Judyanne Bowling reunited with her family after 66 years of searching

September 5, 2012

Adelaidenow, September 5, 2012

IT’S taken 66 years and a lot of internet searching, but Judyanne Bowling has been reunited with her family.

Ms Bowling, 70, left South Australia as a four-year-old when her mother died.

“I was taken away by my father and he remarried. The family have been gorgeous to me,” Ms Bowling said.

However, she had always had a sense of something missing.

Daughter Bettina and Ms Bowling’s half-sister Colleen McDonald were quietly working on a reunion.

In SA, her cousin Gill Mercer was also searching for the family. Bettina said that it was a website called geni.com that had brought them together.

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