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Donna Bowman

    Donna Rae Bowman, age 83 of York, NE died Friday, February 16, 2024 in Lincoln, NE. She was born August 5, 1940 in York to Ira M. and Esther L. (Grandorf) Smith. After graduating from York High School in 1958 she was married to Harold L. Bowman on June 4, 1958 in York.

    Donna was quite the outdoors lady. She loved everything outdoors from fishing to hunting wild animals with a bow and arrow. She was a sports fan as well always cheering her Huskers and Chiefs on to victory. She loved collecting coupons, attending garage sales, crocheting and being involved with all of her husband’s activities too. She especially loved being with her family and all of their activities over the years.

    She is survived by her son Michael (Judy) Bowman of Crawford, NE, daughters Terri (Jim) Gibbs and Cheryl (Steve) Brandon, all of Lincoln, her grandchildren include: Jeffrey (Mike) Bowman of Council Bluffs, IA, Matthew (Amber) Bowman of Hampton, NE, Langdon (Aime) Bowman of Harrison, NE, Jaime (Michael) Choate of Aurora, CO, Holly Gibbs of Lincoln, and Baylor Brandon of Nashua, NH, and great grandchildren: Treavar, Koby, Reagan, Keslee and Kyrie.  Also surviving are brothers Lloyd Smith of Phoenix, AZ and Robert Smith of Lincoln, brother-in-law George Lickliter, and sister-in-law Velda Watson of Lincoln.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Faye Lickliter and sisters-in-law Sara Smith and Sheila Smith, and brother-in-law Jim Watson.

    Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 am Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Greenwood Cemetery in York, with the Reverend Trudy Hanke officiating. Closed casket visitation will be from 1-8:00 pm on Friday with her family greeting friends that evening from 6-7:30 pm, all at the mortuary in York. Memorials may be directed to her family for later designation.

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