|Carolyn Rutherford Bowman|
|Date Of Birth:||May 15, 1943|
|Date Of Death:||January 12, 2011|
|Service Date:||January 16, 2011|
Carolyn Rutherford Bowman, 67, of Bloomington IN, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at home in the company of loved ones after a two year illness. Carolyn will be remembered for her generosity and dedication to her family. She was born in Baldwyn, Mississippi, to William and Clara Rutherford of Guntown, Mississippi. She attended school in Baldwyn, Booneville, and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. While in college, she met and married Donald L. Bowman in 1962. Carolyn was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who valued time with her family above all else; she was an accomplished golfer and a long time member of the Indiana University Golf Course. She retired in 2005 from the Indiana University Foundation after 27 years. She served for many years on the Indiana University Credit Union Board of Directors, including terms as chairman of the board. She was an avid fan of Indiana University sports and enjoyed travel to Europe and Hawaii. Survivors include her husband Don, daughter Sherry (William) Weber, son Don, Jr. (Kathy) Bowman, grandchildren Laura (Danny) Hamilton of Batesville, Matthew and Katie Bowman of Bloomington, and great grandchildren Chase and Deacon Hamiliton of Batesville. She is also survived by one sister, Julia Gamer (Charlie) of Fulton, Mississippi, one brother, James Rutherford (Charlotte), of Tupelo, Mississippi, and one aunt, Kate O'shields of Guntown, Mississippi. Carolyn was preceded in death by her father, mother, sisters Beverly Davis, and Martha Swarm, brothers Robert and William Rutherford, all of Mississippi. A celebration of life will be held from 2-5PM, Sunday January 16, 2011, at Allen Funeral Home 4155 South Old Highway 37. Friends may greet the family at that time at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org. The family wishes any donations to be made to Bloomington Hospital Hospice or The American Cancer Society.