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04/03/11 - NNHS Newsletter - Connie Nickey Bowden

Connie Lou Nickey Bowden
(d. 30 Mar 2011)

Newport News High School Class of 1959

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,  

   We have sad news this Sunday morning.  
  Connie Nickey Bowden, Class of 1959, sister of   Peggy Nickey Morgenstein of VA (Queen of the Class of 1962) and JoAnne Nickey Davis ('66) of HA, and of the late    Johnny Nickey ('59), passed away in Newport News on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at the age of 70.

From the Daily Press - 04/03/11:   

                   Connie Nickey Bowden


NEWPORT NEWS - Connie Lou Bowden, 70, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Riverside Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Milton, Pa., and had made her home in Newport News for the past 56 years. She worked for AT&T Telephone Company as a Telephone Operator for 28 ˝ years before retiring in 1987. In 1960 she was crowned "Miss. Princess" in a nationwide contest launching the new Princess telephone. Her loves were gardening, reading and crocheting. She was a beautiful woman with a zest for life who always lit up a room whenever she walked in.

Connie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bowden Sr.; her parents, Polly and Albert Nickey; and her brother, John Nickey.


Connie Nickey Bowden

She is survived by her sons, Robert Bowden Jr., of Newport News and John Bowden of Havana, Fla.; her sisters, Peggy Morgenstein and her husband, Garshon of Newport News and JoAnne Davis and her husband, Coby of Kapolei, Hawaii; her grandchildren, Alexander and Isabella Bowden; her five nieces, Michele, Jennifer, Maryse, Angie and Tracy; her four nephews, David, Ryan, Shon, and Jon; and her six great-nieces and five great-nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at Weymouth Funeral Home. A Graveside Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2011, by the Rev. Dr. Furman Kenney at Peninsula Memorial Park.

Arrangements are by Weymouth Funeral Home.
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Published in Daily Press from April 3 to April 4, 2011.
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April 03, 2011

 In memory of my loving sister Connie. We will Love and Miss you always. Celebrating a life well lived, we will forever cherish your Memory. Love you always, Your sister Peggy and Garshon.

~ Peggy Morgenstein, Newport News, Virginia

April 03, 2011

  May time and memories comfort the family during this time of great loss. May God bless all of you and wrap you in His arms of love. Take comfort in knowing your loved one will suffer no more. God bless you and may your days get easier as time marches on.

~ Karen Coverston, Newport News, Virginia

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My condolences go out to the family of (Connie). I worked with (Connie) a few years ago, and I will always remember her as a fun person to be with. I know she will be missed by her family, as well as many friends. Each of you is in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Alice Oldfield

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Connie's family and friends at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Lead, Kindly Light

Lyrics by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

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