• Billy Jake Celebration of Life

    May 22, 2021, 12:00 PM US/Eastern

The memorial organizer requested donations in honor of Jake "Billy" Gowen


Funeral Expenses & Support the family & Memorial Fund (Scholarship, Dedication, etc.).

Lillyan and Elora's College Fund Dear Family and Friends, As part of our fathers passing and memorial, we're saving for Lillyan and Elora's future education with CollegeInvest Stable Value Plus College Savings Plan. A 529 plan is a tax-advantaged program that helps families save for college expenses. If you are considering a gift for Elora in the future, I'd like to invite you to consider using Ugift. It is an easy, free-to-use service that makes it easy to contribute to our 529 college savings plan account at any time. There are no fees with Ugift; your entire gift will go to Elora's 529 account. You can make a secure gift contribution for special events (birthdays, holidays) or any time you'd like. All you need is the following Ugift code, which can be used until Elora is out of college. Elora's Ugift code: M2X-P8V To make a gift contribution using Ugift: Elora Gowen 1. Go to 2. Enter the Ugift code for Elora: M2X-P8V 3. Enter your name and the amount of your gift 4. Make your gift via electronic funds transfer or check Lillyan Gowen 1. Go to 2. Enter the Ugift code: G8M-21Y 3. Enter your name and the amount of your gift 4. Make your gift via electronic funds transfer or check Thank you for considering the meaningful gift of helping Lillyan and Elora's dream of college become a reality. Thank you, Lillyan and Elora Gowen

$2,595 Raised of $10,000   Contributors (22)
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Memorial Created By
Zettalee Cooper

Jake "Billy" Gowen

April 03, 1972 - January 29, 2021

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Jake "Billy" Gowen. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Beloved father to Lillyan (9) and Elora (8). Son, Brother, Friend, Partner, Uncle, Cousin to so many. Please share stories, photos and memories as we heal in remembering our dear "Billy" Jake.
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Posts & Photos

  • Connie Dickey
  • Neicy Wagner Geis
    This is a sweet collage I made in the 90s and the thing that makes me so happy about it is the effort you had to put into a collage, just like a mixed tape. These were the people I loved the most and spent every day with. Billy & Roi, Brad (RIP) & I were...  more
  • sarah gowen
    When tomorrow starts without me
    And I'm not there to see
    If the sun should rise, and find your eyes all filled with tears for me.

    I wish so much you wouldn't cry
    The way you did today
    While thinking of the many things
    We didn't get to say.

    I know how...  more
  • sarah gowen
    I miss youπŸ’”
  • Sonya Teigen
  • Jake Albright
    When I was about 8 or 10 yr old, making Jake closer to 20 at the time, he offered to give me a ride on the back of his dirt bike up at the cold creek house in St. Ignatius MT. I was scared shitless of that bike but I agreed, reluctantly. I knew I would...  more
  • Jessie Graff
  • Moss Strout
    Once billy called Troy and me from jail collect and said His real name Jacob but I only know him as billy not Jacob so I said no to the call 😜he called right back and said billy billy billy oops we will except the call tell are paths cross again my...  more
  • Alicia Greene Lamprecht
  • Tracy Morris
  • Alice Phelan
  • Julie Gowen
    Jake always had a smile. His kindness shined through and he was always there to help you out if needed. He will be missed.
  • Whitney Mills
  • teague wilson
  • Laura Gowen
    • Laura Gowen
      Laura Gowen I always think of Jake's beautiful smile...the kind that automatically puts one in your own face!
      • February 14, 2021
  • Elysia  Vetter
  • Lololian  Megan
  • sarah gowen
    πŸ’–The legend πŸ’–
  • Annie Gowen
    From sister Sarah Zuzu: I don't even know what to say brotherπŸ˜”πŸ’”πŸ˜’ heart is shattered and I feel like I can't breathe..I want this to be horrible dream so I can wake up and you will still be with us..all I know is everyone who met you was...  more
  • Mike Ball
    Mike Ball added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Jake "Billy" Gowen:
  • Mike Ball
  • Amy Wagner
    Rest easy Uncle Billy πŸ’•
  • Mary Boumeester
  • Doug Fulford
  • Jen DiPrisco
    Jen DiPrisco added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Jake "Billy" Gowen:
  • Zettalee Cooper