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David L. Gower
December 18, 1942 – May 2, 2009

 

Aumsville – David, 66, died Saturday in Salem. He was born in Silverton and lived in the Aumsville area all of his life. David graduated from Cascade High School in 1962. He served in the Army National Guard during the Vietnam War. David worked as a Millwright for over 30 years, the last at Professional Mechanical of Albany. He was proprietor of Dave’s Auto and Truck repair for over 30 years, which he was very proud of. David was a member of Keizer Elks and Union Local #711. He loved stock car racing and was a driver and car owner in the outlaw dirt class.

David enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and supporting them in their endeavors. He married JoAnn Welter on October 24, 1964 in Stayton. David is survived by his wife: JoAnn of Aumsville; Daughters: Tracie Gower and her fiancé Paul of Aumsville, and Tami Gower of Aumsville; Son: Travis Gower of Aumsville; Brother: Larry Gower of Stayton;  grandchildren: Eli, Rebekah, Jared & Trever; and step-granddaughter; Megan,. He was preceded in death by his son Todd  and brother, Mike.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 1:00 PM at Dave’s Auto and Truck Repair Shop at 9175 Bates Rd SE Aumsville. Private interment in St. Mary Cemetery, Stayton. Contributions may be made to the Marion County Lamb and Wool Show Scholarship Fund. Serving the family North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton. 

 

 


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