Donald Ralph Bowen
April 25, 1922  -  June 10, 2018

Donald Ralph Bowen

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Sunset Memorial Funeral Home
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
6:00-8:00 PM
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Funeral Service
Sunset Funeral Home Chapel
6801 East Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
1:00 PM
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Sunset Memorial Gardens
6801 E. Business 20
Odessa, TX  79762
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I served in the Army.

Donald Ralph Bowen of Odessa, TX, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Odessa, TX.

Donald Ralph Bowen, beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather, was born April 25, 1922 in Greenfield, Iowa to Oren Chesley Bowen and Lula Maude (Shanklin) Bowen.

He retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a Postmaster, on Sept. 28, 1984. He also served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 – 1946. Don was a true patriot and loved his country. His main occupation was carpentry; he was both a finish carpenter and a home builder. He was an active member and faithful attendee of Sherwood Church of Christ in Odessa, Texas. His main hobby was bowling; he was an avid league bowler through the age of 92.

Donald is survived by his sons, Jeff Bowen and Jessey Bowen, of Odessa & Midland, Texas and one daughter, Nancy Vinyard Nowak of Washington, Michigan. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Allene Bowen and one great-granddaughter.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 1:00 PM, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Lynn Money officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign his guestbook at


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  1. Darva Earnest

    God bless all of your hearts and strengthen you as you go through this time. Mr. Don has always been a fine and kind gentleman .

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