Jack W Bowen(1930 - 2018)

Jack W. Bowen, 88, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska.

He was born in Pyote, Texas on May 8, 1930 to Babe and Emmitt (Helm) Bowen. Jack married Willie Mae Faulk in 1946. He lived in Commanche, Oklahoma, Oildale, California, and then moved to Kenai, AK with Willie in 1966.

In 1968, Jack tested the discovery well at Prudhoe Bay while with Halliburton, where he later retired from after 40 years. Jack was a member of the Church of God in Soldotna, Alaska. Jack enjoyed boating, water skiing in his younger years, hunting, snowmachining, wood carving, and especially loved flying. Jack and Willie flew their private plane from Alaska to Florida 13 times. They started with a Tripacer, then a Cherokee 180 and a Beech Debonair.

Jack loved the Lord, his family, and his caregivers at Riverside Assisted Living.

He was preceded in death by his wife Willie of 61 years in 2007, and grandson Craig Bowen.

Jack is survived by his sons Mickey Bowen and his wife Sue of Kenai, AK, John Bowen of Kenai, AK; granddaughters Michele Olson and her husband Boyd of Palmer, AK, Erica Bowen of Soldotna, AK; grandson David Bowen of Nikiski, AK; great-grandsons Darby Bowen of Washington and Peyton and Logan Olson of Palmer, AK.

There will be a viewing at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018 at the Soldotna Church of God. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. and a reception will follow. Pastor Alan Humphries will be officiating. Jack will be laid to rest in the Kasilof Cemetery.

Funeral Home

Peninsula Memorial Chapel
5839 Kenai Spur Hwy. Kenai, AK 99611

Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Aug. 30, 2018