Catherine Dorothea Bowden

Catherine Dorothea Bowden of Columbia, South Carolina died Sunday evening, February 25, 2018 at Providence Hospital in Columbia.

Mrs. Bowden was born on February 27, 1930 in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Robert Edward Bowden, Sr.; her parents, James and Catherine Ryan Halligan; and her five siblings, William Halligan, Rita Hardy, Alice Carmichael, John Halligan and Mary Halligan.

Mrs. Bowden is survived by her six children: son, Robert Edward Bowden, Jr. and wife, Sheila of Louisville, KY; daughter, Catherine Bowden Milejczak and husband, Victor of Columbia, SC; son, John Joseph Bowden and Wife Meredith of Conway, SC; daughter, Susan Bowden Rodriquez of Columbia, SC; son, Steven Paul Bowden and wife Laura of South Boston, MA; and daughter, Michele Bowden Turner and husband Michael of Columbia, SC. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Albert (Loren), Tina (Donald), Troy (Vanessa), Amelia, Robert (Kendra), Natascha, Blair, Chandler and Cade; 6 great grandchildren, Andrew, Chloe, Sophia, Kylie, Kenlee and Zavier; and a very special friend, Mary Borey of Charleston, SC.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, March 5, 2018 at St. Peters Catholic Church, 1529 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201. Light refreshments will be served following the service. Burial will be in Fort Jackson National Cemetery, 4170 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29229 at 1 p.m.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park located at 845 Leesburg Road in Columbia, SC 29209. The Rosary will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel prior to the visitation.

Memorials can be made in Mrs. Bowden’s name to the American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Research, at

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