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Eugene Sanders Bowers
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Birth: Jun. 27, 1925
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Nov. 27, 2009
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Eugene Sanders Bowers, 84, husband, father, builder, and faithful servant of the Lord passed away on November 27, 2009 with his sweetheart at his side.

He was born June 27, 1925 in Salt Lake City, UT to Frank Bradley and Winifred Sanders Bowers.

He attended Emerson grade school, Roosevelt Jr. High, East High School, University of Utah, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1948, where he was on the national championship light weight football team. He served seven years in the Navy in the Pacific Islands and is a veteran of the Korean War.

Gene was general manager and owner of Bowers Building and Construction Co. and built several schools, the Army Reserve Center, Pacific National Life, several banks, Deseret Gym and about 100 LDS churches in the western United States. He was on the Board of Directors of the AGC (Associated General Contractors).

Gene met his wife, Gloria Schwantes, in New York City. His sister, Wynne, one of her roommates, was the cupid that brought them together. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on February 4, 1952 by Elder Harold B. Lee.

He was active in the LDS Church all his life and held many positions in church including two Bishoprics, High Council, Stake YM Superintendent. He honored his priesthood and had a firm testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He leaves a legacy of service and devotion to duty.

He was an avid sports fan and participant. Gene enjoyed making and flying model airplanes with his children, photography- developing and printing pictures in his darkroom. Also enjoyed being with family and friends in the Big Cottonwood cabin. He generously gave to employees in need. At Christmas time, he gave turkeys and chocolates to employees and relatives. He had a great sense of humor and was a top-notch emcee at many functions.

Gene is survived by his caring and devoted wife, Gloria, children, Matt (Cyndi) Bowers, Mike (Carolyn) Bowers, Lisa (Jim) Nielsen, Denise (Marvin) Rider, Russell (Shari) Bowers, twenty-one grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, one sister, Nancy Florian. Preceded in death by his parents, sister Winnifred, brothers Bradley and Richard.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 in the Garden Park Ward Chapel, 1152 Yale Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah. Friends may call at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday one hour prior to the services at the Church.
Interment will be in the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
Published in the Deseret News from November 29 to November 30, 2009. 
Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Nov 29, 2009
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Eugene Sanders Bowers
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Eugene Sanders Bowers
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 Added: Nov. 29, 2009

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