Bowie, Evolia (Mrs. William Taft)


Evolia Bowie was born on June 10,1909 and died December 27,1991 at the age of 82. She was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church, Alexandria at the time of her demise. On December 16, 1928 she married the Rev.William Taft Bowie, who preceded her in death. A devoted Christian who accepted Christ at an early age, Evolia was a dutiful minister’s wife.
She followed her husband to their various assignments across the years. They served St. Mark United Methodist Church at Magda for 15 years; and St. Mark United Methodist Church in Melder and Colfax. They also served at Willis J. King, Glenmora; Wesley United Methodist Church in Bunkie; St. Paul in Cheneyville; Union Chapel and Macedonia in Boyce; and Calvery and Magnolia Churches in Thibodeaux, for seventeen years.
During those years Evolia was active in the Minister’s Wives Association, serving not only as a member but also as President. Throughout their assignments Evolia worked doing whatever needed to be done. She worked with the outreach program by helping the unfortunate. She campaigned for and organized a clothing drive for the people of Hazelhurst, Mississippi gathering 2000 pounds of clothes. In her local church she served as a communion steward. Her favorite hobbies included making flower arrangements, gardening and quilting.
To cherish her memories she leaves four children: Mrs.Thelma Joiner of Alexandria, La.; Mrs. Dorothy Wesley of Chicago, Il; Mrs. Ruthan Andreews of Knoxville, Tn.; and Mr. Willliam T. Bowie, Jr. of Pineville, La; two sons-in-law; one daughter-in-law; three sisters; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren; seven sisters-in-law; seven brothers-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference 1992, p. 214 By Mrs. Daisy M. Larry

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