Daniel Ford Bowen, 64, was born in Atlanta, Georgia on February 11, 1956. He passed away November 15, 2020 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan due to heart complications.
He was preceded in death by his father, Oscar F. Bowen, mother, Mary Louise (Higgenbotham) Bowen, 5 siblings, Sharon Bowen-Latham, Michael W. Bowen, Richard L. Bowen, Rhonda C. Allison and Lorriane B. Crumbly.
Surviving is his partner of 21 years and love of his life, David A. Horton, 1 sister, Charlotte Rivas, niece, Jackie Bouyso, and several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Daniel went to school at Forest Hills Elementary and Avondale High School both in Decatur, Georgia and then attended high school in Los Angeles, California while living there for about two years.
After returning to Atlanta, Georgia he became the Head Chef at several upscale restaurants including M.J. Pippins, Gregory’s and Cashins. Daniel then became the head waiter for the Sundial Restaurant on top of the 75 floor Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel located in downtown Atlanta. After working at the Westin, he then worked at Fiori Flowers in Buckhead, Georgia. Daniel and David owned a highly successful in-home cleaning business.
Daniel and David moved back to Three Rivers to be near family in October of 2007 and decided to retire. Pictured with Danny is Zoe, their first fur baby that was with them for over 17 years.
Daniel had an amazing green thumb, spending hours with his flowers and plants. His thumb was “so green” that he got a dead papyrus reed stick to root and become a 12-foot tree.
There will be no formal services at this time and cremation will take place.
Elkhart Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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