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Barbara Boothe Bowden

November 6, 1938 ~ August 3, 2022 (age 83)


Barbara Boothe Bowden, 83, of Chincoteague Island, VA passed away peacefully at her island home on August 3rd, 2022.  She was born and raised on the island that she loved on November 6th1938 to the late Roland and Catherine (Lewis) Boothe.  She was a faithful member of the Chincoteague Church of God where she taught Sunday School to all the little children who wanted to learn about Jesus.  She also loved being a part of the “You Go Girls” group where she enjoyed spending time with her dear friends.   Selling fruits and vegetables at her Marsh Mellow Ridge produce stand was a great joy to her alongside of her husband, George, where they made many friends and had many conversations with locals and visitors alike.   Barbara was undoubtedly a people person and in turn they responded to her personality and quick wit. Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, George; her son, Danny Bowden of Chincoteague Island; her daughters, Cathy Manning of New Church, VA; Bobbie Wilson and her husband Tom of Horntown, VA and Kim Hill and her husband John of Chincoteague Island, VA; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, her sister-in-law’s, Bonnie Boothe and Cleo Boothe both of Chincoteague Island and Ada Carr and her husband, Jim of Delaware.  She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Ray Manning and two brothers, Robert and William Boothe. Graveside service will be held on Friday, August 5th, 2022 at 11am at Thornton Cemetery on Chincoteague Island,Va. With Rev. Kevin Eley officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Union Baptist Church Women’s Meal Ministry 6365 Church Street, Chincoteague Island, Va. Services entrusted to Salyer Funeral Home, Inc. Condolences may be made online at 

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Graveside Service
August 5, 2022

11:00 AM
Ridged Road
Chincoteague, VA 23336

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