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Mary Ann Bowman


Mrs. Mary Ann Bowman, age 91, Jonesborough, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021 at her residence.
Mrs. Bowman was born December 17, 1929 in Bristol, TN and the daughter of the late Arthur J. & Nora Irene Martin Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Pete Bowman, sisters, Katherine, Virginia Lee and Janice Smith.
Mrs. Bowman was of the Baptist faith. She taught the Adult Sunday School Class at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church and recently attended Oak Hill Baptist Church.
She graduated from Virginia Intermont College. She was a Sale Correspondent for Tennessee Eastman for over 30 years.
Mary loved gardening, the “farm life”, family, family-get-togethers, genealogy research, writing, reading, crosswords, watercolor and oil painting, fun computer projects, and corresponding with friends and family. When the granddaughters were little, she had little sewing and cooking projects for them.
She was a member of the Amateur Ham Radio Club, Tennessee Cattleman Association of Washington County, Mended Hearts of Johnson City Medical Center and Watauga Valley Art League.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to her wonderful, loving caregivers, Amy Williams and Anna Smith.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy & Andrew Jackson; granddaughters, Amanda Jackson (Andrew) and Christy McReynolds (Jason); great-grandchildren, Charlie Nelson and Nora Nelson; and several nephews and nieces.
Private services will be conducted at Washington County Memory Gardens.

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Penny Sells Tester
I'm so sorry to hear about this! She was a wonderful woman! Prayers for the whole family
Jerry Willis Crain
I just now saw today’s newspaper and was very shocked to see that Mary Ann had passed…she was a very special lady and Friend and so was Pete…she and I had corresponded by letter a few times and I really enjoyed that My thoughts and prayers will be with you through this difficult time.
Deborah and Mary Nell Webb
Nancy and family, you have our deepest sympathies. We thought the world of your mother!!!
Bryan Horton
What a wonderful lady, I always have admired Mary Ann and she will be greatly missed.