John Edward Gower

Obituary for 5/8/14 edition of the Sierra Star

May 6, 2014 

John Edward Gower, 76, died April 28, 2014. Mr. Gower was born August 12, 1937 in Memphis, Tennessee.

After serving in the U.S. Navy, he resided in Fresno with his first wife, Dorothy Ellis, moved to Los Angeles, and returned to the Oakhurst area 22 years later. He then worked for Imagination and Sierra Tel, living in Bass Lake for 20 years with his second wife, Carole.

Mr. Gower enjoyed tennis, golf, boating, poker and pinochle, with Jeeping in the mountains his favorite. He was a member of the Bass Lake Boat Club.

He is survived by Carole; his daughter Carlene, of El Dorado Hills; son Andre, of Burbank; stepchildren Linda Fox, of Arroyo Grande, Steven Meredith, of Vancouver, Washington; siblings, Linda VanderDussen, of Friant; Steven Overall, of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Tommye Clifton, Anderson, South Carolina; grandchildren Landon and Carter; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A private family service will be held.

Remembrances can be made to Hinds Hospice, 2490 West Shaw Avenue, Fresno, 93711.