Aleva Bowen

July 15, 1939 - November 26, 2017
Kalamazoo, MI

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Visitations


Saturday, December 2, 2017
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Life Story Funeral Homes - Rupert, Durham, Marshall & Gren
Portage Location
5975 Lovers Lane
Portage, MI 49002
(269) 344-5600
Driving Directions

Services


Saturday, December 2, 2017
12:00 PM EST
Life Story Funeral Homes - Rupert, Durham, Marshall & Gren
Portage Location
5975 Lovers Lane
Portage, MI 49002
(269) 344-5600
Driving Directions

Contributions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

West Michigan Cancer Center
200 North Park Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 382-2500
Driving Directions
Web Site

Flowers


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

VanderSalm's Flipse
1120 S. Burdick
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(800) 232-7134
Driving Directions
Web Site

Ambati
1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
Driving Directions
Web Site

Polderman's Florist & Garden Center
8710 Portage Road
Portage, MI 49002
(269) 327-3656
Driving Directions

Life Story / Obituary


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Aleva Bowen, age 78, of Kalamazoo passed away on November 26, 2017 surrounded by her family. Aleva was born on July 15, 1939 to George and Elsie (Armstrong) Hawes. Visit with her family and friends on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 11-12pm at the Life Story Funeral Home, 5975 Lovers Lane, Portage (269-344-5600). A funeral service will immediately follow. Left to cherish her memory are her children Scott Bowen, Todd (Dawn) Bowen; grandchildren Heather (Rob) Ellis, Erin (Jay) Coburn, Ilyse (Randall) Kaszynski, and Taylor (Kellie) Bowen; 7 great-grandchildren; sisters Lila (Preston) Kasinger and Sharon Schuman; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Nelson. Please visit Aleva’s memory page at www.lifestorynet.com where you can archive a memory or photo, and sign her memory book online. Memorial donations may be made to West Michigan Cancer Center.