Henry F. Hank' Bowling

henry f. bowling

February 1, 1933 ~ August 11, 2014

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Henry F. 'Hank' Bowling, 81, passed away Aug. 11, 2014. Survived by his wife of 59 years, Joy Ann Bowling; daughters, Kim (John) Butkovich and Lori Watts; grandchildren, John (Cassandra Adame) Butkovich, Joe Butkovich, Brittany Watts and Nicole (Joel) VanAcker; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Jayla, Michael and Brick Butkovich, all of Pueblo; and sisters, Eloise Hibbard and Joyce Davidson, both of Manchester, Ky. Preceded in death by his son-in-law, Warren Watts and four brothers. Hank was born Feb. 1, 1933, to Chester and Sophia Bowling in Urban, Ky. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Hank and Joy were married on July 9, 1955, in Raton, N.M. He retired from the Board of Water Works as a heavy equipment operator. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and a member of Eagles Aerie #145. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Pastor Darron Wilson officiating. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. My dear Lori I was so saddened to see the obit of your dear father. I got to know him and your mom from the donut shops they frequented with Jim and Myrna. Your dad was such a friendly person. I always enjoyed chatting with them. I want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Again I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. Kim, Lori and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. You have all been through so much the last few months and now he is in a better place.
    Andie Becco Eggering

  3. Joy, Kim, Lori and family, losing Hank will leave a BIG VOID in al our lives. God be with each and everyone!
    Bill & Sharon Nielson

  4. There are no words that can ease the aching in your hearts or make the pain go away. So please just know that I will pray for God to comfort you and to keep those memories alive to make each day bearable! God bless and keep His loving arms around each of you during this extremely difficult time! Melody

  5. Joy, I am so glad I was able to visit with you and Hank in the hospital this past January, after hearing of Hanks passing. Hank was such a good honest dear friend. I will always have him in my heart forever. He will be sadly missed but not forgotten. Hank was always there to give anyone a helping hand. Hank always helped me in Leadville when were repairing the Pueblo Water Boards equipment or whatever the need. Hank could show you how to really catch fish, have fun and a real sense of humor. Joy and Hank were a real special couple….. Gerald Leffler

  6. Joy, so sorry to hear about Hank. He was and still will be loved by so many. Thinking of you. Judy Van Acker

  7. Joy, Kim, Lori friends & family – Very sorry to hear of your loss. My dad James “Buddy” Parmenter worked with Hank at the Pueblo Water Works also as a heavy equipment operator for many years and he always thought well of Hank. They had fished and hunted together many times over the years too.
    I remember our family dinners growing up and Hank always with a big smile on his face. He had a great sense of humor and was a very nice man. So glad I got to see him again when we were in Pueblo last year. Wishing everyone peace and love in you wonderful memories of him.

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