Ron Bower took his final flight early on October 12, 2020. He is survived and celebrated by Peggy, his wife of 57 years; his children and their spouses, Shannon, Julie, Sharron and Byron; his grandchildren, Colt and wife Rebekah, Shiloh, Daisy, Gus and Sparky (Little Ron); and his great-grandchild, Barrett.

Ron Bower was a pilot, businessman, U.S. Army Veteran and family man. He set two speed records circumnavigating the earth in helicopters. He piloted aircraft in 37 countries and visited more than 50. This website was compiled to honor Ron’s interesting life and share his humor and wisdom.

In lieu of flowers, etc., please consider making a donation to Circle of Friends. This Congregation Beth Isreal respite program provides individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease a special weekly event to come together to play various games, eat lunch, laugh, sing and even dance. During his decline, Ron loved going to Circle of Friends. It was the highlight of his week. His charm was appreciated there and the volunteers treated him with affection, playfulness and respect, but never condescension. Several of the volunteers who run it have been serving in the weekly program for 12 years. Affirm their good work with a contribution here. In the Payment Notes section, please specify that your contribution is to benefit Circle of Friends respite group in memory of Ron Bower. Thank you.


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This page is next –> 55 years flying
1994 around the world eastbound & solo
1996 around the world westbound
’59-’68: school, love, war
’68-’82: business
’82-on: aviation sales
life lessons from flying