Obituary: Ralph Bowman

Ralph Edward Bowman, 71, of Kingman passed away on Aug. 3, 2016. Ralph was born on Jan. 8, 1945, in Newark, Ohio, to Ernest and Grace Bowman.

Ralph moved here from Florida and has lived in Kingman for 10 years. Ralph retired after 31 years with Darden Restaurants. He was the chair of the Clean City Commission of Kingman and president of the Route 66 Cruizer Car Club, and he was associated with the Chillin’ on Beale St.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 49 years, Kathleen Bowman of Kingman; and his three daughters, Sandra (John) Buffomante of Oviedo, Fla., Michelle (Matthew) Hootman of Longwood, Fla., and Deborah (Wayne) Carney of Kingman. Ralph is also survived by his five grandchildren: Megan (Buffomante) Janssen of North Carolina, Tyler, Danielle and Nicholas Buffomante of Florida, and Lisa Hootman of Florida.

Services will be held at Sutton Memorial from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug.7, 2016, at 1701 Sycamore Ave. Spiritual services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 302 E. Spring St. at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Living Waters Hospice, 3711 Highway 68 Golden Valley, Ariz. 86413.