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Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Chapel

407 Jerry Street, Castle Rock, CO

OBITUARY

Michael Martin Bowers

August 19, 1960November 11, 2019

Michael M. Bowers, age 59, passed away November 11, 2019 in Castle Rock, CO. He was born in Herkimer, NY, on August 19, 1960 to parents, Terence B. Bowers and Eleanor Price Kutulas, later divorced. Raised by his single mom, along with his siblings, Terry Bowers (deceased August 29, 2010), Sheila Castillo (Cris), Tim Bowers (Denise), Mike was a funny, loving son and brother. He loved sports and played baseball and football during his younger years in Herkimer. He was an avid NY Yankee fan all of his life. He graduated from Ilion High School, Ilion, NY, and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was employed with the County of Salt Lake as a heavy equipment operator for 20+ years. Due to an automobile accident in 2002, Mike suffered a traumatic brain injury. His mother, Eleanor, was his full time caregiver for over 17 years, until his health took a turn for the worse in March of 2019. He was then cared for by the wonderful staff at Brookside Inn and Compassus Hospice, as well as the medical staff of Castle Rock Adventist Hospital. We will forever be grateful for their kind and loving hearts. Mike leaves behind his mom, sister, and brother, along with son, Michael Bowers, (Bethany) CA; daughter, Ashley Williams (Jake) WY; daughter, Blair Snyder, (Justin) WY; and son, Chris Gaskill (Angela) UT; 15 beautiful grandchildren, and numerous wonderful nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in his honor at 6:00 pm Friday, November 22, 2019 at The Connection Church of the Nazarene, 1300 Park Street, Castle Rock, CO 80109. Funeral Home services by Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson, Castle Rock, CO.

“Bless your hearts.” - Michael Bowers

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, November 22, 2019

Memories

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Kelly Coffin

November 18, 2019

I have so many fun memories of Mike, he always made me laugh! Rest In Peace, cousin❤️ Sending thoughts and prayers to all!

Kristin Fariel

November 18, 2019

The kids! My favorite memory of childhood is when the kids would come over on weekends. Terry, Mike, Sheila and Tim. But all of us combined, ended up being 8 siblings! Bridget was not yet born in this photo, but she combined the two families together. She was Mike's sister, and I was a step, but I felt like a blood sibling to all of the Bowers kids. I loved Mike, as I loved all of the Bowers. xo...and I will never forget.

Bridget Haworth

November 18, 2019

Bridget (Bowers) Haworth

November 18, 2019

My memories of my brother Mike are limited. as I moved away from him when I was just four years old.
My summer visits to NY in my youth included visits with him at Aunt Kathy’s. Playing Cards were often involved.
My love for my brother is no more or less than anyone’s. It just is. Love.

Maureen Bowers

November 17, 2019

All my memories of Mike include his big beautiful smile and warm heart. Although one time when we thought Timmy had run away and all went looking- that day he showed much concern. He was blessed to have great family to care for and love him throughout the good times and his illness. He lives now as an angel to you all.

Mike Bowers

November 17, 2019

I have a flood of memories in my brain from my dad. I won’t share all of them other than the one that stands out the most. It was a chill Saturday morning in my early teens and you made me watch a movie called “the breakfast club” (amazing movie) and you wouldn’t stop talking to the point I missed the whole thing. Of course I watched it again later that night but I’ll never forget how much I needed your interruption at that time. You reminded me of the character that portrayed Bender, and to this day I always pictured you as him. You will always be a thought in the back of my mind that can’t be erased. I’m sorry we missed so many years together, but I love you from the bottom of my heart. I always have and always will!

Mike Scialdo

November 16, 2019

To the Bowers family: So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you all RIP Mike. Mike Scialdo

Bob Hatigan

November 16, 2019

Coached Mike in Little League in Herkimer. He was a fun loving terrific young man,Great baseball knowledge ,fun loving. Thought of him many times over the years.
My deepest condolences to you all.

Laurie Davis Ruggerio

November 15, 2019

We went to Herkimer High School and Mike was such a great guy. Always a smile on his face and very caring person. He will truly be missed by everyone. I’m so sorry for the family’s’ loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all🙏

Sheila Castillo

November 15, 2019

Mike was funny and sweet. He was always singing and making up stories. He told everyone that he played for the Yankees, because that was a dream of his before he was brain injured. When he was a boy, he had one heck of an arm as pitcher & short stop. I never missed a game of his- he was awesome! I will miss his millions of questions, funny laugh, silly songs, and Eskimo kisses, and so much more. There was so much to love about Mike, and I will forever be grateful to God for being his sister. He surely blessed my heart.

FROM THE FAMILY