Whitney Richard Bowman
1976 - 2018
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In Loving Memory
Southlake, Texas-Whitney Richard Bowman, 41, died early Friday morning, April 20, in Grapevine's Baylor hospital after suffering a sudden cardiac event. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Brittanie Baldwin Bowman, and his six children: Eliza (17), Zack (16), Carter (13), Audrey (11), Stella (5) and Claire (5). He is also survived by his parents, Richard T. Bowman and Shellie W. Bowman, his brother, Richard W. Bowman (Lauren Martino) and his two sisters, Allison Ord (Andrew R.) and Brooke Urry (Nathan D.). He was preceded in death by his son Jacob Baldwin Bowman.
Whitney was born August 20, 1976 in Ogden, Utah and raised in Kaysville, Utah; Los Angeles, California; Boston, Massachusetts; Houston and Plano, Texas. He graduated from Plano Senior High School in 1994 where he played varsity baseball and then attended Brigham Young University on a baseball scholarship. Whitney met his wife his senior year of high school when her family moved to Plano for one year. From 1995 to 1997 he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kiev, Ukraine. He and Brittanie were married one year later in the Salt Lake City temple. After receiving a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 2006, he worked for Bain Capital for five years, before moving to Texas in 2011.
For the last five years as a Partner at Gauge Capital, he was instrumental in the creation and growth of the firm. Whitney always held himself and others to high standards, but did so with a warmth that made him both loved and respected by his colleagues. He had an unusual ability to form enduring relationships that enriched all those he touched.
While Whitney maintained meaningful relationships with many, he always placed the greatest importance on his relationship with his family. Whitney and Brittanie made marriage look seamless, born of their love for and devotion to one another. Whitney's first concern was for Britt and her happiness. He helped in so many ways. There was nothing Whitney loved more than taking his family on a fun vacation, playing with them, watching them play sports, or sitting together on the couch just to hang out with them. He taught his children to always work hard, do their best, and be their best. He taught them compassion for others and was a champion of the underdog. Not only did he teach his children these standards, he upheld these standards himself. Whitney can have no regrets as a husband or father.
He was tender-hearted, quick-witted, analytical, and always had the right words to characterize any given situation. Whitney made any gathering fun. His extraordinary perception coupled with masterful articulation made for keen and very funny observations. He made people feel comfortable and valued and was sincerely interested in them and their lives. He had not an ounce of ill-will in his soul. Whitney took time to help those around him define and reach their goals, because he appreciated all that others had done for him and wanted to do the same for others.
Whitney had deep faith without being self-righteous and strong convictions without being judgmental. He served willingly and diligently in his church callings, which included Bishopric, Young Men's President, and most recently as the Elders' Quorum President. He loved working with the youth and has had a lasting impact on many.
From his first breath, he was extraordinarily inquisitive with a vision of the possibilities in life for himself and his family, and a willingness to do the work necessary to make those possibilities a reality. He made everyone around him better. His impact on his community, family, and friends was immeasurable and he will be dearly missed.
The visitation service will be held Thursday, April 26th from 7-9pm and a brief viewing will be held Friday April 27th from 11:30am-12:30pm for those traveling from out-of-town and unable to attend Thursday night, followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00pm. All services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 500 West McDonwell School Road, Colleyville Texas. A burial service will be held on Monday, April 30, at 11:00am at 500 East Crestwood Road, Kaysville, Utah.
Consistent with Whitney's love for the youth and his concern for the well-being of the underdog, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Operation Underground, dedicated to the rescue of children from sex trafficking. For donations please visit https://www.yourrescue.org/with/Remembering-Whitney-Bowman.
For those interested, please visit the Facebook page, "Remembering Whitney Bowman."

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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune on Apr. 22, 2018.
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May 6, 2018
We were so sad to hear of Whitney's passing. My son, Robert, played baseball with him in Little League and my husband, Frank, coached him. Robert and Whitney were great friends and sorry we lost contact. He was a great kid, and we knew he would grow up to be a great man. Everyone loved him dearly! God only takes the best! Whitney will forever be in our hearts. Love and prayers for the family. I will try to find some pictures and send them. Loretta and Frank Dieudonne
Loretta Dieudonne
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April 27, 2018
Please accept our sincere condolences in the loss of Whitney. We never met Whitney. But my husband and I have worked with and known his father Richard for many years. Richard was always most proud of his family. His kids and grandkids. No words can express the loss that the family feels. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord. May perpetual light shine upon Whitney. May he Rest In Peace. Amen. May God console his beloved wife and children. May God console his parents. May God console his siblings, friends and all whom he touched. May the Angels of the Lord welcome Whitney home to heaven. In Jesus name. Amen
Patrick. Cherie, Erin Roughneen
April 25, 2018
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Manesh Chandwani
April 24, 2018
So sorry for the loss of a good man and the pain of his wonderful family. Families are forever.
Phil and Elizabeth Mancil
April 24, 2018
We remember all those mornings that my girls and Whitney with his sister waited at the bus stop at Charles River Park when he was just a child. We remember all the play dates that my girls had with Whitney, Allison and Richie. We were so sad when your family moved away. Then it was wonderful when Whitney moved back as an adult with a family of his own and we could get to know him all over again. It is such a sad loss to lose him again; this time for a much longer time. We will see Whitney someday. I am sure the Lord has work for him to do. Our deepest sympathies go to his family. Whitney will be sorely missed.
Jeanne and Randy Gaz
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April 24, 2018
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April 23, 2018
Richard This is Donna CLem. A month ago my husband and I moved to Gulfport Mississippi where we have built a home and plan to retire Ila Called me and gave me the terrible news. I am so so sorry for your loss, for your whole family's loss. I will pray that God Will give you and your family the strength to get through this Again my deepest heartfelt condolences
Donna & Frank Clem
April 22, 2018
Whitney's passing is truly a loss for not only family and friends, but for the world in general. From the time he was a child in Primary, Whitney showed respect and concern for others. He was a cheerful, kind and fun-loving person. Our hearts go out to you. Pam and Tom Eagar
Pam Eagar
April 22, 2018
Our whole familys sorrow is profound and will be lasting. Our consolation is that we knew Whitney and his extended family, and that we are certain he will be re-united with them and that we will see him again, as well. Rest In Peace good friend. Jim & Barbara Smith
Jim Smith
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April 22, 2018
Condolences from the Sivers Family. Whitney will be missed. God Bless,Mark and Carmen
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