Alfred Stephen "Steve" Fowler
A six year Navy Vietnam Veteran, Steve finally lost his very long, constant battle with cancer that had finally taken over his body. Steve retired in September, 1980, after eleven years with the Santa Rosa and San Diego Police Departments. He is predeceased by his father, Alfred E. and mother Alma Irene (Brainard) Fowler, Shipley. He will be missed terribly by his wife, friend, and lover of 45 years, Marie, residing in Blue Eye, MO. Missed also by daughter Leah Fowler of Santa Rosa, CA and son Erik (Kim) Fowler of Petaluma, CA. He leaves four grandchildren: Kyrsten and Stephen Martinez, and Alyssa and Colby Fowler. Survived by his siblings: Susan Cooper, Denver, CO; Judy Shields, Topeka, KA; Patricia (Larry) Lewis, Trego, WI; William Fowler, Topeka, KA; Dallas (Linda) Fowler of Hutchinson, KA; Jeff Fowler, Topeka, KA; and Mary Anne (Steve) Vite, Denver, CO. He also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. He loved his work as a Police Officer and missed it constantly when he retired on disability. He was an avid fly fisherman who loved using his boats fishing and swimming with Marie on Table Rock Lake. They also enjoyed many travels over the years to many different lakes in many different states whenever possible. His other passion was his garden, which he took a lot of pride in, especially his tomatoes.
Published by Press Democrat from Aug. 28 to Aug. 31, 2009.
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Over the past two weeks, as I have run into Dad's old friends, colleagues and as I have stayed in touch with family, it has presented much comfort to hear of all the wonderful memeories and to learn that my father was in service on levels that I had not even known. He was a good Dad to my brother and I, a good husband to my Mother, an esteemed colleague to those he worked with and most importantly, he was a great friend to all that knew him. I got to be with my Dad and spend quality time with hiim as he was reaching the end of his life, and I found it a priveledge to do so. My dad's charachter was that of strength and honesty, and even though the pain was taking over his body, he would'nt let it break his spirit. I got to spend that time with him laughing, crying, cooking his favorite foods,sharing memories, and just holding his hand. As I gave him a final goodbye, and kissed his forehead, there was still a feeling of safety as he took my hand, just like so many times before as a little girl growing up.It was in that moment, he stood in the light of grace, integrity as his guide, looked me in the eye, and whispered the words I love you. I know that as I travel the rest of my journey without my father, he will forever live in my heart, and as I stop to share a memory, I will not forget to share the words that I am proud to be Steve Fowler's daughter...I love you Pops...Leah
Leah Fowler
September 3, 2009
Marie and Family: Steve is at rest now. His pain is over. He was a good man and a excellent police officer.

Rod Sverko
August 30, 2009
Marie ,Leah, Eric, and children,
My deepest sympathy to you at your time of loss.What a wonderful example your beloved Husband and Father have been to you and others. May you rest knowing his love will always go on. and find joy sharing and laughing about your memories of your beloved.
Love Koree Chambers
August 28, 2009
I will always love and miss you, Grandpa. You will always be in my thoughts.

I love you
Kyrsten Martinez
August 28, 2009
Dad,
Thank you for teaching me to be the man I am today. I will always love you and remember you in ways that nobody else will.
Your son.
Erik
August 28, 2009
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