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In Memoriam: Alvin Eugene Bowman

Alvin Eugene Bowman

Alvin Eugene Bowman

April 8, 1949 – January 6, 2024

Alvin Eugene Bowman, 74, son of the late Alvin C. Bowman and the late Pauline L. (Harrison) Bowman passed peacefully at home and began his journey home on January 6, 2024.  He is a member of the Numa Bishop Paiute Tribe on his maternal side and the Navajo Nation born for the Na’toh (Mt. Tobacco Clan) Ta’chii’nii’ (Red Running into the Water) Clan on his paternal side.  Alvin graduated high school at Anadarko Indian High School in Anadarko, Oklahoma and began his undergraduate study at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma.  Alvin enlisted into the U.S. Marine Corp and returned a decorated Veteran of the U.S. Marines earning the following: Vietnam Campaign Medal w/device, Rifle Marksman Badge, National Defense Service Metal, Vietnam Service Medal w/1*.  During his lifetime he was also a renowned artist having created many commissioned pieces of Native American Artwork. One of his murals can be viewed within the Winnaha Casino restaurant area as you enter.

Alvin is preceded in death by wife Lillian Irene Bowman (Andreas), parents Alvin C. and Pauline L. Bowman, Sisters Jeanette L. (Bowman) Narcomey, and Caroline Bowman.  Brothers, Ernest E. Bowman, Gary E. Bowman. Alvin leaves behind his two beautiful children: Barbara Irene Bowman and Alex Whitecloud Andreas also grandchildren: Alanah Irene Berger-Andreas and Draik Lil Wolf Berger-Andreas who he loved with all his heart.  Alvin also leaves behind Sisters: Barbara J. (Robert) Mora, Patricia A. (Tony) Whitehorse, Charlene K. (Robert) Redner, Rena C. (Elbe) Brown, Eugenia C. (Elwynn) Lomaintewa and numerous nieces and nephews.

Alvin enjoyed the outdoors hunting and fishing.  He had many acquaintances here within the Bishop Tribal Community and he was always willing to extend a helping hand when he could.  He will be missed by his partner Sam who shared his home and life for over 10 years.  Alvin enjoyed spending time with his two children and visiting with friends and family.  Alvin was always active and despite his health challenges he continued to live life to the fullest.

The family will host a Cry Dance at 867 N. Tu-Su Lane on Friday, January 19th from Dusk til Dawn. Services are scheduled for Saturday, January 20th at the Barlow Lane Gymnasium.  A viewing is scheduled at 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the gymnasium.  Services will begin at 12:00 noon and burial at the Sunland Cemetery at 1:30pm.  Please join us for a luncheon at the gymnasium after the services.

The family would like to thank the Bishop Paiute Tribe, for their assistance, friends and family for helping to send Alvin on his Beautiful Journey with many prayers, thoughts of wellbeing and good words.

Manah’ ha’ buu Enee’wah’

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