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Daniela Wagstaff

Ronald John Gowan

May 07, 1960 - December 06, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Ronald John Gowan. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

OBITUARY
Ronald John Gowan, longtime resident of Roanoke, Texas, passed away approximately December 6, 2020 at the age of 60. He had not been in good health and we are comforted to know he most likely died in his sleep. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on May 7, 1960 and subsequently moved to Belgium, Virginia and Indiana before settling in Texas as an adult. Ron was the son of Helga Schoenbeck Gowan, brother of Daniela Gowan Wagstaff and...  see more
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  • Mike and Mary Gowan
    Mike and Mary Gowan added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Ronald John Gowan:
  • Mike and Mary Gowan
    Mike and Mary Gowan added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Ronald John Gowan:
  • Mike and Mary Gowan
    Ron at his nephew's baptism (he was his godfather) and at our wedding (best man).
  • Tom Knight
    I worked with Ron for several Years at DFW and for a short time in ATL. He always had a smile on his face and was a joy to work with. Aviation was his life both for his career and pleasure. He lived his life doing what he loved the most. My condolences...  more
  • Doug Bryan
  • Doug Bryan
    I have kept my plane in Ron's hangar for the past 18 years. It is good to hear stories from his airline buddies. I have heard them all of course, but it feels right that he impacted you all as well. One time I had a conference in DC and had a little...  more
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  • Mark Stodola
    I worked with Ron from the time he started working in Dallas until they closed Line Maintenance in 2006 and then saw him on our commutes to and from Atlanta. Seeing Ron would bring a smile to my face, just thinking about the stories he told. I saw Ron...  more
  • well2229
    I met Ron on his first night at DFW Line MTC on midnight shift. I believe it was 1982.
    Worked with Ron till 2001 when I transferred back to ATL. It was always fun. We continued to keep in touch by phone and text over the years. Occasionally would meet up...  more
  • Richard Taney
    I worked with Ron for many years in DFW and was able to visit with him occasionally at IMA in ATL. We also shared some times during our commuting days. Ron always put a smile on my face. I especially enjoyed hearing about his flying adventures with his...  more
  • Mike Colwell
    Sad. Worked with Ron, at DFW. We did a few out of town trips together, as ABQ & MEM come to mind. Successful endeavors, and fondly remembered. Worked the same shift, in a couple of those years. Ron had a stabilizing influence, during hectic times....  more
  • Daniela Wagstaff
    Daniela Wagstaff added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Ronald John Gowan:
    Sibling Portrait
  • Daniela Wagstaff
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  • Daniela Wagstaff
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  • Daron Walter
    Ron was always able to put a smile on my face! Continue soaring high my friend!
  • Bobby Reagan
    Ron was a very interesting and I have fond memories of him when I worked with him in DFW on the line and kept me laughing. He is in my family’s thoughts and prayers!
  • Warren Sambell
    I remember Ron working a Delta jet fuel quantity issue at the hangar, wing panels open, jet A dripping, probes out. He jumped right in! The jobs were always memorable with you.  You were a pioneer in your early Long-EZ glass cockpit endeavors, you made...  more
  • Carl Davis
    My good ol commuting buddy. From 2005 to the time he retired about 2010 or2011 we took a whooping non revving and laughed all the way to and fro ATL-DFW and back.

    On one occasion when we couldn’t get from Atl to DFW, my wife flew with Ron to...  more
  • Scott Bell
    My thoughts are with your sister and family. Blue skies my friend.
  • Daniela Wagstaff
    Many years ago Ron flew his Long-EZ to St. Louis where I was living the time and took me up in it. I will never forget that it felt like a coffin lid closing when that canopy came down. It was my first time in a small plane, no comparison to commercial...  more