After leaving Southern California he moved to Jacksonville, Florida where he served in the National Guard and worked in a lumber mill. Mike then moved to Las Vegas in 1985 and drove truck for several different companies. He then moved to Utah where he continued to drive truck. Mike moved to Ely in 2000.
Mike enjoyed working on cars and riding Harley’s. His favorite project was his 1972 GMC Spirit
Mike is survived by his father Larry of Ely and an uncle Gary Phillips of Las Vegas, as well as numerous aunts and uncles in Corpus Christi, Texas and Cedar City, Utah.
Preceding him in death are his mother, Marlene and brother, Jeffrey Joe Gowdy.
A private service will be scheduled at the family grave site in Emery, Utah at a later date.