KENNETH EUGENE BOWDEN

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:18 p.m.

BANGOR and ORRINGTON – Kenneth Eugene Bowden, 86, husband of the late Jeannette (Belanger) Bowden, died Sunday, April 17, 2005, at a Bangor hospital after a brief illness. He lived most of his life in Orrington, where he was born Feb. 13, 1919, the son of Harrison and Inez (Parker) Bowden. He graduated from Brewer High School and was a World War II veteran, serving in the Southern Philippines and Western Pacific from 1944 to 1946. Kenneth worked for many years at Eastern Fine Paper in Brewer and then at the Bangor International Airport. Ken loved hunting and working outdoors. He especially loved the time he spent at the camp he built on Brewer Lake. He is survived by three children, Laurel Bryant and her husband, Thomas, of Eddington, Beverly Buzzell of Eddington, and Nathan Bowden of Texas; five grandchildren, Tammy Buzzell and her husband, Joey Wang, of Stoneham, Mass., Stephanie Buzzell and her fianc?, David Saliba, of Brewer, Daniel Bryant and his fianc?e, Sheri McDermott, of Eddington, Kenneth Bryant of Eddington, and Heather Bryant of Portland; and one great-granddaughter, Juliet Wang of Stoneham, Mass.; three sisters, Clara Ester Bridges of Bangor, Sadie Sears of Bangor and Tampa, Fla., Mildred Pelton of Ft. Myers, Fla.; by many nieces and nephews. Kenneth’s children and grandchildren are deeply grate-ful to the staff of the Maine Veterans’ Home, for the loving care they gave him in his last years; and to the doctors and nurses at Eastern Maine Medical Center ER and ICU, who cared so well for him during his last days. Friends may call 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at Brookings-Smith, Clark-Piper Chapel, 55 South Main St., Brewer, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Albert C. Buzzell, pastor of the Orrington Center Church, officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the Brookings-Smith Family Rooms, 55 South Main St., Brewer, immediately following the service. Interment will be later this spring at Oak Hill Cemetery, Orrington. If you would like to remember Ken in a special way contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Assn., Maine Affiliate, 163 Lancaster St., Portland, ME 04101.

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