Hershell Orley Gower

February 19, 1943August 12, 2020

Hershell Gower, 77, passed away August 12, 2020 in Bullhead City, Arizona. He was born February 19, 1943 to Starline Bass and Hendrix Gower in San Diego, California.

He is survived by his wife, Shelly Meston; sons, Lloyd Gower and Shaun Gower; grandchildren, Amber Gower, Autumn Gower and Aden Gower; brother, Jim Gower. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Hershell proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1963-1968. He was a member of the American Legion since 2009 and was a proud veteran. He enjoyed volunteering his time and hanging out with his buddies. He also enjoyed watching Shelly fish, when she would drag him down to the river to do so. Hershell was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him.


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Michael Harrell

October 7, 2020

I remember growing up in San Diego with my cousins Hershell and Gary treating me more like a little brother than a cousin. When Hershell joined the Air Force he left San Diego as a boy and came back as man with a family. Seeing his transformation had a huge impact on me. I ended up joining the Air Force right out of high school, hoping it could instill in me the discipline and growth that I saw in Hershell. It was the best decision I ever made.

Although Hersh and I never stayed in very close contact there was always a warmth in my spirit when we would connect or when I would hear about how things were going in his life. I miss him dearly, and feel comfort in knowing that he was a strong contributor to our family tree. I regret not sharing with him how much of a very real impact he made on my young life.

Eric Wiebel

September 13, 2020

Hershell was a great man. I don't have a specific memory to sight , except that he was always consistently himself. I could rely on him if I ever needed anything. My family and I will miss him greatly.
When I met Hersh, he was my supervisor at Advanced Plumbing, he taught me a lot about plumbing, heating, air conditioning and life. We became good friends and liked to play darts and drink a couple beers together. I wish we could have more times together. I know he will be missed by his family, and my condolences go out to Shelly, Llyod, and Sean.

Gary Shepard

August 30, 2020

I have so many memories of growing up with my cousins in the San Diego area. The time we helped grandpa build the retaining wall in the front yard of their Lynn st home. Building the back room fire place. All the family gatherings and dinners. All lead to a close knit family that we all enjoyed.
Rest in peace Hersh

Steve Shepard

August 27, 2020

Hershell was the oldest of the 12 Grandchildren of Leroy and Nola Gower. The 12 of us grew up together in San Diego in the Baby Boomer years of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. We made lots of memories at our Grandparents home on Lynne Street in what was then called East San Diego. One of my favorite memories was when Hershell returned home from being in the Air Force in England. He came back to San Diego and introduced us all to his new wife Janet and their new baby Shaun Gower, the first Great Grandchild of Leroy and Nola Gower. Hershell will be long remembered.