William R. Gowen

CASCO — William Ross Gowen, 84, died on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011.

Born on Feb. 24, 1926 in South Portland, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Ada Littlefield Gowen. Bill served in the United States Air Force during WWII. He attended the University of Maine at Orono and retired from the Yarmouth Fuel Co. (Downeast Energy) after 33 years as a burner technician. He was also a life member of the Pownal Fire Department.

Bill was predeceased by his first wife, Maxine Lambert; and his second wife, Betty Jean.

He is survived by his seven children, Stephen of Portland, Josephine Gowen of Oxford, Ross of Naples, Charles of Pownal, Christopher of Pownal, Sean of Westbrook and Rhonda Thompson of Freeport; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

There will be no funeral services.

Arrangements are being handled by the Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com for additional information and to sign Bill’s guestbook.

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