Lloyd Daniel Bowman was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on August 31, 1935 to parents Joel and Nancy (Beckner) Bowman. Dad passed away peacefully and went home to glory on July 6, 2018 at the age of 82.
Dad grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina where he attended Clemmons School. Dad had a lot of fond memories growing up and loved recounting stories about dirt track stock car racing, coon hunting, fishing at the coast, going to the country store with his buddies and his job driving truck for a local gravel company. Dad married Marianne Jamison on September 29, 1954 in Quinter, Kansas. After completing his C.O. service at Larned, Kansas in 1957 they moved to Modesto, California. That same year Dad was baptized on April 16 into the Old German Baptist Church. Dad’s jobs included truck driving, working at the Hershey plant, and then a long career of 45 years at Overholtzer Church Furniture. Dad took a genuine interest in all the people he interacted with, both socially and professionally, developing many long-lasting friendships. In their later years Dad and Mom enjoyed their trips to Apple Hill and Watsonville making apple butter and sharing his collection of apple peelers. They were married 63 years and blessed with 3 children.
In September of 1998, Mom contracted Viral Encephalitis and for 19 years until Moms passing Dad faithfully and lovingly cared for her. In February of 2017 Dad was diagnosed with Vasculitis which he never recovered from.
Dad is survived by his 3 children and their spouses, Brenda and Steve Brubaker, Dan and Diane Bowman, and John and Kathy Bowman. 5 grandchildren, Travis and wife Shanda Brubaker, Megan and husband Dusty Balsbaugh , Kyra, Cosette and Claire Bowman, 4 great- grandchildren, Isabelle and Caleb Brubaker and Brooke and Luke Balsbaugh.
Dad is survived by his sister Ruby Jamison and brother Les Bowman, sisters in law Annie Bowman and Betty Lou Garber and brother and sister in laws Larry and Bonnie Jamison.