Bowers Funeral Home in Houlton

10 Water St Houlton, ME 04730
(207) 532-3333

About Bowers Funeral Home

In 1900 R. Eugene Bowers moved his family from Natick, Massachusetts to Sherman Mills and started the Pine State Creamery. Shortly after the family moved to Maine he received his Embalming and Undertaking License from the state of Maine and started the very first Bowers Funeral Home operating it until his death in 1925. His youngest son, Leon, then took over the business.

In the early 1930's Leon joined with Dr. Fayette Spratt and formed the partnership of Bowers and Spratt Funeral Home in Island Falls. In 1945 Rodney, Leon's youngest son, returned from World War II and joined his father in the family business. In March of 1947 the Bowers and Spratt Funeral Home burned to the ground and in July Rodney purchased a new building and bought out Dr. Spratt's ownership. In 1957 Rodney decided to expand his business to Patten and bought the Brown Funeral Home from Dr. Mason Brown. He operated the 3 funeral homes, Sherman Mills, Patten and Island Falls with the help of his wife, Phyllis and their 4 children, William, Christopher, Helen and Tony, as well as many side jobs including running an ambulance service.
All 3 of Rodney's son's went into the funeral business. William graduated from Los Angeles School of Embalming in California in 1970 and currently works at Melrose-Abby in Anaheim, California. Christopher graduated from the Funeral Institute of New England in 2004 and is now working for Brookings & Smith Funeral Home in Bangor. Tony graduated from Cypress College in California and bought the family business in 1985, making him the fourth generation. He and his wife, Carmel moved into the Sherman Mills funeral home in 1989 and with the help of his wife and four children, Jacquie, Christa, Antonia and Theordore, successfully ran all three buildings. In 1995 they expanded the business to Houlton and closed the Patten and Sherman facilities in 1996.

Services offered by Bowers Funeral Home

The Service Details

Now that you have thought about burial versus cremation for your loved one, it is time to think about what you would like the service to look like and represent.

The Location of the Service

Is there a special place that your loved one would like to have thier final goodbye? There are many options to holding a service for the deceased. It can be held in a funeral home, in the community, really the options are endless. This is where you can rely heavily on the funeral director to help create a memorable service.


Pall Bearers are the people you have probably seen who carry the casket at the service, if there is a casket present. Have you thought about who will hold this responsibility?

Who Will Be Officiating the Service?

You can choose to have a minister officiate the service or a celebrant. The difference between the two are religious and non-religious. Some find it offensive to speak of religion if the deceased did not have religious beliefs. The choice is yours for who you would like to officiate the service.

Other Decisions to Be Made

There are a number of other decisions that will need to be made for the service. You will need to decide which flowers will be used, the type of music to be played, if there will be transportation to and from the service for friends and family, if there will be people speaking of stories or memories of the deceased, if there will be a eulogy, and any other special services that may reflect the life of your loved one.

Notifying Others of the Death

There is likely a list of people that were important to your loved one. Preparing a list of who should be notified of the passing of your loved one will be beneficial to you when making the arrangements. Funeral homes today have a number of ways of notifying people in the community and beyond of the death. Speak to the funeral home about these options.

This location has proudly served the neighborhood with exceptional care for years and will help guide your family through funeral etiquette, individualize your tribute, funeral costs, directions to cemeteries, guestbook, online obituary creation, and telling your life story. When you are interested in preplanning your memorial, you can be sure your legacy will be safeguarded and that you can easily have peace of mind.

Situated in Houlton, Maine and 2.5 miles from down-town Houlton, this business is within Aroostook County and serves the surrounding neighborhoods of: Linneus, Littleton, Hodgdon, Ludlow, Hammond, Houlton, Amity, North Amity, Cary Plt, Merrill, Hersey, Moro Plt, Crystal, and Dyer Brook.

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