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Ella Bea Bowen

January 15, 1944 - August 26, 2016

Ella Bea Bowen of McKinney, Texas passed away August 26, 2016, at the age of 72.  She was the second daughter of Jack and Hazel Doyal born January 15, 1944.  Ella grew up on a family farm in Roswell, New Mexico.  She enjoyed trading her inside chores with her sister Jackie so she could be outside with the animals.  Ella graduated Roswell High School in 1960.  She was a 1982 graduate of Texas Women University receiving BSN.  Ella worked at Flow Memorial Hospital for five years before moving to McKinney where she continued her career at Medical Center of McKinney as a manager of the Medical Surgical Unit and later the Day Surgery Pre-Op Unit. She married William “Bill” Bowen on July 31, 1987 in Frisco, Texas.  Ella and Bill spent their weekend’s country western dancing and caring for the ranch.  She loved being around family and friends.  Ella had a passion for her shelties.  She was a member of First Baptist Church in Melissa, Texas where she attended regularly. Ella was a woman of integrity.  She was very kind and caring.

She is survived by her husband of twenty-nine years, Bill Bowen; children, Cindy West, Donald Long and wife Jodi, Donna Bowen, Lonnie Bowen, and Debbie Lynch; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen, Texas with Pastor Trey Graham officiating.  Interment is to follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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So sorry to learn of Ella's passing. She took great care of our youngest son when he had his tonsils removed. She and Bill are among my favorite patients. Our deepest condolences! Matt Hudson, September 2, 2016 I worked with Ella for many years. She was a good caring person l enjoyed her at work and seeing her after work. We all laughed and cried together. She will be missed. Prayers to all. Rebecca Hopper one of the old Wysong bunch.
Rebecca Hopper, August 29, 2016 John White and I had so much respect for this sweet woman. Always a smile and a kind word. Prayers for the family. Beverly and John White, August 29, 2016 Bill, I'm so sorry about Ella. She was a blessing in this world, a true angel. When someone you love becomes a memory.... That memory becomes a treasure! Love Ya, Digby KAREN LYNCH, August 29, 2016 So sorry to hear of Ella's passing. She was such a positive influence on everyone that was around her. Always bright and cheerful. I am thankful for the time that I got to work with her, so many years ago. Prayers for her family. Rosemary Groda, August 28, 2016 My life was made so much richer knowing Ella, Bill, Cindy and the kids. She was truly the kindest person that I have ever known. Praying for her family, I know this is so hard but please know WE will see her again. Jeannie Cardwell, RN, August 28, 2016