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“Dennis, I heard through a friend of mine in Longview that Pat had passed away. I am sorry for your loss and sorry that she suffered the pain of...Read More »
1 of 68 | Posted by: Jamie Leslie Evans David - NM

“I want to leave my condolences to Pat's family. She was a fine lady. I enjoyed her in band. She was a beautiful lady. She will be missed. We just had...Read More »
2 of 68 | Posted by: john hvezdos - Conroe, TX

“Dennis, Terry and I send our condolences to you and your family. ”
3 of 68 | Posted by: Terry & Sharon Davis - Carthage, TX

“Spike, my husband Mike (Judson Class of '59) and I are friends of Larry & Virginia Boswell as well as my being "nearly" related to some of the...Read More »
4 of 68 | Posted by: Carol Danforth - Plano, TX

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Pat was an amazing person and will be missed greatly. ”
5 of 68 | Posted by: Karsten, Angie, Braedon, Kenny, & Debbie - TX

“We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Pat was a very sweet and wonderful person. We are praying for comfort for you and your family. We had to be...Read More »
6 of 68 | Posted by: Wally & Danna Fowler - Longview, TX

“Dear Bowles Family, It is with the deepest sympathy that I am writing you. I am so sorry for your loss. I have the fondest memories of Pat! Nobody...Read More »
7 of 68 | Posted by: Kathryn Felsenthal Stephens - OH

“Spike, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Jim and Sissy Stanley ”
8 of 68 | Posted by: Jim and Sissy Stanley - Longview, TX

“Dear Spike and family, Pat has been a blessing to everyone she has touched. Her faith has had a profound effect on us, too. Our prayers are that...Read More »
9 of 68 | Posted by: Steve and Lisa Baker - Longview, TX

“Just wanted to let you know we are sorry for your loss. The Buck Family ”
10 of 68 | Posted by: Erik - Longview, TX

“Though I'm sure knowing Pat is in peace, at home with the Lord must help ease your grief, you must still suffer from the loss of someone so deeply...Read More »
11 of 68 | Posted by: The Stacey Family - Longview, TX

“Dear Denny & Family, Just wanted to tell you how sorry I am about your Mother, I remember her as full of life and love for her boys. I am Michael...Read More »
12 of 68 | Posted by: Lenda Turk Atkins - Memphis, TN

“Bowles Family - I am sorry for the loss of your Mother and Wife. Pat was always supporting to the Spring Hill Schools and the PTA functions. I knew...Read More »
13 of 68 | Posted by: Ginny Koch - Longview, TX

“The Bowles Family, I am so sorry about your loss. I know you will miss her very much. Eddie G. Cannon ”
14 of 68 | Posted by: Eddie G. Cannon - LONGVIEW, TX

“So sorry to hear about Pat. I have fond memories of her all the way back to Judson school. She was fun and funny and she will be missed. John Hitt ”
15 of 68 | Posted by: John Hitt - Longview, TX

“Dear Bowles Family, Each one of you are in my thoughts and prayers for the loss of Pat. She was a very gracious lady to me and my family. The...Read More »
16 of 68 | Posted by: Robert McAfee - Longview, TX

“Dear Spike and Family, Steve and I send our sincerest condolences to you and your precious family. Pat was an inspiration to many as a loving wife,...Read More »
17 of 68 | Posted by: Carole Judy - Longview, TX

“Denny, Brad, Patrick, & Jeff- Your mom was all of these things: Proverbs 31: 25-28 She is strong and is respected by people. She looks...Read More »
18 of 68 | Posted by: Michelle Lambert - Hallsville, TX

“We are sorry for your loss. Pirkey Fuels Group - SWEPCO ”
19 of 68 | Posted by: AEP-SWEPCO - Hallsville, TX

“Dear Spike & Family: Our deepest sympathy and love to you and your family in the loss of your remarkable Pat. We will continue to keep you in our...Read More »
20 of 68 | Posted by: Jerry & Elaine Ramo - Longview, TX

“Spike,boys, and all of the Bowles family. We would like to express our sincere condolences on the loss of Pat. She was a true family matriarch.Loved...Read More »
21 of 68 | Posted by: Johnny Gathright - Longview, TX

“Brad, Allison & Family, I extend my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
22 of 68 | Posted by: Imogene Cook - Longview, TX

“Dear Spike and Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. May you feel God's comfort and love surrounding you now and in the...Read More »
23 of 68 | Posted by: Johny & Lynette Bagley - Longview, TX

“Dear Bowles Family, My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this time. Your mother was an inspiration for everyone that ever had the...Read More »
24 of 68 | Posted by: Marty McDaniel - Longview, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
25 of 68 | Posted by: Kenneth & Cosette Stewart - TX

“Pat was a very thoughtful and kind lady. I know you will miss her tremendously. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Amanda and Philip ”
26 of 68 | Posted by: Amanda Nobles - Kilgore, TX

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Pat was a wonderful lady and super sweet to all who knew her. It has been many years since I have seen your family. ...Read More »
27 of 68 | Posted by: Laura Walker Starett - La Porte, TX

