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flyfisher
09-16-2022, 02:43 PM
Gentlemen,

I’d ask that you raise a glass in honor of father.

He lost his fight with pancreatic cancer this morning.



He was a Great Father that was Married to one woman for 50 years.
A Vietnam Veteran that served his country honorably, and retired as a senior Non-commissioned officer in the US Army.
As a father he spent the most important thing a father can spend on your child - Time.
When I was growing up we spent all of our spare time hunting, fishing or shooting.


Shooting - Dad was a NM state skeet shooting champion. Dad volunteered as the manager of the Holloman AFB skeet range for decades. Through his efforts my Mom became the ladies NM skeet shooting champion, and I made it to the National skeet shooting team. In addition, Dad exposed and coached hundreds of people to skeet shooting. Dad was inducted into the NM skeet shooting hall of fame due to his accomplishments as a competitor, and his contributions to the sport.


Hunting - When I was growing up in NM, we rarely at store bought meat. We ate mostly wild game and fish. September was dove season. Those poor little dove didn’t stand a chance against the Bowen clan. The fall was spent chasing quail and the occasional trip to KS for pheasants behind Dads beloved pointers. The Bowen clan hunted every big game animal in NM except Mountain Lions and bears. I guess were a little wimpy not wanting to mess with the big teeth and sharp claw critters.


Fishing - Dad had a quadruple heart bypass surgery after his heart attack. 1 year after his heart surgery to the day, he was in Mexico fighting a Marlin. His other fishing adventures included catching sturgeon, salmon, lake trout, and pike in Alaska, Canada, and Mexico.


He was a good man that lived a full life.

Paul Groth
09-16-2022, 02:59 PM
I am truly sorry to hear about your loss! From the sound of it, he lived a full life full of adventures and unforgettable experiences. It is the only and best way to live life. We will raise our glasses to him here at Suarez.

Cacti Rat
09-16-2022, 03:02 PM
Gentlemen,

Id ask that you raise a glass in honor of father.

He lost his fight with pancreatic cancer this morning.

Fishing - Dad had a quadruple heart bypass surgery after his heart attack. 1 year after his heart surgery to the day, he was in Mexico fighting a Marlin.

A life well lived to the very end is to be celebrated.

Cheers!

macho mouse
09-16-2022, 03:32 PM
I am truly sorry for your loss but I rejoice in the knowledge of your relationship with him.

God is truly good.

Greg Nichols
09-16-2022, 03:48 PM
Cheers!

cockedlocked01
09-16-2022, 03:52 PM
Sorry for your loss. Cheers!!

Papa
09-16-2022, 03:54 PM
Skoal!

steve_k
09-16-2022, 04:15 PM
Will crack open a cold one shortly in his honor after I pull the burgers off the grill!

Sam Spade
09-16-2022, 04:52 PM
He was a good man that lived a full life

An epitaph that should be sought out. Cheers!

Ragsbo
09-16-2022, 05:26 PM
Best way to honor him will be to be like him

Travlin
09-16-2022, 05:27 PM
Cheers!

I hope to be remembered half as well.

Inspector539
09-16-2022, 06:11 PM
Bottoms Up!!

Jon Payne
09-16-2022, 06:18 PM
Cheers!


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USN-PO2
09-16-2022, 09:41 PM
Condolences

CaptShack
09-17-2022, 12:18 AM
As we say in the Fighter pilot community for a fellow warrior, "Throw a nickel on the grass!"

Johnny C!
09-17-2022, 02:59 AM
A life well lived, indeed.

And he passed it on to you like
I am doing for my son.

We're taking the Boy Scout troop
to a very prestigious trap & skeet
range today. My raising of the glass
will be me busting of a few clays today,
and I'll be thinking of you & your dad.

Thanks for sharing your story. God
Bless & Godspeed.

SEANSTRAIT
09-17-2022, 04:39 AM
Cheers and may he RIP

LawDog
09-17-2022, 05:24 AM
Everybody dies. Not everybody really lives. That sounds like a life well lived.

Rogue Tom
09-17-2022, 10:11 AM
Glass rasied and prayers sent to you and your family. Your Dad sounded like a great father and man. He sure made a postive mark in the world.

Forklift
09-17-2022, 10:58 AM
Sorry for your loss, Cheers!

varetfed
09-17-2022, 11:05 AM
Glass up to your father. My prayers send to you and your family. One is certainly blessed to have a good and wonderful father.

paknheat
09-17-2022, 08:17 PM
My condolences to you & your family on the loss of your father.

He sounds like he was one hell of a man.


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JimD
09-18-2022, 05:35 AM
Condolences and prayers for you and your family. My dad had his 81st birthday on 9/15, not looking forward to how hard that day will be when he moves on.