Sandra L. Bowden, 75

Sandra L. Bowden, 75, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on March 20, 2019, in her home, with her family by her side. She was born to Wilbert Chandler and Pearl (Wells) Chandler on June 4, 1943, in Selbyville, Del.

Bowden graduated from Selbyville High School in 1962. She married Arthur G. Bowden Sr. on Oct. 19, 1962. She worked for the Town of Ocean City, Md., in the finance department, for 28 years, retiring in 2009, and had previously worked at the National Cash Register Company in Millsboro, Del.

Bowden loved her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter. She loved her church and church family, The River, a Wesleyan Church, where she served as the church treasurer for 21 years.

Bowden was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; her parents, Wilbert and Pearl; her brothers Wilbert “Dickie” Chandler and Ronald Chandler; and her sisters Christine Hudson and Odette Tingle. She is survived by her son, Arthur G. Bowden Jr. and his wife, Jaynie; her only grandson, Darren R. Bowden; her brothers William Chandler and Gerald Chandler; her sisters Louise Farley and Diane Holston; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 11 a.m. at The River, a Wesleyan Church, 35175 Roxana Road, Frankford, Del., with visitation at 10 a.m. The Rev. Michael Ennis and the Rev. Clifton Toomey will officiate. Interment will be at Roxana (Del.) Cemetery. Arrangements were in the care of Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher Street, Frankford, Del. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The River, a Wesleyan Church, 35175 Roxana Road, Frankford, DE 19945. Condolences may be sent online at