Stephen Lourens Bowman

November 8, 1964 - November 14, 2008

Stephen Lourens Bowman age, 44 of Fairview, Texas passed away on November 14, 2008. He was born on November 8, 1964 ,in Chihuahua, Mexico to Maurice Dwight Bowman, and Petronella Beuk. On August 21, 1992 he married Amy Trent in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is survived by wife, and children, Lauren, Michael, Hanna and Benjamin; parents, Maurice and Petronella Bowman of Mexico; brothers, Maurice Bowman of Bountiful, Utah, Gary Bowman of Snowflake, Arizona, Jonni Bowman of Kanab, Utah, Robert Bowman of Orem, Utah, and M. Troy Bowman of Woodscross, Utah; sisters, Patricia Taylor of El Paso, Texas, Terry Bybee and Judy Bowman, both of Salt Lake City, Utah. Steve was a joy from the minute he was born. He had a happy childhood while growing up in Mexico, riding horses and running about barefoot during the summers. His early love of piano music emerged before the age of eight when he begged to take lessons and then practiced diligently, even working ahead. Steve graduated as Valedictorian of his high school class at the Academia (JSA) in Colonia Juarez. He then served an 18-month mission for his church in Hermosillo, Mexico. Steve attended Brigham Young University in Provo, UT studying Spanish and International Relations and obtained his Juris Doctor from BYU Law School in April of 1992. Using his bilingual talents, Steve developed a corporate practice focusing on international law while employed at Haynes and Boone, LLP; Jenkins and Gilchrist, LLP; Dole Fresh Fruit International and most recently BLOCKBUSTER, Inc. With his sparkly blue eyes and infectious laugh, Steve was a friendly, agreeable and kind person. He loved to swim with and read out loud to his cherished children. Amy and Steve enjoyed playing piano duets together. He will be missed greatly and held with love in our hearts for always. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 17, 2008 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1324 W. Exchange in Allen, Texas, with Bishop Mike Fry officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8:00 p.m., on Sunday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

