Bessie Evelyn Moore Bowman

October 15, 2012

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y.   —  Bessie Evelyn Moore Bowman, 95, formerly of Gouverneur, died Sunday evening, Oct. 14, at Mercy Care Center, Watertown.

She was born March 12, 1917, in the town of Pitcairn to Lellan and Clara Fowler Moore. 

She married Everett Bowman in 1937. He died in 1966.

Bessie was a homemaker. 

She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, Sunday drives and visiting with family.

Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Mashaw Ogrodnik, Harrisville, and Carolyn (William) Lewis, Watertown; five grandchildren, Lance (Tori) Mashaw, Harrisville, Larry (Tamera) Mashaw, Watertown, Linda Mashaw, North Carolina, Lynly (Tammy) Mashaw, Carthage, and Kristen (Brian Clukey, Watertown; 18 great-grandchildren and 18 great- great-grandchildren.

A brother, Ervin “Sonny” Moore, and two sisters, Ilene Ellis and Marion Smith, all died before her.

A graveside service will be held noon Friday, Oct. 19, in Hailsboro Cemetery with the Rev. Frances Hemstreet, Pastor of the Harrisville United Methodist Church officiating. 

There will be no calling hours. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Adirondack Funeral Home, Harrisville. 

Online condolences may be made at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of ones choice

Information provided by Adirondack Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.