Bernice Bowman

Bernice Charlotta Williams Bowman passed away peacefully surrounded by family August 23, 2013 at Canyonlands Care Center.

Bernice was born July 24, 1920 to Frank D Williams and Mada Fern Larsen Williams at the old Moab Hospital. She was one of the first to be born in Moab’s first Hospital. Bernice married Wilton Haskell “Heck” Bowman on June 24, 1939 in Green River. To that marriage three daughters were born. They made their home in Moab and later moved to Telluride, Colo., and then back to Moab.

Some years later they moved to Crawford, Colo., and eventually back to Moab. Sometime later they moved to Virginia City, Mont., where Heck worked for the Sheriff’s Department and Bernice worked in housekeeping field. They spent ten years in Montana but Moab always called them back. Bernice worked as a housekeeper and a clerk until her retirement in 1982.

She enjoyed many years spending time on family outings and with her grandchildren. She was active in the Elks Organization and enjoyed the volunteer work she did with them.

Bernice is survived by three daughters; one sister Dorothy Tracas of Casa Grande, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and numerous great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.