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The Eastern Gazette 8-1-1990, p.2
LEON E. GOWER BATH and DEXTER - Leon E. Gower, 70, of Fisher Court, Bath died July 27, 1990, at a Portland hospital. He was born in Dexter, a son of Eldridge and Grace Phinney Gower. He attended Dexter schools, graduating from N.H. Faye High School in 1938. He married Marion Skillings on November 24, 1945. Mr. Skillings on November 24, 1945. Mr. Gower was a World War II veteran. He was employed at the former Hyde Windlass Co. for several years. He then worked as a machinist at the Bath Iron Works, retiring in 1985. After retiring, he worked part-time as a parking lot attendant at BIW. He enjoyed boating, camping and fishing. He is survived by his wife of Bath; a son, Donald Gower of Durham; two daughters, Diane Cole of Hudson, N.H., and Joanne Innes of Bath; a brother, Earl Gower of Wiscasset; two sisters, Eleanor Tibbetts of East Brunswick, N.J., and Mary Bowden of Corinna; and six grandchildren. The funeral was held July 30 at the Mayo, Curtis & Hill Funeral Home, 819 High St., Bath. Officiating was the Rev. Dr. James E. Fisher, of the First Baptist Church of Bath. Burial was in the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Augusta.