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Charles Ray Bowers

November 11, 1930 September 20, 2019
Charles Ray Bowers
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Obituary for Charles Ray Bowers

Charles "Ray" Bowers, 88, a longtime resident of the Gales Creek community, died, Friday evening, September 20, 2019, at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland.

CHARLES RAY BOWERS was born November 11, 1930 in Salem, Oregon, the son of the late
John Bowers and Mary Ellen (Schrum) Bowers. He was raised and received his education in the Salem community.

He served one enlistment in the United States Army, during the Korean conflict, until he received his honorable discharge.

Ray was united in marriage to Therona Arlene Macklin on January 27, 1956 in Salem, Oregon. Following their marriage, the moved to the Gales Creek community, where he resided since.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Therona, on August 16, 2016, after celebrating over sixty years of marriage together.

Ray worked as an equipment operator for the Oregon State Forestry in Forest Grove, for thirty-six years, until he retired at the age of fifty-five years old.
Among his special interests, he enjoyed gardening, bird watching, and nature in general.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Bowers, his brother, Jack Bowers and his sister, Margie Stubbs.

Survivors include his son, Theron Bowers, of Forest Grove, Oregon and his two daughters and a son-in-law, Raelyn “Ghenae” Bowers, of North Plains, Oregon and Kharen and B Cagle, of Cornelius, Oregon.

Also surviving are his four grandchildren and their spouses, Christopher Bowers, of Hillsboro, Oregon; Brandon Bowers, of Aloha, Oregon; Sara and Travis Crubaugh, of McMinnville, Oregon and Tasha and Mark Esmont, of Newberg, Oregon; his eight great-grandchildren, Mathias Bowers, Emma Crubaugh, and triplets, Brian, Morgan and Corbin Crubaugh, Eden Esmont and Wyatt Esmont and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests that remembrances may be contributions to the Audubon Society of Portland, 5151 N.W. Cornell Road, Portland, Oregon 97210, in his memory.

Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives in Hillsboro is entrusted with the arrangements.

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Gales Creek Cemetery

7675 SW Soda Springs Road
Gales Creek, Oregon 97117

Gales Creek Cemetery
7675 SW Soda Springs Road Gales Creek 97117 Oregon
United States

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