BANGOR – June “Meme” Elaine (Deveau) Bowden, 65, passed away March 8, 2008, at a Bangor hospital. She was born May 15, 1942, in Vanceboro, the daughter of Barney and Mary (Trask) Deveau. She owned three gas stations at one time. June was a member of the Red Hat Society and she loved to shop. She enjoyed going to camp at Lambert Lake, and loved taking care of her grandson, Zach. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Bowden and the light of her life, grandson, Zachary Emerson, as well as an unborn grandchild, all of Bangor; three stepchildren, Greg and Gordon Bowden of Bradley and Sherri Severance of Orrington; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert Devoe and Liz of Bangor; sisters-in-law, Nina Hansen of Bangor, Ella Devoe of Lambert Lake and Sally Stewart of Bangor; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Irving Bowden and Esther of Bangor; a special cousin, Barbie McNichol of Danvers, Mass.; many dear nieces, nephews and cousins; and her best friend since childhood, Maxine Cropley of Lambert Lake. She also leaves her “granddog,” Ebony and two kitties. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, James Stewart; her second husband, Gordon Bowden Sr.; a sister, Ethel; a brother, Bernard and two nephews. The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Robin Pritham, Dr. Jane Balboa and the staff at intensive care unit, sixth floor, Eastern Maine Medical Center, for the excellent care given to June. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln, with the Rev. Ellen Beairsto officiating. Spring interment will be at Vanceboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Bangor Humane Society, 693B Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Friends and family will gather after the service at the funeral home. For an online register book, please visit