St. Thomas Apostle gave tribute today to the late wife of Chuck Bowen Sunday, July 22, 2012 Funeral services set for Tuesday
By Chinta Strausberg
A tribute to Verna Julia Bowen, the wife of Charles "Chuck" Bowen, retired Executive Assistant to former Mayor Richard M. Daley, was held at held 11 a.m. Sunday, St. Thomas the Apostle, 5472 S. Kimbark Avenue, Chicago, IL.
A prepast will be held 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, 2012, followed by a 7 p.m. service held at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 45th and Princeton, Chicago, IL. Mrs. Bowen passed at 1 p.m., July 16,2012, at Northwestern Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Chicago, Verna Julia met Chuck Bowen 59-years ago when they attended Corpus Christi High School. She went to Chicago Teachers College but opted to work for the CTA as a ticket agent for ten-years. Mrs. Bowen then went on to work for American Airlines for the next 30-years. She then worked for the Cook County Assessor’s office for a decade where she retired. Mrs. Bowen, the mother of four children, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, leaves to mourn her husband Chuck Bowen, three sons, Charles Jr. Darryl, Gene and daughter, Victoria and a host of friends and family.