William 'Ansel' Gower passed away peacefully' his way' at home on January 28, 2019, four days shy of his 94th birthday. He was born in Farmington, New Mexico on January 31, 1925 and moved to Pueblo in 1938. Ansel was among the class leaders of Centennials class of 1943. He played basketball, was a cheerleader and Captain of ROTC. He was drafted into the Army after graduation. He was wounded in France, received a purple heart, and honorably discharged in 1946. He married his high school sweetheart in 1946 and attended the University of Colorado graduating with an engineering degree in 1949. Ansel began and ended his working career with Broderick and Gibbons (now Martin Marietta) for 43 years. He was active in many organizations, leading many and always sharing his opinion: Pueblo Country Club, Rotary Club, Colorado Contractors, Chamber of Commerce Judicial District Nomination Committee, Panel of Arbitrators, Republican Caucus and Investors Club. He was an avid golfer on weekends and most days during his retirement. He was involved and proud of his children and grandchildren. Family was his priority. He survived a ruptured aorta in 2006 so he could care for his wife full-time as her health demanded. While he had a gruff exterior and could be stubborn at times, he was the loving and loyal patriarch to his family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Marilyn (McCabe) Gower, his sister, Ruth Kumler, his parents Lela and Cliff Gower. He is survived by his loving children, Meg Hurley (Mike), Ann Pinkelman (Harvey), Bill Gower along with his grandchildren Sara Morton (Alex), Jesse Morton (Brittany), Tyson Hurley, Ben, Kaitlyn, Liam & Emma Pinkelman and his great grandchildren Hannah, Asher, Harley, Lilah, & Landon. He leaves behind his sisters-in-law, Martha Elliott & Linda McCabe, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins along with his 'girls' Nina & Tammy. Cremation has taken place with a private family service to be held. Celebration of life, 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2019, at Brues Alehouse, 120 Riverwalk Place. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Church of Ascension, 410 W 18th Street. Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. My sincere condolences for your loss.

    Please know that God understands how you feel and he deeply cares about you (1Peter 5:7), and fully understands what you’re going through. Especially the pain and grief we experience when someone we love falls asleep in death. God’s word encourages all to throw all of our anxiety on Him because he cares for you.
    You can trust him with your innermost feelings, Pray to Almighty God for comfort and he will sustain you.

    My deepest Sympathy.

  2. Bill, prayers for you and your family. Thinking about you. It is so hard when we lose our parents – no matter how old we are. Jack and Velma Dilja

  3. Please accept my condolences. May you find comfort in the fond memories of your loved one. The Bible also offers words of comfort during times of bereavement. 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 states “God will comfort us in all our trials.”

  4. Ann and Bill, and all of the Gower family.
    Your father’s (and mothers) passing, along with the passing of so many great parents that we were blessed with, brings back a flood of great memories of Pueblo and our youth. No longer kids (kinda), our parents past the torch to us and I’ve watch so many of our friends carry it forward. Your parents (our parents) should be proud.
    God’s timing is always perfect.

    From the kids you grew up with swimming and hanging out.

  5. Dear Bill, Meg, Ann and all the Gowers… I wish to extend all of our (the Putt Hills) family’s deepest condolences in these times and want you to know that each of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your parents, Ansel and Marilyn, will always remain as treasures in my heart…

  6. Sorry to hear this. I want to wish Bill & the rest of the Gower family the very best during this sad time. He was a good man.
    Coach Tom Brockman

  7. Words cannot express the sadness I feel in hearing that the world has lost an amazing man. “Mr. Gower” was a wonderful neighbor and I have such fond memories of waking up on Christmas day to a giant sheet filled with presents for all of my siblings and me. God bless and comfort the Gower family! He was more than a neighbor to us!

  8. Words cannot express the sadness I feel in hearing that the world has lost an amazing man. “Mr. Gower” was a wonderful neighbor and I have such fond memories of waking up on Christmas day to a giant sheet filled with presents for all of my siblings and me. God bless and comfort the Gower family! He was more than a neighbor to us!

  9. Words cannot express the sadness I feel in hearing that the world has lost an amazing man. “Mr. Gower” was a wonderful neighbor and I have such fond memories of waking up on Christmas day to a giant sheet filled with presents for all of my siblings and me. God bless and comfort the Gower family! He was more than a neighbor to us!

  10. Words cannot express the sadness I feel in hearing that the world has lost an amazing man. “Mr. Gower” was a wonderful neighbor and I have such fond memories of waking up on Christmas day to a giant sheet filled with presents for all of my siblings and me. God bless and comfort the Gower family! He was more than a neighbor to us!

  11. Please accept my condolences. May you find comfort in the fond memories of your loved one. The Bible also offers words of comfort during times of bereavement. 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 states “God will comfort us in all our trials.”

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