Rodney Carl Bowers passed away July 6, 2019 at the age of 71. Services will be held Friday, July 12, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 925 N Harris, Mesa, AZ, followed by interment at Mountain View Cemetery. Rodney will be remembered for his quirky sense of humor, joy in music, and as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Rodney was born on July 29, 1947 to Carl Stanley and Thelma Elizabeth Bowers in Long Beach, CA. His family moved to Arizona in 1952 and he remained there for the rest of his life, save two years in England for his mission in 1966. He attended school in Eager, AZ and graduated from Round Valley High School in 1965. Though Rodney remained in Arizona, he always kept a bit of the beach in his heart and loved to listen to The Beach Boys.
In 1969 he met his wife Sandra Bowers and they married the following October, in 1970, at the Mesa, AZ Temple. Together they raised four children and would have been married 50 years this October. In his life he worked many years in construction and truck driving and it was his joy to provide for his family. Rodney was a lifelong member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints. He was a self-taught musician; playing piano, guitar and harmonica.
Rodney was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Carl Randall “Randy” Bowers; and siblings William Robert Bowers and Claudia Rose Bowers. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Bowers; his children, Christopher Bowers, Stephanie Bowers and Sharreldine Bowers; his sister, Jeanette Wiltbank; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Bowers, Hunter Bowers, Colin Bowers, Michael Bowers, Douglas Bigelow, and John Bigelow.