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Obituary: Ralph Frances McGowan

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MAGNA <! > - Ralph Frances McGowan "Okie" passed away January 18, 2002 with his loving family and friends at his side.

He was born Nov. 4, 1923, in Tecumseh, OK., to Thomas and Martha Blythe McGowan. He married Dorothy Mae Patterson August 29, 1947 in Reno, Nevada. He retired from the Tooele Army Depot after 35 years of service. Okie was a life member of the VFW, and spent every spare moment fishing with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, one daughter, three grandsons, three granddaughters, five great-grand children; brother, Elmer; sisters, Mary Adamson and Joyce Goodhart.

Okie was preceded by his parents and six brothers and sisters.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002 at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17111 S. Camp Williams Rd. Funeral Directors: Peel Funeral Home, Magna

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the VFW Post 7398 Cancer Aid and Research.