Elaine Bowden

Obituary of Elaine Zanghi Bowden

Elaine Zanghi Bowden passed away March 26, 2024, in Seattle, Washington.  She was born August 15, 1942, to Joseph Zanghi and Grace Hontz in Angola, New York. She lived in Elma, Washington, the past four years and also resided in Gowanda, New York, and Silver Creek, New York.


She graduated from Angola High School in 1960 and was a professional genealogist, researcher, and master gardener.  She also loved teaching and cooking; she always had a place for anyone who was hungry or sad at her table.  She was a member of the Elma Eagles, Sons of Italy/Tacoma, and A.A.


Elaine was witty, crafty, and spiritual.  Being Scilian, she loved sharing the stories of old ancestors and their antics.  She especially loved sharing the stories with the next generation.


She is survived by her son, Brian Hudak; daughters, Sandra Kozlowski and Christine Giese; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brother, Gary Zanghi.  She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Daryl Bowden.


A reception will be held Friday, April 26, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at South Sound Manor, 455 North St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501. This will be a potluck where we will share gifts from Elaine and memories.


Memorial donations may be made to the AA Central Service Office, P.O. Box 2407, James A. Farley Station, New York, NY 10116-2407 (make checks payable to AA General Service Board) or online by clicking HERE; or to the Elma Senior Citizen Center, 100 W. Main St., Elma, WA 98541.


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