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Mrs. Judith (Jaques) Bowen, age 71, of Kittery, Maine, formerly of Ipswich, beloved wife of Rupert C. Bowen, died of lung cancer on April 2, 2017, at her home.
She was born April 13, 1945, in Worcester, to the late Leigh F. and Janet M. (Babcock) Jaques. She was a graduate of Dover High School in Dover, N.H., Class of 1962, and Sacred Heart Hospital, School of X-Ray Technology, Class of 1965. She attended North Shore Community College in 1999 and obtained a certificate in Mammography. She was a member of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. She was employed part time for many years at Beverly and Salem Hospitals in Massachusetts.
Her passion in life was her family and children. At 28 she developed a new-found faith in God and thereafter sought to honor and serve Him. She was an active member of West Church in Peabody for 37 years where she was involved with children's ministries, teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.
Judy is survived by her husband of 50 years, Rupert C. Bowen of Kittery, Maine; her daughter, Jill VanderWoude and her husband, Jonathan of Middleton; her son, Shawn Bowen and his wife, Laura, of Ipswich; and her daughter, Leigh Colangelo and her husband, Amando of Ipswich; her seven grandchildren; her brother, Leigh Jaques and his wife, Barbara of Blufton, S.C.; and her brother, Peter Jaques and his wife, Sammi of Belfast, Maine; and many nieces and nephews.
She was a wonderful, loving mother and was much loved in return.
"Her children arise and call her blessed." Proverbs 31:28
Her funeral service will be held in West Church, 27 Johnson St., Peabody, Saturday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial is Private. Visiting hours in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home 167 Maple St. (Route 62), Danvers, Friday, April 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Judy's memory to West Church, 27 Johnson St., Peabody, MA 01960. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on  April 6, 2017
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