Obituary of Tennie A. Young
Tennie A. (Bowman) Young Ideman, 79, of Hebron, CT and Port St. Lucie, FL, beloved wife of Karl E. Ideman, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown CT.
Born in Hartford, Tennie was the oldest child of the late Kenneth and Antoinette (Tomassi) Bowman. She graduated from RHAM High School and worked in the Insurance industry for most of her professional career starting at the Travelers. She retired from Liberty Mutual as a highly respected Customer Service Agent in 2006. Although she enjoyed her career, her true devotion was to her family. First to parents and brothers, then to her children and grandchildren. She lived her life to the fullest and touched so many people personally and professionally. Her passion for cooking was a form of art and a means to connect to the ones she loved. Those who knew her will remember her not only for her unique name but her smile, her laughter, her spice of life, and the ability to connect to anyone. Travel was always on the agenda and with her beloved husband she had found the perfect partner to explore all the wonders of the world. She loved to read, paint, and garden, especially her herbs. She was a strong matriarch to her family and through her ability to listen, share wisdom, and a perfectly timed look, she created an example we can all look to. Tennie described a significant part of her purpose in life as helping others who could not adequately help themselves. She was a fighter, who never gave up despite apparently insurmountable odds and beat them time and time again.
Tennie has reunited, in heaven, with her family members that has predeceased her including: her parents Kenneth and Antoinette Bowman, her brother Kenneth Bowman, and her daughter Tracey A. Callahan.
Tennie is survived by her husband Karl E. Ideman, her brother and his spouse Tom and Elaine Bowman. She will be deeply missed by her children and their spouses, Kevin and Becky Young, Matthew and Asha Young, Eric Ideman, Alyson and Jeff Bohenko; and her eight grandchildren, Sean Callahan, Noah and Jonathan Young, Brayden, Madison, and Rylie Young, Ryan and Tyler Bohenko.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 12, 2023 at 12:30 pm at Mulryan Funeral Home, 725 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury. Friends and family may call on Friday morning from 11:00 am until the time of the memorial service at the funeral home. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to https://hibiscuschildrenscenter.org/, and https://hfhscommunity.org/donate/. For online condolences, please visit www.mulryanfh.com.