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Gordon Fowler May 30, 1936 - April 11, 2024

Gordon Fowler, 87, passed away peacefully on the evening of April 11, 2024 at his home in Friday Harbor, WA. He was predeceased by his parents, Arnold and Anne Fowler, and his brother, Don Fowler (Barbara). He is survived by his beloved wife Suzanne, daughter Virginia (Ginger), son Jeffrey, and grandchildren Connor, Hayley, and Brooke.

As a boy, Gordon was a Boy Scout and was the true embodiment of the Boy Scout oath, always prioritizing allegiance to God, country, and helping others before thinking of himself. This mindset would continue to guide him throughout his life.

Gordon became a member of the Mayflower Congregational Church in Detroit and later a member of North Congregational Church in Southfield, MI. He served as an Elder and a Deacon and was a constant volunteer there for many years. After relocating to Friday Harbor in 1996, he attended Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church and CTK.

Gordon married the love of his life, Suzanne Allen, in 1962. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage until his recent passing.

Gordon proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force and as a reservist.

He worked alongside his father as a lithographer and later owned his own printing business. He was known for his attention to detail, dry humor, and endless patience, which served him well during his working years.

As a Board member and volunteer at the Mullis Center for over 12 years, Gordon had the honor of serving his local community and meeting many wonderful friends during that time.

Gordon was a great fan of hockey and football, in particular of the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Lions. He was fascinated with old cars, ships, and planes and any literature and museums associated with them. He had a particular fondness for time spent with the "Rusty Zippers" in Friday Harbor. He loved road trips, the San Juan Islands, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Gordon was a friend to all who knew him and will be deeply missed by his family and community.

A graveside memorial service will be held, date yet to be determined.