Obituary of Scotty Lee Bowen
Scotty Lee Bowen was born in Ft. Collins February 12, 2002 into the Rager family. Surrounded by those who loved and cared for him dearly especially his Grandma Randy. He enjoyed releasing his energy at many visits to local parks and Chuck E. Cheese.
Scotty was brought to the Bowen home in September 2008 and he attended Stansberry Elementary School. He preferred to be on the playground with his buddies playing football and, in the evenings, learning to ride his bike on the grassy hill. He lost his front tooth riding his scooter on the school sidewalk but his tooth, “Wasn’t even wiggly”, he said. Scotty joined High Country Handiworkers 4-H Club and got hands-on experience building rockets of all sizes and other 4-H projects. His passion was Legos and Video Games, especially playing them with friends. He would create anything imaginable and specifically enjoyed the Legos Star Wars Collection. Scotty enjoyed inventing different games, rockets, planes, and anything mechanical. His mind was sharp and his creativity expansive. As he grew Scotty played Soccer and studied Tae Kwon Do. He went on to attend Conrad Ball Middle School, Loveland Classical, and Loveland High School. Scotty expanded his sports activities to include football, basketball, baseball, and Lacrosse. He was strong, his aim was amazing, and strategizing was his thing. In High School he desired to be part of the JROTC Program including the Push-up Crew at football games, as well as Color Guard. Scotty found a church youth group that welcomed him in and gave him many experiences such as backpack trips and going to Wisconsin. It was a place of belonging and where tight friendships began.
Scotty’s mind was brilliant. He could remember almost anything he heard or learned even if you thought he wasn’t listening. His Senior year during COVID he was forced to finish classes and assignments online which removed the social distractions so he could focus. After graduating May of 2020 Scotty enlisted in the United States Army. He was stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia for Basic Training. Shortly after arriving COVID swept through attacking his entire Platoon delaying his advancement. He was discharged in December and returned home to seek other employment. Navigating the path of his new adult world had many twists and turns. Learning to step out from under his parents to learn who he was as an individual brought on new challenges. He worked for Door Dash briefly until landing his potential career with Loveland Barricade. He worked as a Traffic Control Technician positioning detour/construction sign around Northern Colorado and was preparing to test to become a Traffic Control Supervisor. He thoroughly enjoyed working for his boss, he was good to Scotty.
Scotty loved cuddling with his Golden Retrievers and teaching them many tricks. He had an interest in cars and wanted to get into racing someday. Scotty’s life was decades too short. He will forever be loved and greatly missed by family and friends that surrounded him. In the words of Katy Nichole’s song In Jesus Name we pray for you…
I pray for your healing.
That circumstances would change.
I pray that the fear inside would flee in Jesus’ name.
I pray that a breakthrough would happen today.
I pray miracles over your life in Jesus’ name,
In Jesus name