Bowerman

Ray Bowerman 

Raymond Smith Bowerman, (aka "Smithy"), passed away July 2, 2022, at the age of 90.

Ray was born in Leedy, OK, in 1932, and graduated with a B.S. from NMSU. He served in the Navy as a radioman during the Korean War and went on to become an electrical engineer, retiring from Hughes Aircraft and EG&G. Ray loved photography and established the photo club at Del Webb in Elk Grove. He was deeply involved in the AA community and touched many lives.

Survivors: wife, Jane Bowerman; daughters, Helena (Phillip) Freilich and Karen (Mike) Gargiulo; grandchildren, Benjamin and Justina Freilich and Antonio and Sophia Gargiulo; great-granddaughter, Oaklee Freilich; wife's children, Christopher Perkins, Paige Thomas, Ashley Leightner, Elizabeth Mains; their children, Lauren and Bradley, Chelsy and Lindsay, Colton; and the Bell, Schaefer, Kocontes, and Harrison families.

A Celebration of Life will be held July 23 from 1-3 p.m. at the Herberger Family Funeral Chapel, 9101 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove. Should friends desire, memorial donations can be made to their charity of choice.

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Covello Street Kid

My heart goes out to my earliest childhood friends,daughters of Raymond, Karen and Helena . Your dad was so patient with the Covello Street kids! All our sleepovers and early morning breakfasts! I loved reading of all his lifetime successes , what an adventure he had! Im so happy you got to have him for so long, what a treasure you’ll now hold in your hearts. Much love, Kristen Musialek

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