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Miriam J. Bowes

May 9, 2021

Miriam J. BowesMiriam J. Bowes, 81, LaFargeville passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.

Miriam was born in Watertown on November 25, 1939, daughter of Charles W. and Aneita Strife Heath. She graduated from Clayton High School in 1957 and from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1960.

She married George J. Bowes on May 14, 1960 at St. Mary's Church, Clayton.

Miriam was the Registered Nurse at LaFargeville High School for 18 years, retiring in 1995. She also was a salesperson for Strout Realty for 7 years and a licensed broker for 34 years, working with her husband at Bowes Realty LLC. She was a member of the Jefferson Lewis Board of Realtors, National Board of Realtors, Red Hat Society, and TOPS. Miriam was a communicant of both St. John's Church, LaFargeville and St. Mary's Church, Clayton.

Along with her husband George, Miriam is survived by her son and his wife, Robert C. and Billie J. Bowes, Sr., LaFargeville; daughter and her husband, Elizabeth A. "Beth" and Marc Foures, Grenoble, France; 5 grandchildren, Scott, Kyle, and Robert Bowes Jr, and Simon and Julia Foures; 4 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her 3 brothers, Richard, Robert, and Frederick Heath, died before her.

The funeral mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 18, at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Church with Fr. Arthur J. LaBaff presiding followed by burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. After the cemetery services a celebration of Miriam's life will be at the Bowes' residence on NYS Rt. 180, LaFargeville. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to Miriam's family may be posted at at www.cummingsfuneral.com. Donations may be made to St. Mary's Church, 521 James St., Clayton, NY 13624.


#18 Heather Shuler 2021-05-17 20:03
Dear Uncle George and family,
I am so sorry sorry for your loss. Aunt Miriam was always ready with a smile every time we had a chance to speak. My prayers are with you all as you cope with another loss this year. Love to you all.
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#17 Linda Murphy 2021-05-15 09:59
George, Beth, Bobby and all extended family, please accept my sincere condolences on Miriam's passing. She will be ever missed, especially at the annual family reunions. Her ancestral family knowledge was great and her smile made everyone happy. All who knew her are extremely fortunate.
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#16 Eunice S. Murray 2021-05-14 14:47
George & family,
Donnie & I want to express our sincere sympathy on the loss of Miriam. Donnie & Miriam were classmates & we always enjoyed the class reunions. God Bless Donnie Delaney & Eunie Murray
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#15 Jeanette&Jim Lettier 2021-05-13 13:09
George so sorry for the loss of your wife, Jim and I send are deepest sympathy and prayers to you.
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#14 Lin Fields 2021-05-12 22:34
Oh George, I am so sorry --- Miriam was the other part of you, and I have such a love for you both! She was quite a lady - quite a pioneer - and I am blessed to know you both! Sending you lots of love and many hugs!!

Lin Fields
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#13 Jeff & Kathy Heath 2021-05-12 13:44
With deep sadness of heart we send our thoughts, prayers, and love to you, Uncle George, Bob, Beth, and family at this most difficult time. We will dearly miss our Aunt Miriam. She had a kind and generous soul and we carry so many wonderful memories of our time together over the years. Rest assured that she is resting in Jehovah God’s memory until the wonderful time when we will be reunited once more. All our Love and may the God of all comfort, comfort you in the days to come (2Cor 1:3-7) (John 5:28). All our Love, Jeff & Kathy Heath.
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#12 Debbie Radley 2021-05-12 10:17
miriam was loved by her fellow tops group. she suffered for years with heart problems. i had an extended absence from tops and it was miriam that influenced me to go back. we were always glad to see her. she will be sorrowly missed as a friend. god speed
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#11 Sherry Olmstead 2021-05-12 02:31
Mr.Bowes, Bob, Beth and family, I am so sorry for your loss of Mrs. Bowes. She was a sweet woman, and all my memories of her are fond ones. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this trying time.
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#10 Rick McBride 2021-05-11 22:52
I consider myself lucky and blessed to call her Aunt Miriam and will miss her. Her and Uncle George always made me feel like family when Lesley and I would visit them. I remember spending special times at Thanksgiving with them and their family. I know she is free from her pain and suffering.!Uncl e George, Beth and Bobby my prayers are with you and your entire family through this difficult time but keep the best memories of her in your heart’s to get you through this time and forever forward
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#9 Tom & Darlene 2021-05-11 21:35
George, Bob, Billie Jo- so sorry to lean of Miriam's passing, Thoughts and prayers to you all and the rest of the family...
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