Dr. William F. Bowen,
81, of Nampa, died Monday, September 19, 1994, at a Nampa care
center. Vigil services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday,
September 23, at Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St.
Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa, with the Rev. Father Alfred
Puccinelli, S.M., as the celebrant. Burial will follow
in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Nampa.
Dr. Bowen was born March 7, 1913, at Livingston, Mont.,
a son of William C. and Annie Bowen, and moved with his family
to Nampa in 1918. He attended schools here, graduating
from Nampa High School in 1931. He then attended the
College of Idaho in Caldwell for two years. He was
graduated from the Pre-Med Program at the University of Idaho
where he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.
He then attended medical school at Creighton University in
Omaha, Neb., graduating in 1942. He served his
internship at St. Vincent's and Providence Hospitals in
Portland, Ore. He received a fellowship in surgery to
Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, La., and completed his surgical
residency at Cook County and Presbyterian Hospitals in
Chicago, Ill., where he was admitted to the American Board of
Surgeons. He practiced medicine at Fort Bragg, Calif.,
Pendleton, Ore., and Albany, Ore.
He retired in 1983 and spent his time in Albany and in
He is survived by one brother, John T. Bowen of Nampa;
two sisters, Genevieve Harbert of Walla Walla, Wash., and Anna
Marie Bowen of San Francisco, Calif.; and numerous nieces and
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a