Jimmy C. Bowden passed away at home on January 9, 2014. He was 79years old.|
Jimmy was born on January 19, 1934 in Harrisburg, Illinois. He married Delores Barneko on July 1, 1953. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last year.
Jimmy was a long time resident of Colorado Springs. He moved here after serving 10years in the Air Force. He later retired from Schlage Lock Co. He also worked for Hibbard's Department Store as the Vertical Transportation Engineer. More recently Jimmy was a Docent for the Peterson Air and Space Museum receiving Docent of the year and the distinguished Presidents Call To Service Award.
Jimmy was an avid reader and member of Mensa. He was admired by his grandchildren for knowing just about everything. He also loved music and telling a good joke. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Jimmy has three sons, Robert, Michael and Noel; and three daughters, Mary Bowden, Catherine Bowden and Deborah Harding; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A private family service is planned. In lieu of flowers please donate to:
Peterson Air and Space Museum; 150 E. ENT Avenue, Peterson AFB, CO 80914.
Published in The Gazette on Jan. 19, 2014