Jewel Bowden

jewel bowden
Jewel Marie Bowden was born August 12, 1918 and died on December 3, 2011 at the age of 93. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 59 years, Travis Bowden. Jewel was born and raised in Jefferson, Texas, but after marrying in 1941, she spent the rest of her time in Linden, Texas where she and Travis raised two daughters. Jewel was a member of the First Baptist Church in Linden and a member of the T.E.L. Sunday School class. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Before she got sick, she loved cooking for them and her specialties such as oyster dressing, meat loaf, chicken spaghetti and her pound cake will be missed by all. Jewel is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Theresa and Ron Cope of Wake Village and Drs. Marsha and Tom Savage of Mantrea, California; one grandson, Jason Michael Cope of Las Vegas, Nevada; one nephew, Louis Earl (Pete) Leslie of Shreveport, Louisiana and one niece, Mary Jane Bentley of Bastrop, Louisiana. Graveside services for Mrs. Bowden will be at 2:00pm, Tuesday December 6, 2011 in Linden Cemetery with Bro. Jackie Stanfield officiating. Those wishing to memorialize Mrs. Bowden may make contributions to the Linden Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 863, Linden, TX 75563 or Choir Fund of First Baptist Church P.O. Box 179, Linden, TX 75563.

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  1. Theresa and Marsha,I am so sorry about Mrs. Bowden passing away even though we knew this was coming. Its never easy as I know how it feels. She will always be a very special lady in my heart and mind. She was always very kind to me and for that I will always be grateful. My thoughts and prayers as well as my love is with you now. Wish we could be there in person for you.

  2. Marsha and Teresa,Sorry to hear about your Mother. She was a dear friend of my Mother, Ida Max. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  3. Theresa, So sorry for the loss of your Mom. Your Dad is very happy to have her with him I'm sure. You all are in our prayers.

  4. Theresa and Jason, I'm very sorry for the passing for your mother and grandmother. I will always remember the time she went with us to eat at Luby's for Thanksgiving. I'm praying for you both and keep the good memories in your mind.

  5. My heart is truly broken this morning and I really don't know how to feel. For all my 34 years, you were always there, being the best Grandmother one could hope to have. You raised two beautiful girls, one who turned out to be my Mom (the best Mom in the world – Theresa Cope) and the other, my wonderful Aunt Marsha. I will always cherish the many, many memories of all the special times we had being together. You were always the glue that held our family together…you were the Queen Mother (that's why I always called you Mother instead of Grandmother). I love you more than you will ever know, and appreciate everything…all the MANY things you've done for me…and I'll be missing you until I see you again one day. You always told me "don't ever forget Mother!"…well, I never EVER will forget you and I'll always love you.

  6. God took another angel home but he left behind her beautiful daughter to carry on her legacy. Ms. Cope has been my teacher and my friend and it is so obvious that she comes from a loving and kind family. I know that the days ahead will be tough but at least knowing that she is with your dad now and that she is so very proud of the ones that she left behind, may this bring peace to your hearts. God bless you and know that you are in my prayers.

  7. Our thoughts and prayers to the family. May you remember sweet times and rejoice in a life well lived.

  8. Marsha Kay and Theresa, I was so saddened to learn of Jewels' passing. I loved seeing her at our Bowden reunions! Laughter was bountiful when you got the Bowden clan together. I do hope that God will sustain you in this great loss. Her sister was an angel to my sweet Mother. Three great women will be truly missed, always doing for themselves and others. Very generous hearts, they were!! Love, I am praying for you to have the strength to sustain this great loss of your mom. Rely on God and he'll carry you through the good and bad times. Would love to see you both. Mary Janet

  9. Theresa, Marsha and families:What a wonderful lady your Mom was. I enjoyed knowing her and appreciate the example she set for us as we were growing up. I pray that your hearts will be filled with love and not sadness. Phyllis Lee Robinett

  10. Theresa and Marsha, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sorry I can't be there to honor Jewel in this time of sorrow.God bless you in this time of mourning.Love, "Aunt" Ronnie

  11. I have many memories of Aunt Jewel. I especially will remember the times I took her to Longview to the doctor after I moved back home to Linden. And the times she'd call to ask me to go get gas in her car. I was good to get to know her better than I had ever known her. I'm so glad the she and Uncle Travis will be together again because I know how much they loved each other. May they be happy as they enjoy their eternal life.

