Margaret Jane Bowman passed away peacefully on Friday, August 31st, 2018 in Mesa Arizona. “Margo”
was born March 29th, 1935, in Marseilles, IL to Clause and Gladys (Carrithers) Meiners. Margo spent her
early childhood on the family farm in Marseilles and later moved to Ottawa, IL. In 1956, Margo
graduated from Kendall College in Evanston, IL. In 1957, she enrolled in Northwestern University
Medical School and graduated in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
Margo relocated to Scottsdale, AZ in 1968 with her husband Chuck and their two daughters and
continued her career in nursing. In 1970, she graduated from Arizona State University with a Master of
Arts in Education. She transferred to Mesa Community College in 1973 as an Instructor of Nursing until
her retirement in 1993.
Margo was well loved and respected by her students, peers, family and friends. She mentored new
nurses, shared her knowledge and demonstrated her passion for the profession she loved. Margo spent
much of her life volunteering and helping others in need.
Margo is survived by daughters Renee Martyka (Dennis) and Michelle Bowman, sister Barbara Kerwin,
grandchildren Joshua (Terri) and Stephanie (fiancé Benjamin), and 4 great grandchildren. Margo was
preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Chuck Bowman.
A celebration of Margo’s life will be held Thursday, September 6th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., Mountain View
Funeral Home Chapel, 7900 E. Main St. Mesa, AZ 85207. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
the American Heart Association.

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