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Maurice, Nellie and Family, I just learned about Stephen's passing. I am so sorry. Your family holds a special place in my heart, and I hope and pray that comfort and peace will remain with you. Cari~nosamente, Amy Amy Whetten, August 3, 2011 Primero que todo quiero darle mi mas sentido pesame a toda la familia,que Dios les dé fuerza para seguir adelante y sigan el ejemplo que siempre dió Steve como buena persona que fué con todos sus conocidos, yo lo llevaré en mi corazón como buen amigo y nunca olvidaré los buenos momentos que pasé como su entrenador personal en el gym en Costa Rica,es una dura noticia ya que a la distancia siempre los he tenido presentes en mi mente. Los quiere su amigo Gilberto y Familia. Gilberto Oconitrillo Bolaños, December 23, 2008 My deepest condolences to the Bowman family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Laura Elena Artalejo-Jones, November 27, 2008 I had the pleasure of working with Don Steve some years ago in Dole Fresh Fruit. He was a great person, full of love and a smile that made work always easier. My thoughts and prayers are with all your family, hoping that God's love will help you recover your strenght. Ana Gabriela Hess, November 20, 2008 My deepest condolences to your family. I have fond memories of Steve and I was always impressed with his musical talents. I also remember what a good friend he was to my sister, Diane. My God comfort your family. Drew and Lisa and family. William Drew Wagner, November 19, 2008 Dear Amy and Children ... we have you all in our prayers. We loved don Steve very much ... he will be missed. He was such a wonderful man. Please accept my deepest condolences. Sonia Prada Dole Fresh Fruit International San Jose, Costa Rica Sonia Prada, November 19, 2008 Amy, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We absolutely adore your family. Please know that you and your children are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you! The Gertge Family Kristie Melissa Gertge, November 18, 2008 Dear Amy and children---Maurice & Nelle, We learned to love you and appreciate your wonderful singing voice, Amy & Steve at the piano. You performed twice for the annual Christmas party for the Temple workers in Costa Rica. How we were all in awe of your gifts that you shared so willingly in such a beautiful way. The Spirit was so strong as you both had everyone in awe. The Lord must have something very important for Steve to do to call him home when you need him there with you. We know you have faith in that. We love you & your family. Love, Gary and Lorie Lunt Lorie and Gary Lunt, November 18, 2008 Dear Amy and Bowman Family, Please accept our condolences on this day. Steve was a kind an gentle person and we have only good memories of him. It is specially sad that he departs so young and still full of promise to his family and specially his children. One cannot alter God's designs but accept them in hope that one will see our departed loved ones in the other life which awaits us all. Our warmest embrace to you. Armando & Liliana Armando and Liliana Larragán, November 18, 2008 Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope your strong faith and the love of family and friends help you through this difficult time. When you need someone to talk to or help you or your children, I'm close and I'd like to help. Sharon Sharon Lee Feldt, November 18, 2008 "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die." (John 11:25-26) My heart goes out to you and your family, as well as Stephen. You're all in my prayers and thoughts. Jason Gagnon Albany, NY D2 Member Jason Gagnon, November 18, 2008 The service today was beautiful. What a great husband, father, son, brother he was to all of you. I know you will miss him deeply. Jodi Bammert-Mueller, November 18, 2008 My deepest condolences to the Bowman family for Steve's passing. Only our faith carries us forward at times like this when a young and vital person is taken from us. It is unexplainable except in our trust that God does have a plan for all of us that makes sense. Jerry B. Gerald Kemp Brunelle, November 18, 2008 I have many fond memories of Steve growing up in Mexico. He was always happy and a lot of fun to be around. I have truly enjoyed the time I have been able to spend with him recently chatting on line. He has made a tremendous contribution to this world and has been a light as explained in Matt 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Steve your legacy will shine forth. Amy may the lord Bless you and your children with comfort and support during this difficult time. Uncle Maurice and Aunt Nellie we love you and are praying for you all. With Love. Derek Derek Bowman, November 17, 2008 Amy I am so sorry for your loss. I believe the Lord's is gathering some of his most power spirits like Steve to help his forces in the spirit world combat the growing evil in the world. Demar and Nathalie Bowman, November 17, 2008 Our hearts reach out to you at this sorrowful time. We will treasure the memories of Steve as a growing young person, and the talents your family has shared when you visited Dublan. God bless you with comfort and peace. Gerhard and Carol Schill, November 17, 2008 Dear Amy, Lauren, Michael, Hanna & Benji and family members: My family and I are so sorry for the passing away of our beloved don Steve! We have you all in our prayers and ask for God's peace and love during this sad and uncomprensible time of loss. We were blessed to have don Steve and you in our lives. We will always hold him close to our hearts. We know he will be an angel watching over and taking care of all of you here in earth. Please let us know how we can help you from here. Amy - if you need to talk, call me any time, my numbers are: (506) 2287-2161, home (506) 2280-9644, cell phone: (506) 8367-4473. We love you, Flora & Family Flora Cecilia Chavarria, November 17, 2008 Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the children. Richard & Xiomara Harrah, November 17, 2008 Stephen and I served together in Hermosillo (MMH), the best mission in the world. I was his district leader while he was touring the mission using his awesome musical talents to bring people to Christ. I will always remember his infectious smile and laugh. He left quite an impression on all who knew him. I'm saddened to learn of his passing. May the Lord look after his family during this difficult time. Siempre Firme Elder Bowman! Todd F Scott, November 17, 2008 Dear Amy, I am one of your husband's many cousins (the same age as his sister, Tricia). My wife and I were so sad to hear that your husband passed away so early and so unexpectedly. I remember Steve as a little boy playing happily where ever he was and with anyone who would play. He loved life. Please accept our sincere condolences. Art and Carolee Brothers Park City, Utah Art Brothers, November 17, 2008 My love and heartfelt condolences to Amy, his children, parents and siblings. What a privilege it is to know Steve. He made a difference for good in this world. Mary Ann Wagner Crabtree, November 17, 2008 Steve.... I will never forget the beautiful and inspiring man that I was blessed to know. Warm cinammon rolls for the kids every saturday morning, then spend pool-time-play-time; breathtaking piano sylloquies, long, languid showers, Butterfly Gardens and La Paz Waterf falls.. Bonfire on the beach, sleeiping in the bed and breakfast (Hi, Sheila!). Riding the 60 ft yacht together... snorkling with eack other, diving below the waves... Un Fuerte Abrazo, AM Darin Kent Adams, November 17, 2008 Amy and Children, We have such fond memories of our time together in Costa Rica. We loved getting to know Steve and your family there. We are extremely saddened to hear of his passing. We wish we were closer and could be some assistance (we are now living in New Delhi, India). You will be in our prayers. With love, the Blackburns. Kathryn and Phillip Blackburn, November 16, 2008 Our thoughts and prayers are with you Amy and children. May the Lord bestow upon you his choicest blessings, once of which will be to remember Stephen. We first met Stephen when we presided over the Hermosillo Mexico Mission. He was an invaluable missionary. He did so much for the Lord. He was so willing to share his talents and testimony. We know you will miss him, but may the Lord comfort you with the knowledge that you are an eternal family. He will always be yours and you will be his. With love always and forever, Richard & Jean Turley Richard & Jean Turley, November 16, 2008 Although I hadn't even officially met Brother Bowman, I enjoyed watching and listening to him bear his testimony because of his huge smile. Yes, he will be missed by many, I'm sure. My heart goes out to you, and your family, Amy, because I was in your position 6 months ago. Let Heavenly Father comfort your heart and trust that you will get through what needs to be done, and then take time to heal. We are here for you, if you let us be. Mary S Edwards, November 15, 2008 Dear Amy, I'm so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With sympathy, Cathe Becker Cathe Becker, November 15, 2008