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Mervin R Bowers

Nephi, Juab County, Utah, USA
Death 17 Jun 2008 (aged 90)
Sparks, Washoe County, Nevada, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 27762296 · View Source
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Mervin Bowers of Sparks, NV, passed away at home on the morning of June 17, 2008, surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 2, 1917 in Nephi, UT to Ether and Marietta (Pay) Bowers, and had resided in the Reno/Sparks area since 1944, coming from Nephi.

Mervin was a proud veteran who served his country for an extended period of time. During WWII he rose to the rank of Master Sergeant with the Army's 53rd Infantry.

Following the war he went to work for the Southern Pacific Railroad for 13 years as an electrician. His service to his country continued with a 25 year career with the Nevada Air National Guard, from which he retired, where the Senior Master Sergeant worked as an aircraft electrician. Among the medals and commendations he received were the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea), and the Air Force Good Conduct Medal. Mervin's sense of dedication was no more apparent than with his family, which meant everything to him. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and cheering on the Oakland Raiders. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Elks Lodge 297.

Mervin was preceded in death by his siblings, Wallace, James "Jim" and Marie.

He is survived by Gertrude Bowers, his beloved wife of nearly 64 years; son, Jack Bowers (Terry); daughters, Carolyn Reynolds (Howard) and Lesley Bunch (Max); brother, Deloss "Doc" Bowers (Dora); grandchildren, Michelle, Jennifer, Rick, Melissa and William; great-grandchildren, Cheyenne, Clay, Kristen, Caitlyn and Kamron; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service to celebrate Mervin's life will be held at O'Brien-Rogers and Crosby Funeral Home in Reno, NV. Military honors will be rendered by the Nevada Air National Guard.


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  • Added: 23 Jun 2008
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mervin R Bowers (2 Oct 1917–17 Jun 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27762296, ; Maintained by Janice Prichard (contributor 46984070) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.