Pauline Bowman Culver

Jul 11, 2017 From staff reports

Pauline Bowman Culver died July 10, 2017, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton.She was 96 years old.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 12,at Mountain View Cemetery.

She was born April 17, 1921, in Noxapater, Mississippi, to Robert Daniel and Virgie Henretta Bowman. She was the last surviving of eight siblings, including four sisters: Virginia Bowman Molpus, Louise Bowman Moss, Evelyn Bowman, and Jean Bowman Catchot; and three brothers: Thomas Daniel Bowman, Robert Olyn Bowman, and William Sharp Bowman.

She married Howard Dean Culver on May 6, 1940, in Philadelphia, Miss. They had two daughters, Patricia (Culver) Bryant and Rebecca (Culver) Adams. When her husband went to serve his country in World War II, she relocated to Wyoming with his family. She was proud to call herself a citizen of Wyoming for the next 75 years.

Her husband preceded her in death.

Her family said she will be long and lovingly remembered for her devotion to her husband and family; her pioneering spirit; and her outstanding talents as a cook, seamstress, gardener and homemaker.

In addition to her daughters Patricia Bryant and Rebecca Adams (husband, John Howe) she is survived by granddaughters Tana (Bryant) Meginnis and husband Andy, Laura Adams and husband Michael Koepf, and Teresa (Bryant) Peterson and husband Bruce, and great-grandchildren Margo Ackman, Keila Meginnis, and Ashton Meginnis. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Mary Herring (Albuquerque, New Mexico) and Billie Culver (Dubois), and many nieces and nephews.

Her son-in-law, Morgan Bryant, also preceded her in death.

The family suggests that those wishing to make memorial contributions please do so to the charity of their choosing.

Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home (

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