Anna Marie Bowens

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Anna Marie Bowens was born on Aug. 30, 1953 in Huntington, Long Island, New York. She passed away suddenly on Jan. 25, 2019 in Apache Junction, AZ. Her beloved cat Mitchell joined her 5 days later.
She was raised in Northport, Long Island, NY by loving parents. She grew up with a brother and sister.
Anna’s work experience was primarily in Arizona and Nebraska. It was a varied career from Cosmetology, Scottsdale Princess Hotel, Dillards, Nissen, Iams, Aurora Cooperative, and Hamilton Telecommunications.
Anyone who met Anna was taken with her beauty, her smile and her open, easy going way. She was, however, foremost and most importantly, an artist.
She had an eye for taking photos that were different, fresh, unique and breathtaking.
She won the Hildegard Gallery contest theme -”Bridges sharing our past to enrich the future,”for Hamilton County featuring Gary Johnson’s barn. It is also in a new book, Nebraska 150 years told through 93 counties by David Hendee.
Her pictures were often seen in the Aurora News Register. She loved painting rocks and creating beautiful fire pits, and fish and leaves out of cement. Some of these items were winners at the Aurora fairs.
Anna had a sense of humor. She made you laugh easily but if you needed an ear, she would listen and offer her advice and counsel.
The love of her life was her cat Mitchell. He was the most photographed cat on Facebook and he was her buddy. They loved each other deeply.
And Anna was a true friend. She was always there for the people she loved.
A light went out but Anna left us with her photos, artwork and wonderful memories.
She is one of those special people you will think about now and then with a smile. She is survived by her sister, Connie Hinckle, brother, Wayne Bowens, Gary Johnson, Ketchum family, Anderson family and many more dear friends.
Anna’s celebration of life will be held at the Aurora United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 16, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Aurora Adopt-a-Pet, Box 44, Aurora, NE 68818 would be appreciated.

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