Arline Bowen

Obituary of Arline Bowen

EASTFORD — Arline May (Marvin) Bowen, 94, went home to be with her Savior and Lord on Jan. 28, 2020.

She was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Providence, R.I., to Wade and Irene (Baldwin) Marvin. In 1930, they moved to East Woodstock. At Woodstock Academy, Arline met Spencer Bowen, who would become her beloved husband for just short of 67 years. Spen predeceased her on Sept. 17, 2013.

She was a loving helpmate to him, running errands for the family business – parts pick-up, bank runs and DMV. She made sure she was home to greet her children when they got home from school.

She enjoyed driving her Mustang convertible with the purple stripe – a gift from Spen for her 83rd birthday. She and Spen loved traveling to Sanibel Island every winter for more than 20 years. She was active in her church, teaching Sunday School and working with women's fellowship activities.

She enjoyed her grandchildren with weekly “Gramma days,” and went on to enjoy her great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her sister, Barbara (Marvin) Brown.

She is survived by her brother, Kenneth Marvin, and her sister-in-law, Betsy (Bowen) Erickson; her children Stephen Bowen and his wife Diana, Marjorie Krug and her husband Stephen, and Nancy Norman and her husband Carl; her grandchildren, Jonathan Bowen and his wife Carriel Cataldi, Rebekah Ciliax and her husband Ryan, Alexandra Krug, Jason Norman and his wife Melissa, Michael Norman and his wife Jennifer, and Joanna Fitte and her husband Rich; and nine great-grandchildren, Drew Norman, Aubrey Norman, Cade Norman, Mitchell Norman, Jillian Norman, Kara Norman, Rayne Norman Fitte, Kaylee Fitte and Bowen Fitte.

Anyone wishing to make a donation in Arline’s memory can give to Samaritan’s Purse ( or Eastford Independent Fire Co. (P.O. Box 333, Eastford, CT 06242).

A memorial service is planned for the spring at the convenience of the family. Share a memory at

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