Truma LaVerne Bowen passed away in Ponca City, Oklahoma on Saturday morning, June 13, 2020, at the age of 84 years.
Truma was the daughter of John Zachary and Ida Louise Frances (Duckworth) Zachary, ALL ZONES born on January 14, 1936 in Holdenville, Oklahoma, where she was brought up and attended schools. Truma’s father passed away when she was very young, and she was brought up by her stepfather and her mother, Ralph and Ida Boydston. She graduated Holdenville High School with the Class of 1954. She lived for many years in Ponca City, where she worked as a teacher’s aide. She returned to live in Holdenville in 1993, to care for her elderly parents. She was married to James J. Bowen for twenty-three years.
Truma loved to watch televangelists, and she particularly enjoyed the ministry of Charles Stanley of Atlanta. Her favorite things were watching TV and talking on the phone.
She is preceded in death by her father, John Zachary; her stepfather and her mother, Ralph and Ida Boydston; two brothers, Don Zachary and Hugh Zachary; her husband, James J. Bowen.
She is survived by one son, James Bowen of Ponca City; two granddaughters, Jamie Bowen and Jennifer Bowen, both of Ponca City; nieces and nephews, including her niece Whitney Walters of Florida; various other relatives and friends.
Graveside services were held and Truma was laid to rest at Holdenville Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.