Alice Maxine Cowan Bowlan, 94, resident of McLoud, Oklahoma, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at McLoud Nursing Center, McLoud.
Alice Maxine Cowan Bowlan, 94, passed from this life to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at the McLoud Nursing Center, McLoud, Oklahoma. She was born on March 3, 1923, in Shawnee, Oklahoma, the oldest of four children of Keether Cowan and Ada B. Cowan. She was raised in the South Rock Creek area east of Shawnee where she started school. After graduation from Earlsboro High School, she married Tilford “Sarge” Bowlan of Shawnee on Oct. 11, 1941. Throughout the war years she accompanied “Sarge” when she could and cared for their first child, Lavitha. The military service took her to residences in Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Colorado and two years in Japan. Also to this union a daughter, Shauna, and a son, Tilford Jr. were added. Ultimately their final military posting was in Shawnee.
Maxine was active in her local church, Rock Creek, Sharon, Trinity Baptist in Shawnee and Hillside Baptist in McLoud. She actively supported several veteran organizations in Shawnee. She was an excellent cook, seamstress and quilt maker. She enjoyed crocheting and spending time making items for friends and family.
After the children were grown, Maxine and “Sarge” became avid campers. In a short time, they combined their camping with serving the Lord as volunteer missionaries to North America through the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board. Serving as church planters and assisting start up missionary work in such places as Vermont, California, and Arizona, where “Sarge” passed away in 1985. At that point she moved back to Shawnee and eventually to McLoud in 1996 where she remained until she moved to the McLoud Nursing Center in January of 2015.
She enjoyed traveling, working in church, singing and sewing. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Preceeding her in death were her parents, Keether and Ada Cowan, sister Emogene Satterwhite, three step brothers, Noble, Sid and Buck Cowan, daughter Lavitha Dudley, grandson Christopher Hankins.
She is survived by her daughter Shauna Carver and husband, Jim Carver of McLoud; son Tilford Bowlan Jr. of McLoud; sister Mary Jane Cash of Lampasas, Texas; brother J.M. Cowan of Bull Head City, Nevada; grandson Brad Bowlan of Ponca City, Oklahoma; grandson Mark Hankins, wife Susan, great granddaughter Ashley and husband Reid Williams and great- great granddaughter Evelyn of New Braunfels, Texas; grandson Keith Carver, wife Misty, great grandsons Jacob and Jarrett, great granddaughter Haley, husband Hayden Avant and great-great granddaughter Brinlee, all of Midwest City, Oklahoma. Maxine was especially proud of her wo fifth generation granddaughters. She had many cousins, nephews, nieces and many very close friends and acquaintances.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Hillside Baptist Church, north of McLoud. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee, Interim Pastor Doug Henson will officiate. Walker Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.
Alice Maxine (Cowan) Bowlan, 94, resident of McLoud, Oklahoma, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at McLoud Nursing Center, McLoud.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at Hillside Baptist Church (north of McLoud)
with Pastor Doug Henson officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Walker Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. To sign the book or share memories on line, visit www.walkerfuneral.com.