Lee R. Bowman, died at his home in Weed, California on May 4, 2009 at the age of 62.
He was an Air Force veteran who served during the Vietnam era from 1966 to 1970.
Lee grew up in Dearborn, Michigan and took his passion for outdoors west with stops in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Playa Del Ray, California before making Sonoma County and Healdsburg, California his home for 22 years.
He worked for the US Post Office for the majority of his time prior to retirement. He and the family all moved to Siskiyou County in 2003.
Lee particularly enjoyed watching his daughter Kayla perform in her vocal jazz group and spent a lot of time with his youngest daughter Kim, discovering and discussing all aspects of astronomy.
He loved sharing stories with his friends and family and was known by all as gregarious, carefree, independent combined with “old soul” patriotism. He proudly flew the flag daily with passion and pride.
He held a special affinity for trips to Death Valley where he vacationed almost annually with his best friend, Dave Suave over the past 25 years.
He was an avid fisherman in his younger years and enjoyed following all sports, particularly the Detroit area teams and the 49ers.
His loving daughters, Kayla and Kim; and their mother, Coral survive him. Siblings, Ray, Jeff and Steve; as well as numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.
His parents, Raymond and Dorothy Bowman preceded him in death.
A private ceremony was held at Lake Shastina, California. Memorial gatherings to celebrate Lee’s life will be held at a later date in Sonoma County, as well as Death Valley, California.
Lee will continue to be remembered through his “Life and Times” website at: http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/LeeRBowman.
Arrangements were made by Mt. Shasta Memorial Chapel.