Ted Bowen

TED BOWEN passed away on September 29, 1999. Mr. Bowen was born on November 4, 1921 in Alto, Texas to Delia Lyles and Ted Bowen. He graduated from Alto High School 1937 and Stephen F. Austin State University in 1941. He served as staff sergeant in the US Army Medical Corp from 1942-1945. He then went on to graduate in the first class, for a Master's of Hospital Administration at Washington University in St. Louis in 1947. In 1948 Mr. Bowen married June Clendenin. Mr. Bowen joined The Methodist Hospital in 1948 as assistant administrator. He served there for 35 years, retiring as President/CEO in 1983. During his career, Mr. Bowen led, with an extraordinary vision, and the cooperation of an incomparable medical staff, the growth of that facility from 50 beds to an internationally renowned institution. His many honors include, American College of Hospital Administration: Ted Bowen Educational Fund, Third recipient, Texas Hospital Annual Fund Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Hospital Administration in 1968,

Honorary Degree of Humane Letters, Southwestern University in 1965, fifth inductee to the Stephen F. Austin University Hall of Fame in 1979, Distinguished Alumni of the Washington School of Medicine in 1980, Distinguished Service Award from Baylor College of Medicine in 1961, as a board chairman of Stephen F. Austin University and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Houston. Mr. Bowen is survived by his wife of 51 years, June; his daughter Rebecca Jane Bowen; son Robert Ted Bowen and his wife, Franny Koelsch. He is also survived by his brother Jack F. Bowen and his wife, Peggy; nephews Steve Bowen and Ted C. Bowen and their families and cousin Dorothy Markley. Following a private graveside service, a memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 2, 1999 at First Presbyterian Church, 5300 Main St. with Dr. Victor D. Pentz and Dr. John Wm. Lancaster officiating.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be given to Houston Area Parkinson's Society, 1475 West Gray, Suite 175, Houston, Texas 77019 or to First Presbyterian Church Lancaster Building Fund, 5300 Main St. Houston, Texas 77004.