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Thomas A. Gowans 1950-2009

May 14, 2009

CASA GRANDE, AZ — Thomas Alan Gowans, 59, of Casa Grande, AZ, died Friday, May 8, 2009, at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, AZ.

Tom Gowans was born March 21, 1950, in Emmetsburg, the son of John and Mae (Rosacker)?Gowans. He received his education in Emmetsburg and graduated from Emmetsburg High School.

He was a carpenter and avid outdoorsman in Ruthven and Casa Grande, AZ, where he moved with his family in 1988. In Ruthven, Tom was an active member of the Ruthven Volunteer Fire Department.

Tom enjoyed spending time with his children and granddaughters as well as his Silver Bullet family.

Surviving are two children, Seth Gowans and Dara Gowans; and two granddaughters, Reyna Vega and Maria Vega.

Also surviving are his mother, Mae Gowans of Emmetsburg; two brothers, Douglas Gowans and David Gowans; and two sisters, Jackie VanOosbree and Joanna Gowans.

Tom Gowans was preceded in death by his father, John Gowans; and two brothers, Bobby Gowans and Gary Gowans.