“Spike, Boys, and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Pat was a wonderful Lady. She always made everyone around her happy. We had some good...Read More »
28 of 68 | Posted by: Eddice Skinner - Longview, TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. ”
29 of 68 | Posted by: Ann Sims - Dallas, TX

“Dear Bowles Family, I'm so sorry for your loss.May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
30 of 68 | Posted by: Becky Berlin Drake - Longview, TX

“We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts go out to all the Bowles families. ”
31 of 68 | Posted by: Mike & Sue Downs - Longview, TX

“My friendship with Pat goes back to 1963 while I was a Senior at Spring Hill and she was a Juior at Judson. I spent alot of time with her, SA and...Read More »
32 of 68 | Posted by: Zikie Graham - Longview, TX

“Mrs. Bowles was always very kind to me and gave me many words of encouragement. She was a sincere and loving woman and she adored her boys. I will...Read More »
33 of 68 | Posted by: Bryan Mark Rigg - Dallas, TX

“Pat was a great lady and seemed to have a happy spirit everytime she was at school. God bless you all during this loss. ”
34 of 68 | Posted by: Sandra Wooten - Longview, TX

“Mr Bowels, Deepest Simpathy for your lost Dave&Gina Everett ”
35 of 68 | Posted by: Mr & Mrs David Everett - kilgore, TX

“I am deeply sorrowed for your loss. Celebrate her life and remember her for all the great things she did. You will be reunited one day! ”
36 of 68 | Posted by: Sammy Ferrill - Longview, TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Bowles family as they deal with the loss of Pat. She was such a joy to be around for all of her family...Read More »
37 of 68 | Posted by: Roxane Jones Furrh - Hallsville, TX

“The Bowles Family My time spent with Mrs. Bowles was always entertaining since it always revolved around Brad and some of our fraternity brothers....Read More »
38 of 68 | Posted by: JJ Higgins - Arlington, TX

“We keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers Spike..love you old friend. ”
39 of 68 | Posted by: Mike and Nan Hart Sheedy - TX

“You are in our thoughts and prayers. She will be missed. ”
40 of 68 | Posted by: Jonas, Candace, Jake, and Zach Couch - TX

“Thinking of you. ”
41 of 68 | Posted by: Brent Ashford - Dallas, TX

“Dear Spike and Family, We are so very sorry to hear of Pat's passing. She was a remarkable woman - loving, warm, welcoming, and strong. She has...Read More »
42 of 68 | Posted by: Marie and Doug Ferrier - TX

“Pat and your whole family have always been so generous! We will miss seeing her at the SH carnivals and the sports parties that she hosted. Prayers...Read More »
43 of 68 | Posted by: The Penn Family - Longview, TX

“To Spike, the boys and their families. Our most sincere condolences for your loss. Pat was a most amazing lady and she will be greatly missed. Love...Read More »
44 of 68 | Posted by: Michele Hunt Wood - Longview, TX

“Bowles Family, We are very sorry for your loss. Please know that she is in a much better place and without suffering. We will be keeping you in our...Read More »
45 of 68 | Posted by: Shannon Pratt Hood - MCkinney, TX

“Jeff, Danya, Sam & Luke we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your entire family. May your mother rest in peace. Wesley,...Read More »
46 of 68 | Posted by: Carambat family - Friendswood, TX

“So sorry to learn of Pat's death. We first met when she and Mrs. Bowles came to the Lake looking for a Lake house in the 80's. She was always a...Read More »
47 of 68 | Posted by: Nell Raper Boren - TX

“I am so sorry to hear of Pat's home going. I know she was loved by many and will be missed greatly. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
48 of 68 | Posted by: Tammy Risinger - Arlington, TN

“Dear family, Pat was a wonderful lady! We became friends many years ago in the grocery store. I'll always remember her loving to talk about her...Read More »
49 of 68 | Posted by: Ruth Kay - Longview, TX

“I was so sad to hear about the passing of Mrs. Bowles. I always enjoyed having the chance to chat with her about her family and life. She along with...Read More »
50 of 68 | Posted by: JOSE SANCHEZ - LONGVIEW, TX

“Bowles Family- I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Your mother was a HUGE part of the Spring Hill Community. She will be missed...Read More »
51 of 68 | Posted by: Tammy - Hallsville, TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of bereavement. May God continue to bless each of you. ”
52 of 68 | Posted by: Wilma Register - Desoto, TX

“I was so saddened to learn of Pat's passing. I have wonderful memories of working with her on Easter Egg Hunts and Hallowe'en Carnivals at Northside...Read More »
53 of 68 | Posted by: Ann Park - Irving, TX

“Jeff and Brad, I was so sorry to read about your mom. You are all in our prayers. ”
54 of 68 | Posted by: Janice Killingsworth - longview, TX

“Many fond memories of Pat and Spike living across from Mother, Joye Welch, on Greenbrair Street. Her encouragement for me to go to SFA will always...Read More »
55 of 68 | Posted by: Ann Welch Bates - Crane, TX

