With a spirit as vast as the Idaho sky he was born under, Lonnie "Butch" Bowman lived a life of adventure, compassion, and loyalty. Born in Pocatello, Idaho on April 17, 1947, Lonnie was a man with a generous soul, a heart full of love, and a zest for life. Butch, as he was affectionately known, lived a life that was as captivating as the fish tales he would recount from his numerous fishing expeditions. His love for the outdoors was only surpassed by the love he had for his family, cherishing every moment spent with them.\n\nLonnie spent his career as the 'Junk Yard Dog' at Pacific Recycling in Pocatello, ID, from where he eventually retired. Never one to sit idle, he filled his retirement years with his passions - fishing, fly tying, hunting and gardening. His life was a testament to the words of John Muir, "The mountains are calling, and I must go." Butch's adventurous spirit led him from his birthplace in Pocatello to Post Falls, American Falls, St. Helens, Oregon, and finally to his residence in Conway, Arkansas.\n\nLonnie leaves behind an enduring legacy in his four loving children: Stacey (Darrell) Keller, Jenn Bowman, Deanna (Curtis) Barry, Mel (Sandra) Bowman; along with nine beloved grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He now joins in eternal rest his parents, Lucille Andrew and Evan Bowman, his loving wife, Rosalie Bowman, and his siblings, Gerald Bowman, Darla Baker, Dolly Lloyd, Marlene Lloyd, and Randee Bowman.\n\nAs we remember Lonnie and celebrate his life, we are reminded of a quote by Maya Angelou: "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Lonnie Bowman was a man who made everyone feel special. Please share your memories and upload photos to his memorial page. In the telling and retelling of his stories, we keep his adventurous spirit alive.\n\nNo funeral or memorial service is immediately planned. The family will notify loved ones in the future when a memorial service is scheduled.