Daytona Beach, FL — Eileen A. Bowman (Smiles) of Daytona Beach, Fla., died May 15, 2013, in the presence of her children after a battle with cancer.
Eileen was born and raised in Staten Island, N.Y., and was a 1962 graduate of Curtis High School and graduate of City College of New York. Eileen went on to work at International Nickel on Wall Street until she met the love of her life, the late Charles “Boots” Bowman Jr., a Captain in the U.S. Army.
Charles and Eileen married and began their life in Andover, Mass. Eileen raised three children and then returned to school to become a medical assistant. She worked at a doctor’s office in Lawrence until the family moved to Bel Air, Md. In Bel Air, she started a day care and later worked at a hospital. After the passing of her husband, Eileen retired to Daytona Beach where she attended and volunteered at Tomoka Christian Church.
Eileen is survived by a daughter, Diane Lawder and her husband, William; two sons, Charles W. Bowman III and his wife, Lauren; John F. Bowman and his wife, Joy; her sister, Sue Ellen Olsen and her husband, John; her mother-in-law, Priscilla Bowman; four grandchildren; and other beloved family and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Services will be Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m. at the Free Christian Church, 31 Elm St., Andover, MA. Donations may be made to Tomoka Christian Church, 1151 W. Grenada Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL 32174.