Jaye E. Bowen


Jaye Elizabeth Bowen, 50, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020 in Bradenton, Florida. Jaye was born in Ballston Spa on September 1, 1969. She was the daughter of Gertrude (Emigh) and James W. Bowen Sr.

Jaye graduated from Ballston Spa High School class of 1987. She also graduated as an LPN from the BOCES nursing program and worked in the profession for many years. Jaye had many talents. She was an excellent cook and loved to feed family and friends, she was a talented musician with the ability to play several instruments by ear, she loved singing and sang in the church choir for many years, and like her father she had a passion for cars and car racing.

Jaye loved the ocean and vacationing in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Jaye also enjoyed nature, feeding the birds and animals near her home. She befriended a family of hummingbirds that returned to her home year after year. Jaye’s greatest love was her family, especially her daughter Ashley Emigh Butterworth.

She was predeceased by her father James W. Bowen, Sr. Jaye was survived by her partner Steve Becker of Bradenton, Florida. Steve passed away on February 23, 2020.

Jaye is survived by her daughter Ashley Butterworth (Rob Bull), her mother Gertrude Bowen, her brother James Bowen (Wendy), her sisters Jenelle Bowen (George Lovejoy) and Jennifer Isachsen (Bruce), her nephews and nieces Kristy Bowen (Kyle Wadsworth), Ryan Isachsen (Cassi), Marisa Bowen, Jamie Quillan (Rob), Evan Isachsen and Caitlin Isachsen, her great niece and nephews Tayton Bowen, Nathaniel Isachsen, Maycee Winney, Lincoln Isachsen, Carter Quillan and Devin Rowden, many beloved uncles, aunts and cousins, and several cherished friends.

Memorial contributions in memory of Jaye may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 3355 26th St. West, Bradenton, Fl 34205 or the charity of your choice.

A service will be held at a date to be announced.

Guest Book

Timothy Brown

To Jaye’s family,
I was so sorry to read of the loss of Jaye. I had the pleasure of attending and graduating with her at Ballston Spa in 1987. She was always an agreeable and pleasant person. He smile was always welcoming. Her photo certainly represents that well. My condolences to you in this difficult time. Heaven has gained a good one.

God bless you all,
Tim Brown

Deborah Paddock

Jim and girls I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you all strength to get through this hard time. Much love,hugs and prayers .