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Life Story / Obituary
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.