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Sam ‘Bud’ Lee Gowen

Samuel “Bud” Lee Gowen, 90, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center, Piedmont. He was born in Piedmont, MO, April 12, 1932, to parents Samuel Benjamin and Elsie Fay (Smith) Gowen.

Bud was a loving husband and brother. He was married to Mary L. (Clark) Gowen. Bud was raised on Dry Creek. He worked for many years in fabrication. After retiring, he and his brother, Pete, started mowing lawns. He mowed lawns every day and never used a riding mower.

Bud enjoyed raising a garden a was very meticulous with his yard, planting flowers and shrubs precisely in place. Bud recently accepted Christ as his Savior. He enjoyed life and being with family. He never missed a family reunion.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers: Jim, Jerry, Bill, Arvel, and Pete Gowen; sisters: Mary Brinkley, and Ann Esterline. Bud is survived by his loving wife, Mary; brother: Albert Gowen and wife Fay of Salem; sister: Elsie Hampton of Farmington. Bud will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation was held at Friday, May 6, 2022, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont Chapel. Funeral service followed, also in the Piedmont Chapel. Pastor Richard Sanders ministered to the family. Burial was in Little Lake Cemetery, Patterson.

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  1. Anonymous on June 5, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    So sorry for your loss

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