Dorothy Eileen Matt Bowman, 93, died at her home on October 1, 2014.
She was born on November 15, 1920 in Cumberland, Md. to Peter Francis and Virginia Hicks Matt. She graduated from Fort Hill High and Erskine Business College. In 1944, she married Harry Lee Bowman and the family moved South in 1955. She and the family have been residents of Raleigh since 1963. Dot worked for the State and Federal government and LIS while raising her three children along with Harry, who predeceased her in 2002. She is also predeceased by her only brother, Jim Matt.
She is survived by her three children and their families; Michael Lee Bowman(Josie), Jud, Brad, Michael, Michelle, Brett; Susan Matt Bowman, Matt; Virginia Bowman Brueck (Joe), Thad (Caroline), Elizabeth, Ginny, Bo and great-granddaughter Peyton.
A private committal to the columbarium will take place at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church where the family is charter members.
The family will receive friends on Monday, October 6th at @ 2:45 pm for a reception in the Lewis Room at the church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the State Library For the Blind which provided many hours of pleasure for our Mother with their audio book program that helped her cope with her vision impairment , or to Transitions Life Care whose team (Lisa and Angela) was so supportive in her final weeks. The family would like to acknowledge the personal care provided for many years by Dr. Billy Dunlap.