  12. Aunt Jewel will be greatly missed by family and friends. Marsha Kay/Theresa, we're sorry for your loss – your mom will be missed, but you can be thankful that she lived a long and very full life. We won't be at the funeral, but our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Love and Miss Y'all, Ron and Pam

  13. Marsha, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this sad time.I know that God will give you the strength that you need.Brenda

  14. Theresa Cope:One of the many things I remember about my dad was that Christmas was his favorite time of year. He would always joke with me and tell me he was expecting a BIG package! Well, this year he will be getting the biggest and best package of all. My mom died this morning and I know he will be very excited to see her. Even though this is a very difficult time for me and my family, I know my mom is now free from pain and in a much better place. Thanks to you all for your prayers and thoughts. They are very much appreciated.Lou Walls: I'm sorry to hear but yes she is in a much better place. Praying for you and your family.Tammy Green: Sorry to hear that Mrs Cope You and Your Family are in my prayers.Denise Brown- Webb: I am so sorry Mrs. Cope… and your family are in my prayers. I love you!!Cheryl Hendrick: So sorry Theresa bout your mom……its hard…..but we will be with them soon. i WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY……love you Miranda Nicole Davis: Prayers being sent for you and family..sorry for your loss.Jimmy Washington: So sorry for your loss Mrs. CopeKathy Belt Meredith: I'm so sorry to hear about your mother passing. What a Christmas celebration she & your dad will be having. I willing be saying prayers for you and your family.Judi Gunter: So sorry for your loss Theresa…Praying for you and your family:)Jana Campbell Goodwin: My thoughts and prayers are with you all! Imagine their smiles……. Vicki Fields Avery: Lifting you and your family up in prayer.Sherry Pate Stone: Theresa, so sorry to hear this. Knowing she is better off can certainly bring peace, but I know it is still hard.Kimberly Bursey-Reece: Praying for you and your family!Jasmine Payne: Im sorry to hear about ur mom and my prayers are with you Tcope!!Agnes Tirrito: Theresa, you are in my thoughts and prayers…and I love that your folks are together at your dad's favorite time of year. Sending hugs and love to you.Teresa Duncan: Sending love and prayers your way, but happy that your parents are together again.Suzanne Shelby: Oh Theresa I am so sorry! We will be praying for you guys. Linda Ford Murphy: So sorry for your loss…I know how hard it is to lose your mom.Judy Bressickello: I am so sorry Theresa but you're right…….what a beautiful gift for your Dad and Mom both!! He will be so happy to see her and she will be happy to see him and no longer be in pain. I lost my beautiful Mother on December 20th 2002 and I know it is so hard. You have the right attitude and it's so good that you realize she is in a wonderful place now. I will be praying for you and your family. God Bless you all Floyce Bates Trusty Thompson: So sorry for your loss. I pray for peace for you at this time.Becky Payne Buchanan: Such a sweet way to describe your mothers homegoingI will be praying for uMy mother went to heaven I'm July and I know what a hole it leaves in your heartWe just have go keep reminding ourselves that they are whole and happy Shari Travis Tyree: sorry for the loss of your Mom. Prayer for your Tammy Harmon: praying for you!!! My heart knows!!!!Gaye Robertson Bell: Sorry about your mom. You're in my prayers. And she IS in a better place. We should be jealous. Take care and keep the faith.Brenda Jansen: So sorry to hear, I know your heart is hurting even though you know she is pain free..praying for for you.Regenna Gatewood Reid: Prayer always works sorry for your loss.Todd Lumpkin: Theresa our family will be praying for you guys. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. We are so sorry for loss of your dear mother.Roxanne Compton Scheid: So sorry for the loss of your mother. Thoughts and prayers going your way Mrs. Cope and family.Cindy Matthews: So sorry for your loss Theresa ,sending prayers your way.Tasca Mills: That touched me soooo much, Mrs. Cope. I am sorry for your loss, joyful for your dad's gift! You and your family are in my prayers.Gary Schiffner: I am so sorry,Theresa. Thinking of you.Camille Kelly Turchi: Prayers to you and your Family. Heaven just got another Angel.Shirley Sharrer Cowan: So sorry for your loss Ms. Cope. What a great gift for your dad. I know you were so close to your mom and this is so difficult. I'm praying for God to give you the special strength that you need in this time. I'm here if you need me. Love you!Becky Jones: So sorry for your loss – will keep you and your family in my prayers.Tony McGee: Sorry for your loss

  15. Wow, Theresa I now know where your beauty comes from. Your Mother is a beautiful lady, inside and outside. I know she will be missed but just remember and cherish all the GREAT memories until you meet her again. Jason, your Mother as you called her will now be watching over you daily.

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