Ruth Lenore Katherine Killian Bowman died Aug. 28, 2008. She was born May 13, 1924.
She was born and raised in Rochester, N.Y. and moved to Arizona in 1964 and has lived in Phoenix, New River, Seligman, Kingman, Prescott Valley and most recently, Payson.
She is survived by her five children, Daniel, Kathy, Diana, Ronald and Timothy and their spouses, as well as 17 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Sedrick Bowman; sister, Helen; and brother, Robert.