Lawrence R. Gowdy, born September 30, 1934 in New York State to Musa and Ralph Gowdy died August 11, 2018.

He was preceded in death by his sons Michael and Jeffery Gowdy.  He moved to So. California at a young age and would join the Navy at 17.  He saw the world sailing those seven seas while keeping the ship afloat as a machinist and had plenty of stories to tell.  After retiring from the Navy and spending time in Jacksonville FL., he moved to Texas, Utah, and Las Vegas working a variety of jobs.  When he truly retired in Ely, he spent that time tinkering with vehicles and sharing his “old school” view of life with his many friends.  He asked that that he simply be remembered with a toast and laughs about the good times.  We’ll miss ya darlin’.