AMerican Veteran 11


Ronald Carl Bowden

1943 - 2021

Locust Grove


Ronald Carl Bowden, 78, of Locust Grove, passed from this life on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He was born on February 15, 1943 in Des Moines, Iowa; the son of Frank and Haroldine (Rupe) Pelcman. Ronald grew up in Iowa and at the age of 17, he joined the United States Marine Corps. He faithfully served our country working on AC-130 and A-4 Skyhawk aircraft, and was a proud Vietnam Veteran. After serving, Ronald earned his associate degree and worked as a Hydraulic...

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March 13, 2021 9:12 PM

I am so saddened to hear of Rons passing. I worked with him in California at Hydraulics co. He would always show up in the morning singing bits of old western songs with a smile. Great man will be missed. I know he was very lost with the loss of his beloved wife. God bless them both as they now hold one another in the heavens.

B. Kathryn Blizzard

March 7, 2021 9:47 AM

Dear family:. So terribly sorry for your loss!   In the short time we knew Ron we became friends and enjoyed our time with him.  We enjoyed hearing his experiences of  life in the Navy and afterwards.  Darell and I both loved him and will miss our dear neighbor.  God bless you all!

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