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January 23, 2013

EILEEN BOWIE GEORGE

JULY 17, 1926 — JAN. 14, 2013

LAKEWAY, Texas — Eileen Bowie George passed away peacefully on Monday evening, the 14th of January 2013 in the presence of her husband David.

Born in Oskaloosa on July 17, 1926, to Asa Robert Bowie and Lucille Bowie, she attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., graduating with a degree in mathematics in 1948. At Northwestern, she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, and played flute and piccolo in the Northwestern Symphony Orchestra.  She was also a member of the marching band her freshman year.

Her marriage to Wm David George whom she met by mere chance in San Francisco in August 1955 was to be a partnership for life. While both were attending a ballet independently they happened to sit next to each other and the rest is history.

Eileen was in a musical family. It was only natural that she learned flute and piccolo, which she played through high school and college and beyond. She later studied piano at the University of Texas and went on to teach piano to school age children for about 30 years in Houston, Texas, where they lived for 52 years. 

She was an active member of the Houston Music Teachers Association, and the Forum of Music Teachers Association of Houston. She and Dr. George were patrons of the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, and Rice University Shepherd School of Music. They were season ticket holders for many years and frequent attendees at private musical events given by these organizations.

Kind, loving and generous of heart, she was selfless, thoughtful, and thorough in everything she did.

Eileen is survived by her beloved husband, David of 56 years; her sister, Eleanor Sanders; her children Larry Bowie George and Shari George Walker; her grandchildren Brad, Kevin and Craig Walker; six great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Brooke, Jaret, Ashton, Adalyn and Jocelyn; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Kenneth.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 411 Ranch Road 620 South, Lakeway, Texas. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be sent to: The Shepherd Society – Rice University – The Shepherd School of Music, MS 532 – P.O. Box 1892 – Houston, Texas 77251-1892

Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Lake Travis – (512) 263-1511. Obituary and guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com

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