Joanne A. Bowen 1932 - 2010 Bellevue, Wash.

Paid family tribute

Joanne A. Bowen of Bellevue, WA passed away on May 18, 2010. She is survived by her daughters Sarah (husband Joe) Dawson and Rebecca (husband Todd) Needham, granddaughters Cassie and Maggie Needham, siblings Wilbur Longanecker, Charles Longanecker and Charlotte Bair. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Ed Longanecker.
Joanne was born on June 9, 1932 to Lola and Howard Longanecker who farmed in the Lawrence, KS area. She graduated from Lawrence Liberty Memorial High School in 1950 and attended the University of Kansas. She was married for many years to Edwin Bowen and they lived in several places including Boston, Tulsa and the Los Angeles area. She moved to Bellevue, WA in 1981. She was a mother and homemaker. She enjoyed music, playing bridge and an amusing story. She grew up on a farm and a tornado blew away the barn on her 6th birthday. She also once dined with Princess Grace at the palace in Monaco. We will miss her laugh and infectious grin.
Friends are invited to share memories, view photos and sign the family’s online guestbook at Arrangements Flintofts Funeral Home 425-392-6444.

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