Bowers, Milton Alan (March 14, 1936 - October 5, 2004)

Milton Alan Bowers

Douglas Budget - October 13, 2004

A memorial service for Milton Alan Bowers, 68, was held Oct. 8 at Congregational United Church of Christ in Douglas, with Pastor Ginny Maslo officiating.

Cremation has taken place.

Mr. Bowers died Oct. 5, 2004, at Central Wyoming Hospice Home in Casper.

He was born on March 14, 1936, in Marseilles, Ill., to Dewey and Clara (Gumm) Bowers. He grew up on the family farm outside of Marseilles.

After graduating from high school, he served four years in the U.S. Marine Corp. After he was honorably discharged, he returned to Marseilles and began his own family life. In 1979, he and his family moved to Douglas after spending many summer vacations in Wyoming.

He enjoyed life to the fullest by sharing time with his family and friends. He liked spending time outdoors and traveling. Mr. Bowers was never at a loss for a new adventure or learning something new. It was important for him to get everything done as soon as possible so there was more time to do something else. His life grew and touched many different families throughout his life. The Masonic Order played a major role in his life. His sense of humor, caring nature and presence will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Carolyn Bell; and stepdaughter Kelly Tobar.

Mr. Bowers is survived by his wife Marilyn Jo Bowers of Douglas; daughter Marla Bowers of St. Louis, Mo.; son Neil Bowers and wife of Columbia, Mo.; sister Marie Inskeep of Ottawa, Ill.; sister Marge Ellena and husband of Clinton Township, Mich.; stepdaughter Kolette Garnica and her daughter Makala of Casper; stepsons Kerry, Kris, Karlo and Kal Garnica; several step-grandchildren; several neices and nephews; and one grandson of St. Louis.

Memorials may be made to the Douglas Shrine Travel Fund, 119 N. 3rd St., Douglas 82633, or to Cryptic Mason Medical Research Foundation, P.O. Box 1489, Nashville, Ind. 47448.

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