Basil Bowman Obituary

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Basil Bowman

December 17, 1919 - June 10, 2014
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Basil Bowman, of Westminster, CO, passed away June 10, 2014, at age 94. Born December 17, 1919, in Indiana. Graduate of Eminence HS and Purdue University. Taught Vocational Agriculture. Served as an officer in the US Navy in the Pacific Front, in 22 combat engagements. Married Virginia May Rees in August 1945, after a whirlwind wartime courtship. Six children. Joined Ralston Purina in 1951, as district salesman. Moved through ranks into management, over 33+ year career, retiring in 1985 to Arizona and Colorado. Affectionately known as Sweet Basil. Survived by children: Sharon, Karen (Michael), Don, Roger (Linda), Ray, and grandchildren...
Basil Bowman, of Westminster, CO, passed away June 10, 2014, at age 94. Born December 17, 1919, in Indiana. Graduate of Eminence HS and Purdue University. Taught Vocational Agriculture. Served as an officer in the US Navy in the Pacific Front, in 22 combat engagements. Married Virginia May Rees in August 1945, after a whirlwind wartime courtship. Six children. Joined Ralston Purina in 1951, as district salesman. Moved through ranks into management, over 33+ year career, retiring in 1985 to Arizona and Colorado. Affectionately known as Sweet Basil. Survived by children: Sharon, Karen (Michael), Don, Roger (Linda), Ray, and grandchildren Eric (Amy), Shawna (Steve), Justicia, Darin (Amanda), Rob (Mindy), Rachel (Justin), T.C, Sarah, Brooke (Kevin); 11 great grandchildren; sisters Beulah Kirk and Martha Ann (Frank) McClure and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Raymon and Ella (Grounds) Bowman; wife Virginia; step-daughter Judy Bagnall; great-granddaughter Haley Ferrarini, and brother James Bowman. Memorial service on Saturday, June 14, 2014, 2:00 p.m., at Covenant Village, Smith Fellowship Hall, 9153 Yarrow Street, Westminster, CO 80021. In lieu of flowers donations to Covenant Village of Colorado Benevolent Care Fund.

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