William Dean Bowers
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Alan Spoonhunter Gym in Big Pine for William Dean Bowers. A potluck luncheon will follow.
Born July 30, 1952 in Bishop, “Buddy,” as he was known by most, died Jan. 19, 2011. He was 58.
Buddy was raised in Los Angeles and had his share of health problems over the years, becoming blind last year. He is resting in peace now.
The family said they would like to give Roseanne Moose and the Big Pine Tribe special thanks for all their help and support.
He was preceded in death by his dad, Albert G. Bowers; nephew, Ruben Gutierrez; aunts, Barbara and Lenora Bowers; uncle, Clifford Bowers; and grandmother, Daisy Watson Bowers.
He is survived by his sisters, Elaine Bowers and Janet Gutierrez of Big Pine; mother, Eleanor Hamphill of Independence; nieces, Amber Spratt of Big Pine and Ramona Amado of Bishop; nephews, Albert Bowers of Vancouver, Wash. and Raymond and Robert Gutierrez of Big Pine; numerous aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends and relatives in the Owens Valley.