LAFARGEVILLE, NY — Miriam J. Bowes, 81, LaFargeville, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.
Miriam was born Nov. 25, 1939, in Watertown, the daughter of Charles w. and Aneita Strife Heath. She graduated from Clayton High School in 1957 and from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1960.
She married George J. Bowes on May 14, 1960, at St. Mary’s Church, Clayton.
Miriam was the registered nurse at LaFargeville High School for 18 years, retiring in 1995. She also was a salesperson for Strout Realty for seven years and a licensed broker for 34 years, working with her husband at Bowes Realty LLC. She was a member of the Jefferson Lewis Board of Realtors, National Board of Realtors, Red Hat Society, and TOPS.
Miriam was a communicant of both St. John’s Church, LaFargeville and St. Mary’s Church, Clayton.
Along with her husband George, Miriam is survived by her son and his wife, Robert C. and Billie J. Bowes, Sr., LaFargeville; daughter and her husband, Elizabeth A. “Beth” and Marc Foures, Grenoble, France; 5 grandchildren, Scott, Kyle, and Robert Bowes Jr, and Simon and Julia Foures; 4 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Her three brothers, Richard, Robert, and Frederick Heath, all died before her.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, at St. Mary’s Church with Fr. Arthur J. LaBaff presiding followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. After the cemetery services a celebration of Miriam’s life will be at the Bowes’ residence on NYS Route 180, LaFargeville.
Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.
Online condolences may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.
Donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 521 James St., Clayton, NY 13624.