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Natalie A Bowen

Natalie A. Bowen was born April 28, 1954 in Middletown, Ohio to Merritt Lenear (deceased) and Patricia E. (Henderson) Day (deceased). She departed this life on Sunday, February 6, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Natalie spent her formative years as resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana; graduating from South Side High School in 1972 and started a family.   Natalie found her joy as homemaker, parent, and planner; providing consistency in a household that moved throughout the United States and abroad, a spouse to a military serviceman.  Natalie developed resilience through her multifaceted career working as a dutiful administrator in the fields of retail / food service, education, insurance, and lastly in the world of design + construction.  Her lifelong service was her dedication to her faith and spirituality. Natalie dedicated her life to Christ at an early age and remained prayerful, and committed to a life of Christian Service.  She served as a joyful resource to many friends and family members; providing emotional refuge, spiritually relevant references, and helping to find light in many of our dark moments. 

All who connected with Natalie knew her warm, welcoming and genuine personality, she was one who consistently reached out with family updates, recipes, and a general friendly hello.  Her travels and family relocations both early and late in life taught her to communicate often and she possessed a sharp and witty sense of humor that she shared with her children which also helped her to build lifelong relationships amongst a variety of friends around the nation. 

Surviving Natalie are a host of family members that she cherished beyond words.  This  includes former spouse, Reginald (Reggie) D. Bowen and their children; daughter Kamilyn P. VanNoy; son, Aaron M. (Zaya) Bowen; grandchildren Dominique VanNoy, DeAngelo VanNoy, Quinn Puckett, and Zane Bowen. Her brother Mark (Vanessa) E. Lenear; Nieces and Nephews, Bernard J. Gaines, Katrina J. Gaines, Wesley M. Lenear, great niece and goddaughter BreAnna Gaines, and many other great nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Merritt Lenear; mother Patricia E. Day; and sister Deborah E. Turner. Visitation Thursday, February 17, 2022, 12-6:00pm at funeral home. 

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A candle was lit in memory of Natalie Bowen

Cainan Myracle Feb 27 2022 4:22 PM

To Natalie's Family and most dear friends: I am so sorry for your loss. Natalie was a dear sweet person and always a joy to see and speak to at Gresham Smith. I pray you all will live with the love in your hearts that she left behind. Natalie was truly one of the good ones! She will be missed by so many.

Chandra Clonan Feb 25 2022 5:28 PM

I am still shocked and saddened by Natalie's sudden departure from this life. I, as well as countless others coming and going through the Gresham Smith lobby, shared her calm and welcoming spirit, and her warm smile. We shared more than just what was new in our worlds, as we both had spent our formative years in Fort Wayne, IN. What a coincidence to end up crossing paths in Nashville! I miss you Natalie. I know you are basking in Heaven's light now.

Mike Hunkler Feb 23 2022 9:26 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Natalie Bowen

Danny Ruberg Feb 22 2022 3:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Natalie Bowen

Tanya Buba Feb 22 2022 11:50 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Natalie Bowen

Debbie Saylors Feb 22 2022 10:42 AM

What a wonder to know sweet Natalie and to call her my dear cherished friend! Her kind spirit, freely given wisdom and precious stories were such a blessing throughout our nine years. We shared so many laughs and quality moments; she always had a supportive encouraging word and a helpful hand that allowed me to do what I am called to do. Natalie had such passion and love for Christ and how she engaged was modeled after God's love. I am deeply saddened that she is no longer here with us but rejoice knowing she is in heaven where her soul can rejoice and be free. Fly as an Angel ... Let your wings soar! Sending peace and prayers of comfort for all who grieve but especially to her daughter, her son, her daughter-in-law and the beloved grandchildren who persistently lit up her world.

Johnetta A. Scales Feb 22 2022 1:22 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Natalie Bowen

Terry Brainard Feb 21 2022 4:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Natalie Bowen

Mohammed Abutayeh Feb 21 2022 2:44 PM

My sister in Christ, it was a blessing to know you here in our temporary home. Sincere condolences to your family and friends as they navigate the journey without your physical presence. May their memories of you bring joy and laughter during their time of grieving.

Cheryl Sharp Feb 21 2022 12:19 PM

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