Wilma Bowman Egas, 92, of Virginia Beach, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019.
Wilma was the eldest of four girls born to John and Viola Bowman in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She graduated from Meadows of Dan High School, obtained a Bachelor of Education from Radford University, a Master of Mathematics from James Madison University, and an Advanced Graduate Degree from the College of William & Mary. She applied that knowledge by teaching with Virginia Beach City Public Schools for 39 years.
She loved to travel, which took her to many cities in the United States; Canada; and London, England. She met many friends through teaching, clubs and organizations. She was a worthy matron in the Order of the Eastern Star Berkley Chapter No. 52 and a royal matron in the Order of the Amaranth and Queen of the Daughters of the Nile.
Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Egas, who she met on a bowling date, and they were married 23 days later.
She will be missed by her two sons, Robert (Ann) and Larry (Mary); and five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 30, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Indian River Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
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