Doris Bowen

Doris Bowen, 79, passed away at her Chattanooga home on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. She had been under the care of Hospice for a number of weeks and the family was present at the time of her passing. Doris grew up on a farm in South West Michigan. After high school she obtained a degree and became a Registered Nurse. Five years later, in 1963, she graduated from Madison Hospitals school of Nurse Anesthesia. In 1972, Doris began work for Erlanger Hospital. A few years latter Doris began working for Memorial Hospitals Anesthesia Associates where she worked for most of her tenure in Chattanooga. Doris husband, Walter Bowen preceded her. Doris is survived by her three children, Todd (Rhonda) Bowen, Julie (Amos) Smith and Jana Bowen. Doriss grandchildren, Joe Palmer, Brooke Aldridge, Pam Smith, Casey and Logan Bowen, will miss their loving grandmother. Family visitation will be in the Greeting Room at Signal Mountain First Presbyterian Church, at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, with service celebrating her life will begin at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Orphanage Emanuel, 715 Moores Mill Dr., Auburn, AL 36830 or, Partnership, 1800 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37402. Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975.

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