Grandson of a Maryland governor of the same name, Oden Bowie was born, raised and lived his entire life on the family farm Fairview in the Prince George’s town of Bowie.  Under his stewardship, Fairview transitioned from a traditional tabacco farm to a sod farm. Like his forbearers, he bred and raced Thoroughbreds.   Mr. Bowie died October 23; he was 97.  Services will be held at Holy Trinity Church in Bowie on November 23, 2012. (Courtesy of the Baltimore Sun.)