Julie Marie Bowen and Thomas Lorne Miles were married June 10

Saturday, July 6, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Julie Marie Bowen and Thomas Lorne Miles were married June 10 at a private ceremony officiated by Coletta Eichenberger.

Julie Marie Bowen, 44, works with animal welfare organizations in Staten Island, N.Y. She graduated from MU in 1991 and received a bachelor's degree in English. Julie was raised in Armstrong and attended school in Fayette.

She is the youngest daughter of Cynthia E. and Gene C. Bowen of Armstrong. Julie's mother runs her own company in Fayette. For many years, her father has been Howard County Surveyor in Fayette and is a civil engineer for a Columbia firm.

Thomas Lorne Miles, 43, is a software developer and data analyst in New York for Saint Joseph's Medical Center's social services arm. He graduated from Wesleyan University with a bachelor's degree in history in 1991 and received a master's degree from Columbia University in New York, where he was a doctoral candidate in history. His first book, entitled "Sahel," is due out from C. Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd. in 2014. Thomas was raised in and attended school in Columbia.

He is the son of C. Donald and Judith H. Miles of Columbia. His mother is professor emerita of Child Health-Genetics, at the MU School of Medicine. She continues to work as an adviser to the Thompson Center on Autism Research. His father is an MU professor emeritus of biological sciences and a recent member of the Columbia Regional Airport Board.

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