Laurel Ann Bowman, 44, of Highland Avenue, Ipswich, partner
of Mary Rich, died Monday, January 26, 2009 in the Lahey
Clinic, Burlington following her brief illness.
Born in Needham November 25, 1964, daughter of Charles H.
and Joan M. (McClellan) Bowman of Virginia Beach, VA, she
was raised in Dennis and was a 1982 graduate of the Dennis
Yarmouth High School and an English and Communication Major
at Bridgewater State College.
was the founder and CEO of the Conversion Group, Inc., a
digital marketing and development agency which she owned and
operated to date. She also founded and was the Creative
Director of Red 98 Interactive Agency. Earlier in her
career she was a Vice President, Creative Director at
Ingalls Interactive, starting her marketing career as a
copywriter at Cabot Advertising.
musician, Laurel was a songwriter, lead vocalist, guitarist
and drummer in the Boston based bands The Proletariat and
The Lumen Band. She was a graduate of Improv Boston and was
a member of the troupe The Garamondo Files. For three years
she served as a Board member with the Boston Modern
In addition to her partner of thirteen years and her
parents, she is survived by a brother John M. Bowman and his
wife Rachelle of Martinsville, IN; a nephew Sean Patrick
Bowman, and a niece Sierra Rachelle Bowman both of IN;
three uncles, William McClellan of Chatham, John McClellan
of Canton and John Bowman of S. Yarmouth and six
Family and friends are welcomed to visiting hours Friday
January 30 from 5 to 8 pm at the Whittier-Porter Funeral
Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich. Her funeral service will be
private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her
name may be made to the Ipswich Humane Group, P.O. Box 873,
Ipswich, MA 01938.