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Julian Glen Bowen was born June 20, 1943 in Shady Grove, Oklahoma to Ruth Marie (Fitzgerald) and Glen Elbert Bowen. He passed away Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 at his home in Hammon, Oklahoma at the age of 77 years, 9 months and 18 days.
Glen grew up in Sunray and Dumas, Texas graduating from Dumas High School in 1961. After graduation he attended Panhandle State University where he received his degree in History. It was here he met and was eventually married to Jane Ann Bowen on May 29, 1965 at Hammon, Oklahoma. Glen began his teaching career in Texhoma, Texas before moving to Elkhart, Kansas where they both were employed. They spent 14 years in Elkhart where Glen taught in the classroom and also coached football and basketball. It was during this time that he obtained his masters degree in Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He also served as an EMT and EMT trainer in and around the Elkhart area. In 1982 Glen and Jane moved to Cheyenne to continue their teaching career and in 1988 made their home west of Hammon, Oklahoma. Glen devoted much of his life to education and teaching children and later joined his wife in retirement after his career that spanned close to 40 years. As a reading specialist, he always considered one of his most rewarding accomplishments to be teaching children to read. On the side Glen could often be seen tending his cattle, fishing, camping, woodworking, working on his family genealogy and traveling.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Jane; brother, Garry Ray Bowen and his parents-in-law, Loy Lorene and John Truman Flick.
Glen is survived by his two children, Julie Zumwalt and husband, Chris, Ft. Worth, TX and Stacy Bowen, Hammon, OK; one grandson, Zane Zumwalt, Ft. Worth, TX; 1 brother, Jammie Bowen, Amarillo, TX; two sisters-in-law, Mary John Carter and husband, Bobby, Hammon, OK and Susan Grabeal and husband, Larry, Hammon, OK; one brother-in-law, David Flick and wife, Effie Mae, Yukon, OK; one sister-inlaw, Patsy Bain, Amarillo, TX and a host of other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Red Hill Cemetery.
Graveside services will be held Monday, April 12th, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Red Hill Cemetery officiated by Chris Zumwalt. Services are under the direction of Chris Whinery and the staff of Affordable Cremation Service-West. Condolences can be made online at www. classicfunerals.com