Oliver Arvid Bowman

July 27, 1939April 12, 2018

Bowman, Oliver, A “Ollie” (Age 78)

Oliver Arvid Bowman, peacefully passed away on April 12, 2018 in Spokane, WA. Ollie was born July 27, 1939 to Wilbur Bowman and Reba McCarver Bowman in Huntsville, Ark. At a young age the family moved to Whittier, CA. In 1948 the family moved to Wenatchee, WA where he attended all grades of schooling. In 1958, Ollie enlisted in the US Army and had tours of duty at Fairbanks, Alaska and overseas assignments in France, two tours in Vietnam and Darmstadt Germany. Ollie met and married Carol Carlton in 1961. They had two children, Lori and Joseph. After serving in the Army and retiring, the family moved to Spokane, WA. Carol passed away in August 2009. In 2010, Ollie called his high school sweetheart in Wenatchee, WA. Nancy Montoya Scratch. They hit it off and in October 2010, they married and returned to Spokane. Oliver was a member of the Masonic Lodge Concordia #249 in Millwood, WA. He was past Master, past District Deputy, Worthy Patron of Magnolia #194 OES and past Rainbow Dad. Oliver had one sister, Genevieve and on brother Loy. Ollie is survived by his wife Nancy and brother Loy. He is also survived by daughter Lori (Paul) Allen, son Joseph (Gerri) Bowman and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. At Oliver’s request there will be no funeral service held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his made to SCRAPS.


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Oliver Arvid Bowman