In Memory of Tualatin Valley Community Band Members
We honor TVCB members who have left us, but have made a lasting contribution to the music community.
Justin John Dudley Bowman was the son of John and Darla Bowman and played tuba in TVCB for 11 years. He graduated from Tualatin High School in 2003 and was one of the receipients of the 2003 Doug Saxton Memorial Scholarship.
Justin was very gifted at sound and lights and worked occasionally at the PCC Theater. He also ran sound regularly at the Tigard United Methodist Church.
He had a great love of life and enjoyed many things. He had a quick wit and always had a comeback. This always seemed to surprise people as he was really a shy, quiet person. Justin was always a great big brother to his little “sista” Karen who played bassoon in TVCB. He served as a role model and confidant. They were best friends!
Justin worked multiple jobs over the years starting as a weekend animal caretaker and cleaner at Canterbury Animal Hospital when he was only 14 years old. He continued to work there on weekends and nights. His main job was working at Beaverton High School as a groundsman/custodian. He always came home with great stories and truly enjoyed his co-workers. He was a member of OSEA and he had just completed training to be the shop steward at Beaverton High School.
Justin died of a heart attack on February 15th, 2010 in Yamhill, OR where he was out helping trim trees for his grandparents. He died doing what he loved: using his chainsaw and helping those who needed help.
Justin touched many lives in his 25 years here on Earth and he will be truly missed by all who love him.