‘Norma’ Birdie Bowman, fondly known as GMa, quietly passed on November 11th, 2020.
Norma was born October 13, 1927. She married the love of her life, Kenneth Ralph (aka “The Guru”) Bowman on June 20th 1950 until his passing on January 7, 1992. She leaves behind a herd of children and those she raised as her own: Holly (Mike), April, Mark, Connie and Bret, and their significant others; along with Leslie and Delia; her best friends, Chuck and Heather. Included, she leaves a basket full of precious grandchildren, including those she embraced as her own: Joshua, Adam, Sri, Beau, Brittnie, Mathew, KC, Autson, Sarah, Rachel, Tiffany, Tawny, Tanjy; along with Sam, Ivan, Jessica and Joshua and their 13 children, GMa’s Great grandchildren. Also included is at least one stadium full of friends and admirers.
Norma was preceded in death by her loving parents, Albert ‘Pa’ Conrad and Bertha ‘Gummy” Conrad and her three brothers Hank, Arnold and Richard.
GMa was gracious, generous and embraced the goodness in all living things. She always welcomed family, friends and strangers into her home, including four legged ones, with open arms and offered many good home cooked meals for all. She had many sage and wise words to share, but one that she believed in most was “Be kind to all, try your best not to judge others”, and then, with a little smile, “as you may be in their shoes someday.”
She was an artist, seamstress and a fantastic cook and baker... She danced, cooked, laughed, always had an encouraging word, and taught us all how to believe in ourselves and to never, as she would say, “worry about the small stuff as that, as well, will pass”.
If Norma was to write this eulogy, she would not want us to talk about her, but she would want us to express her gratitude for everyone who touched her on her earthly journey... and that she loves you all so much.
GMa, you are our true heroine. Thank you for the good times, the laughter, tears and many lessons. You will be missed but you will always have a warm place in our hearts and we will see you again. We Love You.
Today we lost a humble warrior.
In lieu of flowers we request you to be gracious and carry on Norma’s everyday belief and action by doing a kind deed for another soul. Contributions to the Alzheimer’s association is greatly appreciated.
Viewing to be held 10 am Saturday, November 14th at Larkin Sunset Lawns: 2350 E 1300 South, SLC Utah.