Joy A. Bowling

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April 30, 1937 ~ August 28, 2022

Born in: Durango, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Service for Joy Bowling:

Joy A. Bowling, 85, passed away Aug. 28, 2022. Preceded in death by her husband, Henry “Hank” Bowling; and son-in-law, Warren Watts.
Survived by her daughters, Kim (John) Butkovich and Lori Watts; grandchildren, John Butkovich, Joe Butkovich, Brittany (Ty) Burns and Nicole (Joel) VanAcker; great-grandchildren, John Aidan, Jayla, Michael and Brick Butkovich, Annabelle Quintana, Rylee Burns and Alba VanAcker; and special family friend, Priscilla Lafebre.
Joy was born April 30, 1937, to Joe and Frances Nix. As a registered nurse, Joy worked in orthopedics at St. Mary Corwin and later for Dr. Farabaugh and Dr. Gaide. Joy and Hank enjoyed spending their summers in Gunnison, Colo. Most importantly, they absolutely adored their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel.
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Memorial Service: September 6, 2022 10:30 am

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. Beautiful life…beautiful lady. She touched many throughout her life and was a blessing to work with at Heritage Internal Medicine. She amplified kindness and respect and I adored her. Rest In Peace my dear friend. ❤️

  2. Knew both Hank and Joy, both were the most beautiful people, sorry to read about her passing. See u on the other side Joy and Hank.

  3. Joy was so very kind and compassionate to my Mom when visiting Dr Farabaugh. She was an exceptional nurse. I have always been grateful to her for that. I’m so very sorry to see that she’s passed. My sincere condolences to all of her family. Rest In Peace dear Joy 🌹

  4. Joy and I were classmates and graduated from Central High School, Class of 1955.
    I remember her as a very sweet and kind young woman. My heartfelt condolences to her family.

  5. Dear Kim and Lori May God give you comfort and peace at the passing of Joy. I always enjoyed visiting with her through the years. She was a nice, fun lady.

  6. Lori and Kim – peace to your families and your hearts ♥️ it is so hard and sad to say goodbye to our mamas. Dementia started taking her away awhile ago but that doesn’t stop the pain of her passing. I remember your mom as having a very strong personality, and not taking any fuss from the kids in her home. And I remember her divinity! It was so good!

  7. So sorry for your loss of your Mom, Kim and Lori. It is always so hard during this time. Your Mom was such a sweet lady and a great nurse.
    May her memory be eternal.
    We pray for the comforting only God can give and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Pete and Susan Juba

  8. I knew Joy when we both worked at Corwin as nurses. She was always smiling and helpful. My husband, Dr. Timothy Fogel also knew Joy. He respected her and knew she could be counted on to help.
    “Joy”…what a good name for a lovely lady.

  9. So sorry to hear this, your mother was a very kind person. I would always say hello at Brookdale when passing her in the dinning hall, and get a smile.. she always sit next table over from my mom. She will be missed. She and all your family will be in my prayers 🙏❤️
    Gary St. Clair

  10. So sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a special lady. Miss seeing her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all

  11. We are so very sorry for your loss. Joy was so influential to me as we moved from girls to women. I will always cherish her love and compassion. She was a wonderful momma!

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