“May you find comfort knowing Pat is no longer suffering. My prayers are with you all. ”
56 of 68 | Posted by: Lisa Weisinger Lobue - TX

“I feel privileged having encountered Pat's sweet spirit and enjoyed her friendship for a short time in this life. ”
57 of 68 | Posted by: Cesario Castillo - Longview, TX

“Very sorry for the loss. God bless. ”
58 of 68 | Posted by: Ron Woods - TX

“My prayers are with you. ”
59 of 68 | Posted by: Jeremy - houston, TX

“I have a lot of good memories of Pat and Dennis and the boys from the Spring Hill activities back when the boys were growing up. She was a warm...Read More »
60 of 68 | Posted by: Sam Tapper - Longview, TX

“What a wonderful lady.....We all have memories of our special Pat! She was gracious, loving, funny, down to earth, and adored Spike and her boys and...Read More »
61 of 68 | Posted by: Jan Maynard - Odessa, TX

“Sorry to hear about Pat.. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed dearly. I will always remember her and Spike as i was growing up and they were...Read More »
62 of 68 | Posted by: Lesia Clark Forsyth - Longview, TX

“I went to school and was in the band with Pat. She was a good person. ”
63 of 68 | Posted by: Mildred McAfee Hollis - Longview, TX

“Please know that you are all in our prayers at this time. Pat was a very giving and loving person. She loved her family and loved to share news...Read More »
64 of 68 | Posted by: Brenda and Michael Liverman - TX

“Patrick & Crystal I am so sorry for your loss. Patrick your Mother will be missed by all that knew her. My Thoughts & Prayers are with the family. ”
65 of 68 | Posted by: Charlie Alread - Longview,, TX

“We are so sorry to hear about Pat. Through Brad's friendship with Brian we were just one of the many families that appreciated the love and...Read More »
66 of 68 | Posted by: Jim & Sue Thomas - Texarkana, AR

“Pat's zest for life and dedication to faith and family are hallmarks of a life well lived. She will be sorely missed by her dear family and all who...Read More »
67 of 68 | Posted by: VIRGINIA & LARRY BOSWELL - TX

“I was so sorry to read about Pat. She was such a wonderful friend, always laughing and sharing stories of the boys and grandkids. I will miss her,...Read More »
68 of 68 | Posted by: Russel and Frankie - Longview, TX


Pat Bowles, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, January 20, 2011, after a valiant three year battle with cancer. Following a private burial at Memory Park Cemetery earlier in the day, a memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 2:00PM at Oakland Heights Baptist Church with Brother Wayne Spanhanks officiating. A formal visitation and continued celebration of Pat's life will be held immediately following at the Summit Club in downtown Longview. Pat was born March 5, 1946, the beloved adoptive daughter of Samuel Allen and Fay Walker Haggard. She graduated in 1964 as valedictorian of Judson High School where she was active in the band as majorette and drum major. After graduating from Kilgore College, she married Dennis J. "Spike" Bowles, Sr., and attended Stephen F. Austin and later moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. While he worked on his pharmacy degree, she completed her bachelor's degree in education, earning membership in the Kappa Delta Pi honor society. Pat was a stalwart supporter of the Texas Longhorns throughout her life. Following Spike's graduation, they returned to Longview to start their family. Within the next six years, they had four wonderful sons to fill their lives with love and laughter. Always involved in and supportive of their sons' school activities, Pat was awarded a Lifetime Membership in the PTA at Spring Hill. Many of her efforts were focused on baseball, helping organize major tournaments and supporting the teams of all four boys. After raising her sons, Pat was equally enthusiastic in supporting the activities and interests or her grandchildren. With seven grandsons and two granddaughters, she felt a special commitment to quality educational and sports programs for their schools. She and Spike helped many students with past scholarships and ongoing contributions to the Spring Hill Education Foundation established in their honor. Even during continued medical treatment, she participated in school fund raising projects, attended baseball games all over the area, and hosted numerous team parties at her home. The most important blessings in Pat's life were her family and her faith in Christ. Having been an only child, she delighted in being surrounded by all her sons and their families whether at home, at the lake, or on extended family vacations. She took equal joy in finding opportunities to share her testimony of faith with others, believing that God would use her illness to His glory. Pat is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Dennis J. "Spike" Bowles, Sr.; four sons and their families, all of Longview: Denny Bowles and Kay and grandchildren Tripp, Colby and Carolann Bowles; Brad Bowles and Allison and grandchildren Whitten, and Eliza Bowles; Patrick Bowles and Crystal and grandchildren Camden and Cayden Bowles; and Jeff Bowles and Danya and grandchildren Sam and Luke Bowles. Also surviving is an uncle, Lewis E. Williams, Sr. Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Allen and Fay Walker Haggard, and her in-laws, Elbert Dennis and Erma G. Hunt Bowles, Jr.. Memorials may be made to Heart'sWay Hospice, 1306 Pine Tree Rd., Longview, TX 75604; or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Baylor Cancer Center, 3535 Worth St., Dallas, TX 75246. A memorial guestbook may be signed online at www.raderfh.com.

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