Margaret Louise (Grimsley) Bowlin


Margaret Louise (Grimsley) Bowlin, 83, of Shepherd, Texas, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Lufkin Texas.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Shepherd, Texas. Interment will be at Ramah Cemetery, Tenaha, Texas.

Born in Joaquin, Texas, on May 14, 1938, Margaret is the daughter of A.D. Grimsley and Camilla Hall Grimsley. 

Margaret attended Tenaha High School and graduated in 1957.  She resided in Texas most of her life, working as an administrative assistant in Cleveland ISD and administrative assistant to the Superintendent of Shepherd ISD, retiring in 1999.  She lived in Idledale, Colorado from 1999 until 2006, providing invaluable assistance in the care of her granddaughters. Margaret served countless volunteer hours for the Shepherd Band Boosters during her tenure at SISD and chaperoned many school club trips.  She was a member of First Baptist Church, Shepherd, Texas. Margaret was an avid gardener, loved to bake and cook for her friends and family, cherished the company of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, volunteered often for the Shepherd Community food pantry, and worked with fellow church members to sew items for children in various mission fields supported by the church. 

Margaret is survived by:


Paul Wayne Bowlin and wife, Karen, of League City, Texas

Linda Gayle Bowlin Ferguson and husband, Tommy, of Shepherd, Texas

Lisa Anne Bowlin Kennedy and husband, Sean, of Etoile, Texas


Randall Wayne Benner of Deer Park, Texas

Matthew Wayne Bowlin and wife, Chelsey, of Woodbranch, Texas

Joseph William Bowlin of Dallas, Texas

Marin Ceili Kennedy of Durango, Colorado

Maisi Carlyn Kennedy of Fayetteville, Arkansas

Great Grandchildren:

Chase Benner, Raeleigh Benner, Kendall Benner, Grant Benner, Abigail Benner

Mallory Bowlin, Camryn Bowlin


Nancy Kellar, Mamie Vanover (Jim), Forest Crawford (Sherry)


Preceded in death by:

Parents A.D. Grimsley and Camilla Hall Grimsley and siblings Mary Hansen, J.L. Grimsley, Frances McDaniel, Bill Grimsley and James Grimsley

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Hospice in the Pines (please designate inpatient unit)                    1504 West Frank Avenue, Lufkin, Texas 75904

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