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Robert Grant Bowen 12/12/1922 ~ 8/21/2011 Robert Grant Bowen, age 88, passed away peacefully on August 21st, 2011 surrounded by his family after a long battle with Parkinson's.Bob was born December 12th, 1922 to Clyde and Laura Bowen of Malad City, Idaho. On April 2nd 1942, Bob married his sweetheart, Ruth Anderson and they were sealed in the Salt Lake temple on Oct. 6th, 1965. Robert knew the value of hard work and applied it in everything he did. He was called to active duty in l942 and later fought in World War II in the Battle of the Bulge. Education was very important to Bob; he graduated with honors from Utah State. He was a teacher and administrator for 34 years where he was the student body advisor at Davis High school and then later became assistant principal at Viewmont High School. Bob had a great love for the students that he worked with and they loved him in return. He believed in giving them second chances and spent countless hours helping them reach their potential. Bob had many loves including sports, BYU, spending time with friends, making sherbet ice cream, and for many years until he passed away, taking care of the sand traps at the Bountiful Ridge golf course. Family was the core of Bob's focus and he provided a constant and powerful example of service which will endure. He will be remembered as a person who exemplified the pure love of Christ in all he did. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; twin daughters, Karen Alvey (Ron) and Sharon Blackburn, sons; Robert Jr. (Dixie), and Charles Scott: two sisters, Kathalee Nelson and Helen Harris, and two brothers; LaVar Bowen and George Bowen, 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister and two grandchildren. The family wishes to express appreciation to Lakeview hospital staff, Community nursing service, and the Administrative catering service for the care they rendered to Bob and our family. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 26th at 11:00 a.m. at the Bountiful 39th Ward chapel, 600 East 1500 South. Friends and family may call Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Russon Mortuary and Friday from 9:30 to 10:45 at the church. Interment at Bountiful City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate for Parkinson's research.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Aug. 24 to Aug. 25, 2011
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