Gregory Eugene STOWERS
1960 - 2013
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STOWERS, Gregory

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Gregory (Greg) Eugene Stowers died peacefully in his home while surrounded by his family on October 18, 2013, after his whole-hearted fight with glioblastoma. Being born and raised in Austin, attending Brentwood Elementary, Lamar Jr. High, McCallum High School, Austin Community College, and retiring in 2012 as a Sergeant with the Austin Police Department were many of his proud milestones as a life-long Austinite. Family and Friends will remember him as a provider, protector, dear friend, and most-loving husband and father.

He was proud to have experienced the birth of his three sons and provide guidance as they continued to grow and gain independence. He served the City of Austin for 20 outstanding service years and supported organizations throughout the community. He was a great challenge for many in his passion for basketball and enjoyed time on the water, boating and skiing.

He is survived by his best friend, true love and wife, Yvette Marie (Wohlers) Stowers, three sons, Matthew, Andrew, Nathan, and three step-daughters, Emalie, Juliana, and Gabriela.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 26, 2013 in the Memorial Chapel at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville, Texas.

An urn placement with police honors will follow the memorial service in the Hill Country Garden of Cook-Walden/Capital Parks.

Memorial contributions may be made in Gregory's name to the Salvation Army or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Please visit Gregory's memorial page at www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com.



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Published in Austin American-Statesman from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2013.
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November 18, 2014
Greg was a good friend and always made me laugh. Peace to him and his family. We miss you brother.
Rogelio Sanchez
November 5, 2013
Greg and I went from Brentwood to McCallum together, just heard of his passing. I'm not sure what to express to ease your grief, only that I remember Greg as one hell of a nice guy. May he rest in peace and we'll have one heck of a reunion in Heaven!
Rick (Ricky) Lloyd
October 28, 2013
Yvette, you and your family are in our prayers. Sorry to hear about Greg. I know your strong faith as you and I have discussed on several occassions. May God Bless! David A. Stancik and Janis K. Stancik and Family
October 28, 2013
Wishing the Stowers family strength and peace. Greg always had a twinkle in his eye and a big smile.
Angie Wilhelm Stabeno
October 27, 2013
My thoughts and sympathies go out to the family. Greg and I worked a long time together , he was my Charlie rookie, always with a smile and a story. He was a funny guy.REST IN peace Greg, I will miss you.
Barbara Moore (Smithville )
Barbara Moore
October 26, 2013
Condolences to the Stower family. I was one of the many that worked with Greg at APD. He always had a smile on his face. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. May God be with you.
Patricia Anderson
October 26, 2013
Condolences to the Stowers family for your loss. I was friends with his brother Steve.
Don Wilks
October 25, 2013
My condolences to his family, he will be truly missed. He was a great guy during our high school years always full of fun loved that purple station waqon.
Jay Peebles
October 25, 2013
Rest in peace...brother
Ray Brown
October 25, 2013
He was such a great son. His Dad was so proud of him and he loved him very much! I know he will be waiting for him with open arms.

