Susan Rayburn Bowman passed away peacefully on May 25, 2020 in Abilene. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home in Munday. The family will receive guests at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Susan was born on Aug. 29, 1944 in Knox City to John R and Estelle Rayburn. The Rayburns lived in Munday and Susan attended elementary, junior high and high school in Munday. Susan graduated from Abilene Christian University with a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics education. She taught Home Economics in Itasca and Hermleigh. Susan later obtained her master’s degree in Special Education from Texas Tech University in Lubbock and worked as a District Area Supervisor for Special Education in Williamson County until her retirement.
After retirement, Susan and her husband Weldon Bowman moved to her family’s long-time farm in Knox City where she greatly enjoyed time with her dogs and horses. She loved to attend the Texas State Fair and greatly enjoyed attending class reunions in Munday.
Susan was preceded in death by her husband Weldon Bowman; her parents John R and Estelle Rayburn; her sister Sammie Rayburn Bowman; her brother-in-law Steve Bowman; and step-daughter-in-law Lisa Bowman.
Survivors include her daughter Kimberley and husband Gordon Domaschk of Argyle; step-son and wife Tom and Brenda Bowman of Wimberley; step-daughter and husband Sherri and Mark Woolston of Copper Canyon; step-son Ricky Bowman of Roscoe.
Other survivors include nine grandchildren, Leigh Warwick and husband Tom, Lane Bowman and wife Monica, Wren Thompson-Wynn and wife Von, Lou Bowman, Talia Jaryszak and husband Rick, Lauren Jabri and husband Nidal, Chaile Allen and husband Dusty, Amanda Domaschk and Laura Domaschk and husband Robert.
Also surviving are 14 great grandchildren: Haleigh, Brooke, Blake, Breanna, Brylee, Brodie, Jaden, Madilyn, Seth, Jackson, Ainsley, Alston, Graham, Calvin and Elree.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan Bowman Memorial Scholarship, PO Box 300, Munday, TX 7637, Attn; Christel Shahan. This scholarship will be awarded to someone entering the educational field.