Kathleen “Kathy” Bowen, age 73, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022 and immediately stepped into the glory of God’s presence. Kathy was born in San Jose, California to Jack and Rosalie Garcia on January 11, 1949. She was a spunky and fun-loving child and she remained a child at heart. She is survived by Brad, her husband of 54 years, who she met in Hawaii, while on vacation. She is survived by her son Brandon and daughters Joselyn and Kristin. Her daughter Lisa preceded her into heaven. She is also survived by 7 grandsons, 3 great grandchildren, two sisters, and her stepmom.
Kathy was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, and friend. She took great delight in raising her children and sewing them costumes and outfits and helping with school projects. She was a talented cake decorator and relished painting and other creative pursuits. She was fond of board games and was particularly competitive while playing scrabble. Kathy also enjoyed fishing, huckleberry picking, and swimming. She was a warm conversationalist and appreciated women’s bible studies and Christian music.
A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Rd., in Phoenix. A Funeral Service will be held On Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. Burial will immediately follow the service at 1:30 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., in Phoenix. To honor her beautiful and vibrant life flower donations are welcome.
Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphfuneralhome.com
Sorry for your loss
There are no words to express this loss! Sending you and your family hugs and prayers.
Burt and Abbey Bowen
Abbey and I share our sincere and heartfelt love and sympathy to you, Brad, and your family and friends in the loss of your dearest Kathy. She was a precious person who carried such a deep heart of devotion for Jesus. Her sensitive compassion for others and her kind words and grace filled care for everyone were always touching hearts. She was such a wonderful woman. We will hold her and her memories in our hearts forever.