Patrick Paul Bowe, 67, of Boise Idaho, died unexpectedly on May 2, 2023, in Mesa, AZ.
Pat was born on February 9, 1956 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, to Doris (Kramschuster) and Orville Bowe. He was one of six children. Pat was raised on the Bluetop Dairy Farm in Tilden, Wisconsin. Pat was an athlete in high school lettering in football, basketball, and baseball.
In 1974, after high school, Pat joined the United States Air Force and served as a Real Estate Cost Management Analysis Specialist until 1978, obtaining the rank of Sergeant, E-4. While in the military, Pat met and married Marsha (Christiansen) on September 9, 1977 and lived in Tacoma, Washington. Pat and Marsha had a wonderful son, Michael Paul Bowe. After the Air Force, Pat worked for Gensco HVAC for 43 years in sales and managing distribution centers in Spokane, Washington and Boise, Idaho before retiring in 2021.
Pat lost his loving wife, Marsha, in 2020. In 2021, Pat was fortunate to meet Maureen “Moe” McCann and together spent their retirement traveling and hiking across the country. Pat had a life time passion for trail and marathon running. He ran, hiked and volunteered with the Boise YMCA Striders for more than 25 years.
Pat is survived by his son Michael Bowe (Brandy Johnston and step children Keyara and Bryan) of Nampa, ID, his girlfriend Maureen McCann of Boise, ID, and his sisters and brothers including Debbie (Caesar) Gonzaga of Middleton, WI, Greg (Carol) Bowe of Eau Claire, WI, Deonne (Jeff) Balsiger of Jim Falls, WI, Denise (Eric) Stolp of Altoona, WI, and Scott (Jackie) Bowe of Woodruff, WI. Pat was preceded in death by his wife, Marsha, and parents, Orville and Doris.
From running, biking, and hiking in life to flying with the angels – Godspeed Pat!
A memorial service will be held on Friday June 9th at 11:00 AM at Bowman Funeral Home in Boise, ID. The service will be followed by Military Honors at Idaho State Veterans Cemetery in Boise, at 1:00 PM where Pat will be interned. A reception for Pat will follow at 3275 Dalton Lane in Boise (on Google maps, 3220 Dalton Lane).
In lieu of flowers, please donate in Pat’s name to the Boise Trail system, “Ridge to Rivers”, where Pat loved to run and hike. https://web2.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/idboisewt.wsc/donation.html Click on the Ridge to Rivers Trails box.
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