Cody Purl Bowman

Born: Fri., Mar. 12, 1976
Died: Fri., Dec. 25, 2015

Celebration of Life Gathering

7:00 PM Thu., Dec. 31, 2015
Location: Pendleton Elks Lodge 288

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Cody Purl Bowman


March 12, 1976 - December 25, 2015


Cody Purl Bowman was born on March 12, 1976, to Robert Purl Bowman and Roberta Larose Picker in Hermiston, Oregon. Cody was raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, but spent his summers in Pendleton. 

After leaving school he married for a brief time, having a son Cedric Purl Bowman in 1997. Cody then relocated to Pendleton staying with lifetime friend Terri Zodrow. He then met and fell in love with Mary Jean Carlon and embraced four-year old Tori as his daughter. The young family then welcomed a son, Lynn Purl Bowman, on October 5, 2000, followed by another son, Robert (Robby) Purl Bowman, on May 18, 2004.

Cody worked for Fleetwood Enterprises from 1999 until their closing in 2009. He then went back to school, studying business. In 2014 he became employed with Grocery Outlet where he and his wife served as managers. The Grocery Outlet was more than a job to Cody; it was, rather, an extension of his family. He embraced every work day as another day to spend with family.

Cody had a love for Alaska and had hoped to return there some day. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, video gaming and spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed family gatherings where he loved making people laugh. He is known by his kids as “smart.” When helping with homework, if he didn’t know the answer, he would find it — teaching his kids more than the homework assignment, but also the desire to learn and to go the extra mile to do so.

He is survived by his wife Mary of 15 years and children Cedric of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Tori Bowman, Lynn Bowman and Robby Bowman, all of Pendleton. He also leaves behind his mother, Roberta Picker of Irrigon; sister Dana Dilley of Lexington, Oklahoma; brother Dillon Dilly of Umatilla; and special friend and cousin PJ Waite of Pendleton. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert, and his grandparents.

He will be loved by his family.  

A celebration of life gathering will be held Thursday, Dec. 31 from 7-9 p.m. at the Pendleton Elks Lodge, 14 SE 3rd Street, Pendleton.

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   Posted Mon December 28, 2015
So saddened to hear of Codys passing. He leaves a big hole in many hearts.
Not enough words to express my condolences to his mom, sister, wife, sons and family.
I will always remember him with a smile and kindness.

   Posted Tue December 29, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with the Bowman family. Such amazing people, my heart breaks for you. Cody was such a cool person and so very loved by his family and all who knew him. A lot of people are going to miss him.

Cathie Bowman Tuliau
   Posted Tue December 29, 2015
We are so saddened by your passing. You will be missed by your family and friends. May you rest in His peace and love. God bless your soul.
Love, Aunt Cathie Bowman Tuliau and Tilden Bowman family

eleventh hour warrior
   Posted Tue December 29, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and prayers.

Toni & Brad Emerson
   Posted Wed December 30, 2015
You are in our thoughts and prayers

Roger Reedy
   Posted Thu December 31, 2015
We want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. My husband and myself didn't know Cody, but Lynn is school friend of Dylan's. Roger and Alta Reedy and Dylan Harwood

Jack and Mary Holt
   Posted Thu December 31, 2015
Jack and I are so sorry for your loss. You and the family ae in our thoughts and prayers. Cody was such a nice person and he will be missed by a lot of people

Richard and clint walczyk
   Posted Fri January 01, 2016
Its with a heavy heart with sadness to hear of codys passing,my prayers are with you and your family.And if theres anything we may do please ask. Mr Walczyk

Debbie Peterson
   Posted Sat January 02, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Tanner Furniss
   Posted Sat January 02, 2016
Sorry to hear about Cody. I worked with him for about 9 years at Fleetwood, many fond memories. My prayers are with the family.

   Posted Mon January 04, 2016
Mary, prayers and hugs to you and yours. You are all loved. Lean on the greater power. take it slow, minute by minute if necessary. Follow your heart and emotions. You will get thru this.
Sending much love your way. God Bless and Love you all!!

Steve & Patti Gillette
   Posted Mon January 04, 2016
We just learned of Cody's passing and are saddened. We are so sorry for your loss. We wish we could have gotten to know Cody and his family better. May God be with all of his family.

Cathie Bowman Tuliau
   Posted Thu January 07, 2016
I would like to add more to the condolence's of my nephew ( great ). He comes by a long line of history of Pendleton Oregon. I just want his kids to know that they also come from a Great Historical famili. They came from Iowa in 1862. Cody was named from this baby named Oliver Purl Bowman he was just months old when he and his famili came over on the wagon train. They made Pendleton their home. Grandpa Oliver was known as O P Bowman. He had several kids. His youngest was Robert Lester Bowman and that is where Cody's father got his name. Cody's Grandfather was Purl Bowman Cody was the First Great Grandchild of Robert and Goldie Emery Bowman. Cody has mility Aunti,Unko, and cuzins. He also and his children have A LOT of Famili History if they want to learn. Well there is a lot more I could say and tell but if you would like to know more just get ahold of me and I'd be glad to help and I also would like to meet his kids. I also would like to let Bobbie and Mary know that my heart is hurting for you. I can not know what your going there. May God be with you all. P S. I have been looking for him for years and here all this time he was here in Pendleton.

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