We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Gates Funeral Home, Inc.
Margaret C Bowen, age 94 passed away peacefully on October 10 at the Nottingham RHCF. Margaret was born in Shenandoah Iowa. She graduated LaSalle high school, Niagara Falls in 1944. Margaret was a very accomplished woman. She taught elementary school and high school choral music in the Niagara Falls Public Schools. Her Madrigal Singers in LaSalle high school toured Rumania. She directed the Rainbow Singers for 30 years and the Bacon Memorial church choirs where she was a member for 80 years. Margaret founded and directed the Niagara Falls Community Music School. Margaret was an active participant in the Presbyterian Church and the western NY Presbytery. Margaret made her own clothes, doll clothes, knitted, hiked, camped and traveled. While living at the Nottingham, she managed the resident store. Margaret was predeceased by her husband Jonathan and granddaughter Heather Costello Bartman and survived by sons Jonathan Jr, Glenn, three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 27 at Bacon Memorial Church, Niagara Falls, NY. Donations can be made to Bacon Memorial Church.