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Bette Arlone (Funk) Bowman

Posted 2018-04-15 by mhenderson
Today's News-Herald, Lake Havasu City, AZ -
Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2018

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Bette A. Bowman, 93, was born July 20, 1924 in Circle, Montana to Sam
and Minnie Funk. She married Burhl Schulz in 1941. In 1942, their son
James (Jim) was born. Bette was widowed in 1944, when Burhl lost his
life on the USS Intrepid. Bette and son, Jim moved to Havre, Montana
where she met Frank Bowman and married him on December 24, 1945. In
1949, they had a daughter, Pam (Weigum). Frank and Bette’s anniversary
and holiday parties were the talk of the town. While in Havre, Bette
sold Avon, worked at Owl Drug and La Mode, modeled, and golfed.

Frank and Bette moved to Lake Havasu City in June 1979. For 33 years
in Lake Havasu City, they golfed, threw cocktail parties, and played
bridge. For many years, Bette was an election official at the voting
polls. She was an avid painter of landscapes, water scenes, and
wildlife. Bette was an artist, not only with a paint brush, but also
of table settings for formal dinners and it was a must to use a
coaster and cocktail napkin.

After Frank passed away in February 2012, she sadly and bravely left
Arizona in December for a snowy and cold Spokane, Washington to be
close to her daughter and family. Bette passed away peacefully on
March 18, 2018 in Spokane. She is survived by her daughter, Pam (Jon)
Weigum, Grandson Scott (Malia) Whitaker, Granddaughter Amanda Weigum,
Great-grandsons Connor and Ryley Whitaker, her daughter-in-law Lynda
Bowman, and her younger brother Bob Funk.

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant twin sisters, a
sister Leah, brothers Ted and Gene, her husband, her son, and so many
close friends. She left the world at about 5:40 p.m., just in time to
join her husband, son, and friends for cocktail hour in heaven. With
drink and cocktail napkin in hand, we raise a toast to Love, Health,
and Happiness. Donations can be made in her memory to Horizon Hospice,
123 W Cascade Way, Spokane, WA 99208.

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