Stacey Liam Bowen, 64, of Mashpee died July 17. Ms. Bowen had lived with mitochondrial myopathy, a neuromuscular disease, for the last 25 years. More recently, she had been diagnosed with advanced uterine cancer.
Born in Boston, she moved to Brewster at the age of 9. After graduating from Nauset Regional High School, she earned a degree in fire science in 1977 from Cape Cod Community College.
Ms. Bowen was a mooring officer and assistant harbormaster for the Town Of Barnstable from 1988 to 1995 before the increasing severity of her disease forced her retirement from that position.
An active member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary for more than 15 years, one of her proudest achievements was being one of the crew of the original restoration of the floating museum, Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat 36500, in 1982.
Her working career encompassed a variety of responsibilities, from managing one of the larger boarding and grooming kennels on the Cape to managing a greyhound brood kennel. Ms. Bowen had been a production manager for a multi-state company that specialized in manufacturing custom lattice room dividers and garden-size gazebos.
She owned and operated her own successful silver and gold jewelry business, Gems by Stacey, for nine years. She also taught American Sign Language at Cape Cod Community College and for the Nauset Adult Education program.
In her spare time Ms. Bowen became a certified SCUBA diver and an EMT.
A voracious reader, she was known as a news junkie and could hold her own in just about any subject matter.
Robert L. Thomas of Mashpee was considered to be Ms. Bowen’s “adopted dad.”
She was predeceased by her mother, Marguerite Y. Bowen; her father, William F. Kenney; and her stepfather, William F. Bowen.
Burial will be private, with a celebration of her life planned for a later date.