Liberty Montis Bowen
Liberty Montis Bowen , age 94, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at her home in Jal, NM. She was born October 17, 1923 in Stonewall, OK. to Morris and Annie (Timmons) Tigner. She married LeRoy "Pete" Bowen on August 8, 1938 and he preceded her in death in 1989 after 51 years of marriage.
"Lib" or "Nanny Lib" as she was fondly known to her loved ones traveled around the country seismographing. Liberty was a homemaker, she loved to dance, listen to music, cook, sew, crochet, quit, and make pillows which she gave to many people. After Pete passed away she found happiness again with her partner Arl Coble. She and Arl were together 8 years when he passed away in 2002. She moved to Jal, NM. to live with her loving family in 2013.
She is survived by her son: Steve Bowen and wife Linda of Jal, NM.; brother: Clois Reppond of South Dakota; three grandchildren: Larry Lee Bowen and wife Becca of Millersville, TX., Laquita Thomasson and husband Joseph of Jal, NM., and Lyndeana Bowen of Jal, NM,; six great-grandchildren: Autumn Romero and husband Jose, Alexis Arrona and husband Esteban, Alanna Thomasson, Dylan Bowen, Kegan Thomasson, and Travis Bowen; 8 great-great-grandchildren: Alasaya Botello, Riki Bowen, Jacob Romero, Carlee Hernandez, Lola Hernandez , Wyatt Arrona, Claire Arrona, and Jose Romero Jr.
She is preceded in death by her husband: LeRoy "Pete" Bowen; partner: Arl Coble; 3 sons: Johnny Lee Bowen, Gerald Wayne Bowen and Gary Don Bowen; her mother: Annie Reppond; step-father: John Reppond; and two brothers: Lynn Tigner and John Reppond Jr.
A private memorial will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are entrusted to Family Services Funeral Parlor and condolences may be sent to the family online at www.fs-fp.com.
Published on January 24, 2018