Esther Mary “Marian” Cotham Bowden
Esther Mary “Marian” Cotham Bowden, 94, of Monticello died Sunday, December 23, 2018 at the Belle View Estates Rehabilitation and Care Center in Monticello. She was born February 10, 1924 in Arkansas City to the late John H. Cotham and Emma Clayton Cotham.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Bowden; one sister, Martha Dayton Miller; two brothers, Richard and Louis Cotham; and a son, Lynn Bowden.
She was a corporal in the United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve during World War II and was a teletype operator in the communications office.
Survivors include one son, Dwain (Joan) Bowden of Monticello; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Graveside services were Friday, December 28, 2018 at Trippe Cemetery in McGehee with military honors. Online guestbook: www.stephensondearman.com.