Barbara “Bobbi” Bowman Quintana, formerly of Lake Wales, Fla., passed away peacefully on Sept. 26, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
She was born to Thelma and Russell Bowman on Nov. 4, 1933, in Minneapolis, Minn. She was 79.
She was raised in Miami, Fla., where she attended the White Temple Methodist Church, participated in the choir and was well-known for her beautifully trained, mezzo-soprano voice. After graduating from high school, she entered the United States Army and proudly served during the Korean War. “Bobbi” moved to Lake Wales in 1965 where she raised her daughter and worked in the medical and dental fields. She loved pets, reading and singing. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Quintana Milner; son-in-law, Mark; and grandchildren, Morgan, Matthew and David, of Naples, Fla.
There will be no memorial services at this time. Memorials donations in Barbara’s name may be made to Vitas Hospice, 4980 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 102, Naples, FL 34103.