This website is dedicated to Patrick Marsham Bowling born January 18, 1941 in Washington D.C. To Timberline Four Seasons Resort he will always be with us, although he is sadly no longer here in this life.
“He is up there watching down on us,” says his widow and life partner, the mother of his children—two girls, Kim Wendi and a son Mark – and also his greatest love, his wife, Judy.
November would have been their 49th wedding anniversary.
“The whole family and all of his friends down here miss him something fierce every single day. We’ve been through holidays and birthdays, and we miss him walking in. I hear about it every single day. It’s very hard,” she says.
Pat, as he was known did not have classified security clearance at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Lexington Park, MD, but you would never have known it.
“He came and went as he pleased and caused havoc everywhere he went,” recalls Judy. “We’ve had a lot of good laughs about that. He was always very upbeat. People liked having him around.”
In fact, at his overflowing memorial service in May of 2012, no one was able to name a location on the base that was off limits to Pat Bowling.
“Someone at Timberline started calling him “General” and it kind of stuck. He flatly denied it, but it still stuck. He was in the D.C. Air National Guard when he was 18 or 19 but his real work was in the mortgage business. It just gave him a lot of pleasure to be on that base with all those planes and with all the service men and women,” she said.
“His legacy is a lot of things and I guess some of the things he’s done for the sailors and marines with the ski trips he’s organized, working to make it affordable for them, the pep rallies, the Pax Rivers Weekends at Timberline.”
Pat Bowling’s legacy will continue with his wife Judy who will be helping new Timberline homeowners, Jim and Brandy Moran, to continue Pat’s tradition of making skiing possible for service men and women.
“The sailors and the marines will be coming up for three days for skiing and a lot of these kids have never even been around snow,” explains Judy. “They have always had so much fun doing it, and Pat was very proud of that. They get to bring their families to ski for the Pax River Weekends.
These initiatives started through Pat’s work with the Patuxant River Navy League. “We were involved in it for at least 10 or 12 years give or take,” said Judy.
One of the big events Pat was particularly proud of was held at their own home in St. Mary’s City, MD. “It was an Oyster Scald,” says Judy but they called an ‘off site training for the United States Marines Corps’ stationed at Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
“Pat figured that out so everyone could get off duty. 2012 was our 10th year of doing it here at the house.”
Timberline Four Seasons Resort both mourns and salutes you Pat Bowling. You are an important part of our past, present and future.