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BOWIE, Frank Lester

September 29, 2013 12:27 AM

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Frank was born in Jackson, Nebraska on April 13, 1916; the oldest of Harry and Abbie Bowie's 5 children. He spent his youth in Nebraska and Iowa. Frank traveled to Rockford, Illinois for work and it was here he met the love of his life, Vera Sease whom he wed on March 13, 1943. In 1945 Frank and Vera settled in Santa Barbara, Calif. after he completed his WWII Naval service. Frank enjoyed an illustrious career with the Santa Barbara City Police Dept. and the Santa Barbara Co. Sheriff's Office. He was very active in the Moose Lodge and the Elks Lodge and was a member of the Los Rancheros Vistadores for the last 65 years. Frank was loved and respected by many and will be missed by all. He is survived by his daughters, Janet Salas and Joyce McMichael; Son-in-law Gary McMichael; grandsons Casey McMichael and Jeff Petersen; Sister Bonnie Nikolakopulos; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family thanks Serenity House and Hospice of Santa Barbara for their wonderful care of our loved one. If you wish to donate in Frank's memory, we request that donations be made to Serenity House, Hospice, or Visiting Nurses of Santa Barbara.


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