Of Route 1, Rixeyvile, Va., on Monday, January 26, 1981, at Culpeper Memorial Hospital. She was 62. Formerly of Washington, D.C., for 17 years. Mrs. Bowen was born on June 1, 1918, in Orange County, Va. She was the daughter of the late Douglas A. and Catherine Hume Woolfrey. Mrs. Bowen was preceded in death by her husband Mr. William Blake Bowen. Surviving Mrs. Bowen are four children, John Arthur Kidwell, of Baileys Cross Roads; Marie K. Silzer of Rixeyville, Va.; Brenda E. Roope of York, Pa., and Deborah C. Stern of Rockville, Md. Mrs. Bowen is survived by a sister, Mary M. Smith, Culpeper; three brothers, Doug A. Woolfrey and David C. Woolfrey both of Culpeper and Edward J. Woolfrey of Baltimore, Md. Mrs. Bowen also is survived by four grandchildren. Mrs. Bowen's occupations included an employee of a local Culpeper restaurant and a nurse with the Area Agency on Aging. Educational achievements included graduating from Jefferson School of Commerce, 1961. She was a member of the Gordvine Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 28. Graveside in the Fairview Cemetery, Culpeper. The Rev. John Farrer will officiate. The MOODY FUNERAL SERVICE in Culpeper, Va., in charge of arrangements.