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Frank Bower, 81, died peacefully on April 11, 2022 at High Pointe/Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, MA after spending years living with dementia. He was a former longtime resident of Nashua, NH. Frank was born in May 1940 in Olympia, WA, and grew up in Yelm, WA, which provided fond memories and an appreciation for the views of Mount Rainier.
Frank graduated from the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, after which he was commissioned into the US Air Force. He went on to study meteorology at the University of Michigan and Texas A&M universities, proudly serving in the military for 23 years. He was stationed in several parts of the United States, including Massachusetts, Maryland and Nebraska. He retired from the military at Hanscom AFB, Bedford, MA, in 1987. After his military retirement, he spent several years with Digital Research Corporation. Frank also greatly enjoyed tutoring and educating students during several years in Pennsylvania.
Frank was a caring and loving father to his daughters, Tracey and Carrie. He is survived by his daughter, Tracey and her husband Jim McCarthy of Newburyport, MA, and his daughter Carrie and her husband Chris Boyer of Scottsdale, AZ. Frank leaves behind seven grandchildren, Bailey, Kelsey and Bryn McCarthy, and Parker, Cameron, Mitchell and McKenna Boyer. He is also survived by his brother, Garry Bower of Lake Havasu City, AZ.
Throughout his life, Frank was a natural storyteller. He told stories of his military experiences in Guam and Korea. He loved to tell stories about his children and grandchildren. In their younger years, grandkids (and dogs) quickly learned that they could get away with a few extra things when grandpa was babysitting! His lifelong interests included obtaining his private pilot’s license, sports, investment clubs, his beloved New England Patriots football, classical music and reading. He showed his appreciation for other people’s cooking by playfully being a member of the “clean plate club”.
Frank will be honored as a military veteran at a burial at Fort Devens Cemetery at a later date. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.