Constance Warne Bowden
Constance Warne Bowden June 26, 1935 - Feb. 19, 2020 Connie was born June 26, 1935 at Ewa Plantation Hospital, Territory of Hawaii. She died at her home surrounded by family Feb. 19, 2020 in Woodland, Wash., after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She grew up on the family orchid farm in Honolulu before enrolling in college at Fort Collins, Colo., in 1953. As a child, she witnessed the Japanese planes flying over her house on the way to bombing Pearl Harbor. Her parents remained on Oahu for the duration of the war. After graduating from Punahou School, she left Hawaii in 1953 to attend Colorado A & M (Colorado State) for one year. On the very first day of school she met her beloved husband to whom she would be married to for 66 years. She married Dave Bowden in Steamboat Springs, Colo., in 1954. The couple moved to Corvallis, Ore., that fall where she studied Botany and Zoology at Oregon State College and Dave studied Forest Engineering. After graduation, jobs at Wallowa and Mollala, Ore., were followed by 20 years in Lincoln City, Ore., and the remainder of her life was spent on the family farm and tree farm near Woodland, Wash. Her main interests included her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader, orchids and gardening, birds of all kinds, snowmobiling, ocean fishing, camping, flying, tours in antique cars, OSU football games, Portland Trailblazer basketball games, her farm animals, Labrador dogs and tree farm. Longtime involvement with Oregon Logging Conference, Pacific Logging Congress and the Franklin Car Club filled out her busy life with many friendships. She was preceded in death by parents, Milton and Erma Warne of Honolulu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband, Dave Bowden of Woodland, Wash.; sister, Anne Arthur of Roundup, Mont.; daughter, Karen Parkman (Tom) of Asotin, Wash.; sons, Daniel Bowden (Vic) of Battle Ground, Wash., and Gregory Bowden (Priscilla) of Gretna, Neb.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at a later date on the family farm near Woodland, Wash. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Constance Warne Bowden
Constance Warne Bowden June 26, 1935 - Feb. 19, 2020 Connie was born June 26, 1935 at Ewa Plantation Hospital, Territory of Hawaii. She died at her home surrounded by family Feb. 19, 2020 in Woodland, Wash., after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She grew up on the family orchid farm in Honolulu before enrolling in college at Fort Collins, Colo., in 1953. As a child, she witnessed the Japanese planes flying over her house on the way to bombing Pearl Harbor. Her parents remained on Oahu for the duration of the war. After graduating from Punahou School, she left Hawaii in 1953 to attend Colorado A & M (Colorado State) for one year. On the very first day of school she met her beloved husband to whom she would be married to for 66 years. She married Dave Bowden in Steamboat Springs, Colo., in 1954. The couple moved to Corvallis, Ore., that fall where she studied Botany and Zoology at Oregon State College and Dave studied Forest Engineering. After graduation, jobs at Wallowa and Mollala, Ore., were followed by 20 years in Lincoln City, Ore., and the remainder of her life was spent on the family farm and tree farm near Woodland, Wash. Her main interests included her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader, orchids and gardening, birds of all kinds, snowmobiling, ocean fishing, camping, flying, tours in antique cars, OSU football games, Portland Trailblazer basketball games, her farm animals, Labrador dogs and tree farm. Longtime involvement with Oregon Logging Conference, Pacific Logging Congress and the Franklin Car Club filled out her busy life with many friendships. She was preceded in death by parents, Milton and Erma Warne of Honolulu, Hawaii. She is survived by husband, Dave Bowden of Woodland, Wash.; sister, Anne Arthur of Roundup, Mont.; daughter, Karen Parkman (Tom) of Asotin, Wash.; sons, Daniel Bowden (Vic) of Battle Ground, Wash., and Gregory Bowden (Priscilla) of Gretna, Neb.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at a later date on the family farm near Woodland, Wash. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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