Michael Joe Gowdy

GowdyMichael Joe Gowdy, 57, passed away December 19, 2013 in Reno, Nevada.  Mike was born August 17, 1956 in Los Angeles, California, to Lawrence “Larry” and Marlene Gowdy.

After leaving Southern California he moved to Jacksonville, Florida where he served in the National Guard and worked in a lumber mill.  Mike then moved to Las Vegas in 1985 and drove truck for several different companies. He then moved to Utah where he continued to drive truck. Mike moved to Ely in 2000.

Mike enjoyed working on cars and riding Harley’s. His favorite project was  his 1972 GMC Spirit

Mike is survived by his father Larry of Ely and an uncle Gary Phillips of Las Vegas, as well as numerous aunts and uncles in Corpus Christi, Texas and Cedar City, Utah.
Preceding  him in death are his mother, Marlene and brother, Jeffrey Joe Gowdy.

A private service will be scheduled at the family grave site in  Emery, Utah at a later date.

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  1. Larry,
    My thought’s are with you at this difficult time. I’m so sorry to read of your son’s passing. Said a little prayer for you both.


    • Christie Gowdy says:

      Marianne, If you ever read this please respond and call me. I have been looking for you for year’s. I miss my Dad, Grandma, and Uncle Mike. You were there for me at a very difficult time in my life. I would like to have contact with..



      • Christie; Such a shock to find to learn of your Uncle Mike’s passing. I placed his name in the search engine and his obituary appeared.. I don’t know if you remember me, but I was married to your Uncle Mike back in the late 1980’s. Though we divorced we parted as friends. I know losing your grandma and your dad, has left a void within your life and then Mike’s passing, it is a heartache, I can relate. I am truly so sorry for your loss’s with your family. They all three were special people. I knew of your Dad’s and grandma’s passing back in 2000. But just learned of your Uncle Mike’s. How did your Uncle Mike pass away? I have often wondered about him through the years. I have placed a memorial for him, your grandma and your dad at findagrave.com. Please go there and see for yourself. Years ago when you and little Jeffrey were small, you two children came to live with your Uncle Mike & myself for awhile. Please know my heart goes out to you and little Jeffrey, though your not so little anymore. It’s been 26 years since I last saw your Uncle Mike, he came to my Uncle’s funeral svc, there in Vegas, by then we had divorced, but remained friends. God Bless you sweet girl, you and Jeff both.

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