Linda Green Bowen

Linda in Pacific Grove CA, July 2001

Personal.  A native of Los Angeles CA, Linda graduated from North Hollywood High School and Valley College prior to attending San Jose State.  She married Gordon Bowen in 1970 and the couple make their home in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  Linda is the mother of two adult daughters: Jennifer and Lisa, both of whom graduated from the Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of VirginiaThe family stays close despite living at great distances from one another.

Professional.  Linda is a Special Education teacher in rural Augusta County, VA, in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  After finishing her B.A. at the New College of San Jose State (1971) and completing a fifth year California Teaching Certificate (1972), she has held a range of professional teaching positions.  In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Linda taught English as a Second Language to refugees and immigrants for the Columbia MO public schools, for that city's adult education services, and for the language labs of the University of Missouri.  In the 1980s, Linda attended Lynchburg (VA) College, and was awarded an M.A. degree as a Reading Education specialist; she also is a certified teacher of students with learning disabilities.  For more than 20 years, she has taught learning disabled students in Augusta County VA and surrounding areas.  Her recent assignments have focused on adapting for learning disabled students many academic subjects, including algebra, geometry, and history at the high school level.

Interests.  Since the experience at Monte Capanno, Linda has enjoyed much travel, fitness activities, yoga, and numerous forms of artistic expression including throwing pottery, spinning and weaving, and in recent years she has focused on oil painting.  Her favorite subjects are landscapes and still life.  She enjoys frequent visits to Los Angeles, where Linda's mother Esther, and Linda's brother Martin live; and to Orange County, California to see Jennifer, Jeff, and Ben; and to visit her sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Randy, their daughter, Liz, and their grand daughter, Allyson.  Linda has many friends in Orange County and it is there her daughter Jennifer practices law for a large corporate firm.  Other favorite spots include the Central Coast of California (where Gordon's mother, Eilleen Bowen, resides), the Bay Area of California (where Gordon's brother, Tom, lives, as do many of her friends from San Jose and Monte Capanno), Washington D.C., and Virginia Beach, VA.  Linda loves to hear from friends and can be reached at:

Photos.  Click on any picture below to see a larger version, then use your browser's back button to return to this page.

Gordon and Linda's 1970 wedding

Gordon and Linda, Jeff, Jenni, and Lisa at the Wieland's 1999 wedding

Linda, enjoying the surf at Laguna Beach CA, July 2000

Linda, Summer 2002

Linda, Jenni, Gordo, Lisa and Jeff, at the UVA- Clemson Football Game, Fall 2000

Lisa, Jenni and Linda, at an Ice Waterfall off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Thanksgiving 2000

Linda and Gordo enjoying a vacation in California (1996)

Gordo and Linda at a party in Corona del Mar, CA (1996)

Linda ironing out details of a trip to Vegas, July 2001

Linda, and her great niece Allyson, January 2002

Linda on knees, with friends and family on Thanksgiving 2001

Linda and Gordon, Los Osos CA (2001)

Linda with Mt. Whitney in the background (June 2002)

Linda with her grandson, Ben (July 2003)


Gordon, Lisa and Linda at Lisa's graduation from Brown University, Providence RI (May 31, 2004)

Linda with Ben (July 2004)




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