Our dear and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend Duane Bale Bowles, 82 years old, passed away on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.
Born on November 25, 1938 to Arthur Lloyd and Leah Alice Lovell in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was the 7th of 9 children. Duane married his sweetheart Jennie DeLora Russell on April 11, 1958 in the Salt Lake Temple.
He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved his Savior and served faithfully in two bishoprics and many other church callings.
He truly loved his family and he loved spending time with them. We could always count on him supporting his grandchildren in their activities, which meant the world to each one of them. He loved camping, bowling, and square dancing, but his true love was spending as much time as possible with the love of his life of almost 63 years. In his finals days and as he was passing he was asking for her, making sure she was by his side. He truly loved and served her, making sure she was taken care of. He taught us by his amazing example of how to love and treat our spouses.
Duane was a jack-of-all trades and could fix anything, oftentimes it involved using a roll of duct tape. For 40 years he worked as an assembly engineer making large sump pumps. He was hard working and taught his children and grandchildren the value of hard work. But he also taught them the importance of having fun. He loved to be silly and make you laugh. His favorite thing was teasing his grandkids. We loved his goofy comments and funny ways. He was an easy going fun-loving big-hearted man. He was a peacemaker. He loved animals and was often “sneaking” food for the dogs from the dinner table.
Duane is survived by his loving wife DeLora; 5 children, Allen (Cheryl) Bowles, Debbie Feragen, Cathy Esparza, Bryan (Jayme) Bowles, and Jason (Jennifer) Bowles; 17 grandchildren, 10 ½ great-grandchildren; 2 siblings LaDean Brown and Denice Winn; and is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins; all who loved and adored him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Ronald Bowles, Allen Bowles, Leon Bowles, Glenn Bowles, Delbert Bowles, and Thomas Bowles.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. and at the Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123.
Prior to the funeral a viewing will be held from 12:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, indoor services are limited to 50 participants at a time and masks are required. We also invite you to join us virtually. Please view instructions below.
The family would like to extend their love and appreciation to those who cared for him at Davis Hospital and Medical Center as well as those at the Rocky Mountain Care Center.
In lieu of flowers, to help with the funeral and care expenses, donations can be made at America First Credit Union in Duane’s name account #9119561 or through Venmo account at www.venmo.com/duanebowles
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