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Kenneth Lowell Bowers

March 24, 1917 - February 4, 2013

Kenneth Lowell Bowers, our precious Father, Grandfather, Great-grandfather and friend quietly slipped from this life to the next on February 4th, 2013. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our father was the only child born to parents over 40 in Tacoma, Washington on March 24, 1917 … a miracle child! He became a man of faith who lived his faith. We never heard him say a negative word about anyone. His glass was always half full. Though his family struggled greatly through the depression, he focused on lessons learned rather than hard times suffered. He was humble, genuine, kind and gentle always, a consummate teacher who taught quietly through his example.Dad was accepted by Harvard, but chose instead to attend Central Washington Teachers College in order to help his aging parents who lived in Ellensburg close to the college campus. To pay his way through college, he played his treasured trumpet in dance bands. He earned an education degree and began teaching. Dad was also the First Christian Church choir director. Margaret Barrow, a beautiful young woman with a lovely soprano voice in the choir, caught his eye. Dad’s teaching career was interrupted by WWII where he served as a Link training instructor. On a weekend furlough, he and Mom-the-soprano got married. They would later have three children. Dad built our first home in Ellensburg with his own two hands.After the war, Dad went on to earn a PhD in Audio Visual Admin. from NYU. He was a man with many interests who wanted to experience as much as possible. Dad’s work with the Foreign Service took him and the family to Chile for several years. His expertise in administration landed him with UT in Austin, TX and San Diego County Schools, and his love for the classroom took us to West Chester, PA and Edmonton, Alberta until he retired. After mom’s death in 2005, Dad came to Utah to be close to family. It has been our privilege and our honor to spend the past eight years in his presence, soaking-up his positive influence. We know he is now in the presence of his Savior Jesus Christ enjoying restored vision and perfect hearing, dancing with the angels and playing his trumpet with renewed energy.Ken was preceded in death by his wife Alice Margaret, and his parents Clara and John Bowers.He is survived by his children, Kenneth (Shanna), Lynn (Ned), and Barbara (Mike). Also six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.Our heartfelt appreciation goes to the staff at Mt. Ridge Assisted Living, Dr. Castro’s team at the VA Clinic in Ogden, McKay Dee ER and 5th floor Hospital, and Low Vision Clinic Medical Center in SLC who all treated our father as if he were their own. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.A service celebrating Dad’s life will be held at the Washington Heights Church, 1770 E. 6200 S., Ogden, on Thursday, Feb. 7th at 11:00 a.m. in room 600.Please send the family your condolences and a memory at www.leavittsmortuary.com

 

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Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013

Time: 11:00 am -

Washington Heights Church

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1770 E 6200 S, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: March 24, 1917
Died: February 4, 2013

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