Klare Anna Bowman

April 18, 1935 - November 11, 2019
Klare Anna Bowman


Klare Anna Bowman, 84, was pronounced dead November 11, 2019, having passed away sometime earlier.

Mrs. Bowman is survived by her husband, Worth Byron Bowman II, along with his three children, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a large number of cats.

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  • November 14, 2019
    Cindy Boyce says:
    I am so sorry. I am sending love, hugs and prayers of comfort to her son and husband. I haven't seen Anna is over 25 years. She was an amazing woman who loved deeply. She was so kind to me.

  • November 17, 2019
    Joe Bowman says:
    Anna, we had a complicated family. You were always so kind to me and I love you for it. I wish to the bottom of my heart that we'd kept in closer touch so that I could have known you better. You perhaps more than anyone taught me the world isn't made of heroes and villains but just of people. Thank you.

  • November 20, 2019
    Susan B. Reilly says:
    I knew Anna since June 2018, when she hired me as a caregiver through the company Comfort Keepers. At some point she was concerned that she would outlive her money, so I became simply her friend, running errands. These included collecting her mail and buying (a lot!) of cat food, Ensure, Moscato wine, and a carton of Palmolive Reds 100. I was fascinated by her, a child growing up in Nazi Germany whose mother was taken away for her protests; who became a Lutheran nun for seven years; who became a nurse; who spent ten years in Australia helping her brother run a hotel in the Outback; who came to America and became qualified here as a nurse. She said more than once how thrilled she was to pass through the entry point, where an official said, "Welcome to the United States of America." Anna was a very intelligent and cultured woman. She spoke excellent English, read old German texts, and looked smashing when she got dressed up. My husband and I took her to dinner at the Oceanic for her birthday in April. I never saw such a transformation! She looked stunning and was delighted to be at an old haunt. I will miss her a lot. I can hear her say, "Susan?" when I entered the house on Monday afternoons. She slept in the day and woke in the night. I have no idea why. I am sorry Anna died alone. I hope she slipped away painlessly. And I pray that she is in heaven, with her family and friends. Rest in peace, friend.

  • November 20, 2019
    Barbara Bonelli says:
    I had the pleasure and privilege of meeting anna about two years ago. She was beautiful, intelligent, refined , interesting talented and a delightful company. She lived her life according to her own rules, I aspire to follow her lead. We plan to meet on the other side.

  • July 20, 2020
    Cecile S Chappell lit a candle:
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