John Covington BOWNDS
Mary Elizabeth WILKERSON
John C. William BOHLS
Clara Anderson FAHNER
Jesse Louis BOWNDS



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Lorena Joyce GILMORE

  • Jesse Rhea BOWNDS+
  • Johnny BOWNDS
  • Joye Lynn BOWNDS+


  • Born: 17 Jun 1924, Texas, USA 1
  • Married: Bef 1954
  • Died: 2 Jan 2007, Portland, San Patricio, TX, USA 1
  • Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Odem, San Patricio, TX, USA 2

  Research Notes:

obit extract:

He was a Staff Sergeant and Gunnery Instructor in the U.S. Army Air Forces during WWII, and flew 50 missions over Europe including Normandy and the Balkans in a B24 Liberator. He was a homebuilder for 50 years and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Odem.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Lorena J. Bownds; his parents, Jesse L. and Pearl (Bohls) Bownds; and sister, Evelyn Bownds.

He is survived by a daughter, Joye L. Bownds; two sons, Jesse and Johnny Bownds; 6 grandchildren, Reagan Amber, and Garrett Bownds, Rick and T.J. Dyer and Travis Bownds. 2

   Marriage Information:

John married Lorena Joyce GILMORE before 1954. (Lorena Joyce GILMORE was born on 10 Feb 1929, died on 2 Aug 1997 and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Odem, San Patricio, TX, USA 3.)


1 (from: U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing)).

2 FindAGrave.

3 Ibid.

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