Michael J Bowens of Glendale, Arizona passed away September 7, 2019. He was 80 years old.

Michael was born in Washington, Iowa. His parents, James and Dorothy (Whannel) Bowens moved to Fort Dodge Iowa in 1941. Mike attended Saint Edmond Catholic School. After graduation, Mike proudly served in the United States Air Force. Once discharged, Mike attended the University of Iowa and pursued a BS degree in accounting and finance. Go Hawks! He earned his CPA certificate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mike was known for his amazing financial prowess along with his dry humor, love of sports, pitch, movies and music, reading the best detective/crime novels, enjoyment of Barb’s cooking and cookies and daily exercise to ensure his health.

Mike is survived by his loving wife and soul mate Barbara Whitney, three amazing daughters Sarah Bowens, Katie Bowens and De Ann Garrison (Ron Olsen), sister, Patricia Lana, brother John Bowens (Robin) and two grandchildren, Danielle Timmons and Zachary Bowens.

Mike is also survived by a long list of extended family and friends whom he treasured. If anyone ever reached out, Mike was always there. He will be deeply missed by all.

Donations may be sent to the Parkinson’s Foundation https://www.parkinson.org