Donna Jo Bowen

1 November 1935–8 May 2015 (Age 79)
Libby, Lincoln, Montana, United States

The Life of Donna Jo

When Donna Jo Bowen was born on 1 November 1935, in Libby, Lincoln, Montana, United States, her father, Woodrow Floyd Bowen, was 20 and her mother, Mildred Alice Lyon, was 19. She married Clair Christensen on 1 August 1954, in Libby, Lincoln, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in School District 4 Libby, Lincoln, Montana, United States in 1940. She died on 8 May 2015, in Libby, Lincoln, Montana, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Clair Christensen
Donna Jo Bowen
Marriage: 1 August 1954
Tamie K Christensen

Spouse and Children

1 August 1954
Libby, Lincoln, Montana, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Gary D Bowen



    Alice L Bowen


World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1950 · Great Falls dethrones Butte as biggest city

Age 15

In 1950, Great Falls, Montana replaced Butte, Montana as the largest city
1956 · The Federal Aid Highway Act

Age 21

With the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the Federal Aid Highway Act made way for the largest public works project in American history at that time. One of the purposes was to provide military access to places in case of an attack.

Name Meaning

1 English, of Welsh origin: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Owain ‘son of Owain’ ( see Owen ).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin ‘descendant of Buadhachán’, a diminutive of Buadhach ‘victorious’ ( see Bohan ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Donna J Bowen in household of Woodrow F Bowen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Donna Christensen Libby in entry for Tamie C Heath, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Donna Christensen in entry for Mrs Tamie C Heath, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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