Agnes Marie Bowman, R.N.Fayetteville, AR, 1921 - 2013 0comment
Agnes Marie Bowman, R.N., 91, of Fayetteville died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Butterfield Trail Village in Fayetteville. Mrs. Bowman was born July 17, 1921, in Bentonville to Homer Dodds and Pearl Mullins Pack.
Mrs. Bowman was a graduate of Rogers High School. She continued her education by attending St. Edwards School of Nursing, graduating in 1944 as a registered nurse. Mrs. Bowman first worked as a registered nurse for the Fayetteville City Hospital from 1945 to 1952 and then went to work for Springdale Memorial Hospital. While working for Springdale Memorial Hospital, Mrs. Bowman assisted Dr. Stanley Applegate and Dr. Ed Wheat in establishing the hospital's first certified operating room. She continued her career by becoming the operating room supervisor and then house supervisor until her retirement in 1989.
Mrs. Bowman was a member of First Methodist Church of Springdale. Mrs. Bowman had a positive impact on the lives of many people of Springdale and the surrounding area. She will be missed by all of her family, friends and a host of families who she helped.
Mrs. Bowman was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Tucker, who died in 1965. She was also preceded in death by M.T. "Bo" Bowman, her husband, in 1990; two sons, Richard Tucker and Ronald Tucker; one granddaughter, Jayme Minchew; and two brothers, Homer Pack and Roscoe Pack.
Survivors include her daughter, Judith (Judy) Ann Fullington of Benton; one son, Tommy Tucker; one grandson, Jeff Martens of Harrison; three great-grandchildren, April Minchew, Jeremy Minchew and Tucker Lee Martens; two great-great-grandchildren, Jayden Minchew and Ashlyn Minchew.
Interment services were Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Bluff Cemetery in Springdale, Ark.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the Convocation Center at Butterfield Trail Village in Fayetteville, Ark.
Memorials may be made in Agnes' memory to Northwest Arkansas Community College, One College Drive, Bentonville, AR 72712; nursing program at Northwest Arkansas Vocational Technical School, 709 S. Old Missouri Road, Springdale, AR 72764; and the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, 606 N. Razorback Road, 1 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701.
To sign the guest book online, please visit www.siscofuneral.com.
Published May 2, 2013
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Sisco Funeral Chapel
705 W. Meadow St., Springdale, AR