Dennis Ray Bower(1947 - 2010)

Dennis Ray Bower May 1, 1947 - January 7, 2010 Dennis Ray Bower was born May 1, 1947 in Red Cloud, Nebraska and passed away January 7, 2010 in Bakersfield, CA, where he resided for 50 years. Dennis was a very loving and giving son, husband, father and papa. Those who knew him said he's a very dependable and loving man and loved his family very much. He was fast to help anyone and stand up for what he believed in. He has enjoyed racing all his life. Dennis and his dear friend Roger Stalnaker (Bud) have been building cars and drag racing together for over 15 years. Dennis was employed by Panama Buena Vista School District for the past 14 years. Dennis is survived by his parents, Lloyd and Dorothy Bower; his loving wife of 42 years Linda Bower; three children, daughter, Tammie and son-in-law Marty Ramirez; son, David Bower and daughter-in-law Shanda; and daughter, Christina and son-in-law Darrell Lightner; four grandchildren, Andrew and Robert Ramirez, Lindsey Rey Lightner and Emersyn Raye Bower; his sister, Kay and brother-in-law Butch Bowlin and several nephews and nieces. He will be very deeply missed by all his family, loved ones and many friends both at work and at the race track. Chapel services will be held Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Chapel, 2739 Panama Lane. Viewing is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12, 2010, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Greenlawn Mortuary

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Greenlawn Funeral Homes • Cremations • Cemeteries - Southwest
2739 Panama Lane Bakersfield, CA 93313
(661) 834-8820

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Jan. 12, 2010