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David Daniel Bowlds, 56, of Rangely, Colo., passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo. He was born Dec. 29, 1957, to Dan and Joanne Bowlds in Glendive, Mont., one of six children.
David attended and was graduated from high school in Sidney, Mont., in 1976. Upon graduation, he entered the workforce through the oilfield industry, working for Mitchells Oilfield Service as a roustabout, Shell Oil, Coastal, El Paso and, most recently, Encana in Rangely, Colo.
David married Cindy in Montpelier, Idaho, in August 1978, and from their union was born their beautiful daughter, Heidi. He remarried in July 2007 to his current wife, Nita, in Rangely.
David was involved in Cub Scouts and Webelows; he enjoyed baseball, basketball, football, archery and golf. He loved watching all sports, especially football. David loved spending time in the great outdoors, camping, fishing and traveling. He was determined to make sure Nita was able to see some new place each and every year on their family vacations.
David is survived: by his wife, Nita Henson of Rangely; his mother and stepfather, Joanne and Warren Carl of Gillette, Wyo.; his father and stepmother, Dan and Shirley Bowlds of Beulah, N.D.; his daughter, Heidi Bowlds (Joe Watson) of Rupert, Idaho; his stepchildren, Brian Lewis, Bradley (Jayda) Lewis, Kenneth (Tiana) Henson and Stephanie Henson (Justin Steele), all of Rangely; and Andrea (CJ) Koenig of Meeker, Colo.; his brothers, Roger (Dalene) Bowlds of Bakersfield, Calif., Brent (Brenda) Bowlds of Sidney and Jason (Robbie) Playle of Belgrade, Mont.; his sisters, Jennifer (Shane) Conley of Bar Nunn, Wyo., and Julie (Ron) Enget, of Beulah, N.D.; and his 25 grandchildren, Kendal Carson, Kaydee Abel, Christian Watson, Kayden Lewis, Bryton Lewis, Wyatt Lewis, Tyson, Lewis, Trey Lewis, Kinley Lewis, Stephen Koenig, KeyAnna Koenig, Aspen Steele, Marshall Henson-Statz, Mariah Henson, Kenneth Henson Jr., Kylor Henson, Brianna Henson, Dakota Henson, Caity Henson, John Coleman and Dustin Coleman.
Visitation was held Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Rangely Christian Church, 501 Darius Ave. in Rangely with a memorial service at 1 p.m. There was a reception immediately following at the Rangely Elks Lodge, 633 E. Main Street in Rangely. There will also be a special memorial service planned for the second week of June in Sidney, Mont.
The family wishes to extend a special heartfelt thank you to the Rangely District Hospital EMS crew and ER crew members who took care of Dave and transported him to St. Mary’s Hospital so quickly and the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital ICU who gave such tender, loving care not only to Dave, but to all of Dave’s family and friends.
Thank you to everyone who dropped off food, cards, sent prayers and condolences to us throughout our difficult time.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Mesa Funeral Service, Grand Junction, Colo.