Joseph 'Dale' Gowen


Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Former longtime Juneau resident Joseph "Dale" Gowen died May 19, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kan. He was 42.

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He was born on Dec. 27, 1964, in Ketchikan, to Peter and Nina Masters Johns. He moved to Lawrence from Alaska in 1989.

He was a counselor for the Clarence E. Kelly Counseling Resources in Topeka, Kan., and a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

He married Heidi Marie Gagnon on May 2, 1992, in Lawrence.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Sarah Gowen, of Lawrence; son, Adam Gowen, of Lawrence; two brothers, Peter Gowen, of Jacksonville, N.C., and Fred Gowen, of Honolulu.

A Memorial Mass will be held today at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Internment will be at a later date. A wake will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, followed by a visitation for family and friends.

Memorials may be sent to the Adam and Sarah Gowen Educational Fund, in care of the mortuary. Send online condolences to, subject: Gowen.

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