Susan Patricia (Bowden) Hale

July 10, 1953 ~ June 15, 2020 (age 66)

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     Susan Patricia Bowden Hale, age 66, of Rocky Point and Myrtle Beach passed gently from her earthly life Monday, June 15, 2020.

     She was born July 10, 1953 in Stoneham, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late James Edwin and Mary Patricia Sullivan Bowden. Also remembered is her brother, James “Jay” Edwin Bowden, Jr. who preceded Susan in death.

     Susan is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years, Tommy Hale; son, John Thomas Hale, Jr. and wife, Karen; daughter, Amy Hale Trussell and husband, Jeremy; grandchildren, Michael Coleman, Matthew Trussell, Sarah Trussell, and John “Jay” Thomas Hale III; sister, Laurel Brooks and husband, James; steadfast friends, Nan and Kent Ness and Diane Jenkins.

     Susan was a lady of quiet grace, a loving wife and caring mother, Nana, sister and friend. Her grandchildren have been glowing, joyful lights in her and Tommy’s life. Since 1995, Susan and Tommy have enjoyed traveling to all but two states in the US, with countless miles put on their motor home. Susan loved time spent at the beach and in her busy life found time for crocheting and playing with her two dogs and three cats. Susan, with her radiant smile leaves an empty place in our family circle and in our hearts.

     Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 19, 2020 at Pike Creek Cemetery with Chaplain Rick Brewer conducting the service.

     In lieu of flowers and as a lasting tribute to Susan please consider a memorial gift to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or to Pender County Humane Society, PO Box 626, Burgaw, NC 28425.

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     A service of Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel.


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Graveside Service
June 19, 2020

11:00 AM
Pike Creek Cemetery
About 4 miles South of Burgaw US Hwy 117
Burgaw, NC 28425


Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Foundation
1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington NC 28401

Pender County Humane Society
PO Box 626, Burgaw NC 28425

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