Geneva
October 25, 2013
CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY SORRY FOR UR LOSS.KNEW GREG FROM MCCALLUM CLASS '77
DANNY JOHNSON
October 25, 2013
I will always remember Greg's smile, the way he made us laugh and his mischievous ways. He was a good friend and I will miss him.
David Lundstedt
October 25, 2013
Greg was always smiling and friendly. He really loved helping the citizens of Austin and his coworkers at APD. He will be missed.
Larry Biegert
October 25, 2013
Greg,
Thank you for your constant smile,your jokes,and for making the rest of us look bad on the dance floor. I cant find the words to say just how much your friendship meant to me, so let me just say thanks for the memories! Love ya bud! God bless you and your family!
Terry Lawrence
October 24, 2013
In the short time I got to know Greg. He was an entertaining, outgoing, upbeat person. Always had a smile on his face. Seemed to look for the best in situations. Every time I rode out with the Adam 300's (Gregs shift). He would tell the guys in showup funny stories from back in the day. It was my true pleasure to have the opportunity to be able to meet such a great man. I will never forget him. My thoughts and prayers are with Greg's family and friends. God speed Greg!!!
Daniel Wilson
October 24, 2013
My deepest sympathies to the Stowers family. Playing tennis EVERY evening at Brentwood & playing baseball IN the street with Mr.Stowers' flower pots as 3rd base are a few things that come to my mind. You are with your dad & Jesus now. Rest in Peace, Greg.
Vicki Weber
October 24, 2013
I am saddened to hear of Greg's passing. Stowers came through the APD Academy while I was an instructor. I hardly ever said Stowers without Socha. I remember a traffic stop role play problem and the smile he gave me when I said it was okay to extracte the driver from the car and that sometimes we can toss verbal judo. Stowers had that quick smile and even quicker wit. I just want to say that I truely enjoyed those 6 1/2 months with Stowers. My prayer go out to his family.
Joyce Casey
October 24, 2013
Greg was one of the boys at the Cowan's house. He was my dear friend. We had so much fun together during high school. Like most we all went our separate ways after high school to start careers, families etc.. but you never lose that bond of someone you went all thru school with and share so many memories. I will now cherish my memories of Greg, He will be dearly missed. Blessings to you Yvette and your family, you will certainly be in my prayers.
October 23, 2013
Greg was a cool guy, my sympathies to the family.
KEN JAMES
October 23, 2013
His smile.....I will always remember that along with his sweet spirit and kind heart! A lot of us share a bond growing up together from elementary through high school that not all people can have or experience. I will cherish the memory of him walking me home from Brentwood with my books on top of his head. I am blessed to have been a part of his life. Rest in peace my friend!
Jody Ray
October 23, 2013
I lived next to the Stowers family on Payne Avenue prior to them moving a few blocks away back in the early 60's. My sympathies to the Stowers family.
Randy Scheer
October 23, 2013
To the family of Greg Stowers,
I knew Greg from high school, and I am so sorry for your loss! Y'all are in my prayers!
Brenda Roberson (Hodges)
October 23, 2013
Knowing Greg at Lamar & McCallum I can still picture him running around wearing his visor making everyone laugh and smile. He was truely a friend to all. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Stowers family.
Mike Lefteau
October 23, 2013
I remember when we were in high school, Greg could always make me laugh and I remember that he had some pretty cool dance moves. He was always smiling. My deepest sympathy to all of Greg's family.
Debbie Rhoades Blankenship
October 23, 2013
Yvette, my sincerest condolences to you and your family.
Stephanie Shreiner
October 23, 2013
Farewell to a good friend and fellow brother in blue. I'll miss Greg's great humor. My condolences to his family; peace and comfort to you all.
Rogelio Sanchez
October 23, 2013
Yvette, my sicerest sympathy to you, your girls and Greg's sons. May God wrap his loving arms around you in the days ahead, cherish the memories you all shared. Prayers being sent to all of you.
Sylvia Sharp
October 23, 2013
Greg was such a sweet guy in high school, so friendly. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My deepest sympathy to his family. God bless Greg and his family.
Andrea Oates
October 23, 2013
Yvette, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I really enjoyed the pictures and am sorry that I never had the chance to meet Greg. I know that you cherished every day together ... May those memories give you strength and joy in the coming days.
Anne Annis
October 22, 2013
I remember Greg always having a smile on his face and a kind heart. Greg was the one who'd make us laugh when we'd hang out at Patty's swimming pool in the summers and was Mrs. Cowan's favorite "stepson". May you smile and laugh with the best of them Greg, and may the Stowers family have peace knowing that Greg is in the hands of his maker.
Susan Carfer Balagia
October 22, 2013
I reget that I only know Greg from McCallum High School. He always had a smile on his face and therefore continuously blessed me and made me smile!! I am confident that he continued to bless others! My prayers are with his family and loved ones.
Richard Reinhardt
October 22, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the Stowers family. I remember him as a cute kid, a fun loving high schooler and in later years, a highly respected police officer. Rest in Peace Greg.
Kerri Naumann Butler
October 22, 2013
I met Greg the first day of class in 1965 at Brentwood Elementary School, the Witter family wishes to extend their sympathies to the Stowers family in their time of need. I'll always remember Greg for his "can do attitude".

God Speed Greg Stowers!

Keith Witter
October 22, 2013
Keith Witter
October 22, 2013
Yvette, I am so sorry to hear of Greg's passing. I pray that his memory provides a special blessing of comfort and peace during such a difficult time.
Melissa Nance
October 22, 2013
Greg was a great classmate and one of those rare individuals attending Brentwood/Lamar/McCallum. Quick wit and smile. You will be greatly missed. God speed. Ken Capps, Dallas, Tx (Mac Class of 1978)
October 22, 2013
Greg was always a sweet person - always kind and thoughtful. He always treated me with respect when others didn't. I'll always remember his laugher all thru the years at Brentwood, Lamar and McCallum. Greg has a sweet spirit and one day I know we will meet again, big hugs to you my friend....I will miss you dearly.
Kathy Shooter Hurta
October 22, 2013
Yvette, Sending you your family my love and prayers. May your faith and the memories of his life bring you all comfort during this time.
LaDonna Wernli
October 22, 2013
Yvette, so sorry to learn of your loss of Greg. I know he brought you so much happiness. May the Lord be with you and give you strength, hope & happiness in the coming days. I also extend my sympathy to Greg's family for faith, hope and guidance.
Pat Backen
October 22, 2013
Yvette,
I'm sorry to hear of your loss but so thankful that you both had time together although not nearly enough. Those memories will be there to uplift you in the hard times and give you a smile in the quiet times. God bless.
Debbie Higgins
October 21, 2013
Many memories I have of Greg for the years we dated in high school. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers of healing and comfort to his family.
Pam Perry-Wallace
October 21, 2013
Reflecting on your ever-present smile and sweet, gentle spirit during our high school years. You were a cherished friend to many and will not be forgotten. To the family...may your memories of Greg bring you peace and comfort.
Cindy Fiero
October 21, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Greg Stowers. We were classmates at McCallum High School and I remember his smile. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. May God bless and comfort you.
Janet Hejl Williams
October 21, 2013
I am sorry to hear about the passing of Greg, my childhood school mate. May his memory live on through his family and friends.
Kip Cosson
October 21, 2013
Deepest sympathy to Greg Stowers' family and friends. May God bless and comfort you. Jana Monroe
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