John Thomas "Tommy" Bowen passed away November 27, 2013. Born September 30, 1916 to the union of Clyde C. Bowen and Elda May (Agard) Bowen. Mr. Bowen signed up for the Navy one day after Pearl Harbor was hit and served those years aboard the USS Saint Louis which was engaged in eight major actions and was hit by torpedoes two times and by kamikazes three times. After the war, he drove an 18-Wheeler for AG Grocers. In 1950 Tommy went to work at the Pueblo Army Depot until his retirement in 1974. He will be greatly missed by his family. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Alberta and Helen, and his loving wife of 56 years, Rachel Lee Bowen (nee Williams). Survived by his son Guy (Jeanie) Bowen, his daughter Elda Lee (Richard) Releford, grandchildren Craig (Shawnee) Releford, Laureen (John) Franklin, Greg (Ashley) Bowen, Derek (Heather) Bowen, great- grandchildren Nolan, Rylan and Adelyn. Also survived by his special companion Dorothy Wilcox and special friends Marsha and Tom Wilcox and family. Memorial Service at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 2, 2013 at Holt Family Funeral Home in Canon City, Colorado. Arrangements are under the care of Holt Family Funeral Home.
Published in The Canon City Daily Record on Dec. 2, 2013