Kenneth Clark Bowman, 73, of Baker City, Oregon passed away at his residence on December 1, 2016. Services will be held this spring when the weather is a bit warmer.\n\nOn December 12 in 1942, Alice (Dahl) Bowman was traveling on a train to Echo, Oregon when she went into labor and had to get off of the train in Ontario, Oregon to give birth to her son Kenneth C. Bowman. His father and his namesake, Kenneth Bowman did not get a chance to meet his new son for a year and half after his birth until he returned home from World War II.\n\nKen attended Echo High School in Echo, Oregon and he married Mary (Mickey) Hauter in Baker City, Oregon on September 3, 1976. Ken learned machining while working as a millwright at Ellingson Plywood which inspired him to open his own machine shop, Ken's Machine Shop. His shop was very successful and he served Baker City for 28 years.\n\nDigging for old bottles in the woods, collecting stamps, and absolutely anything relating to history were some of the hobbies he enjoyed. He also rescued many dogs and cats as a member of Best Friends of Baker City and New Hope for Eastern Oregon Animals.\n\nKen leaves behind his loving wife Mickey Bowman of Baker City; son Chad Bowman of Baker City; daughter Lori Rowland of Baker City; daughter Sandy Kemper of Portland, Oregon, son Mark Hauter of Baker City and daughter Karen McGrath of Thailand. He also leaves behind his brother John Bowman of Umatilla, Oregon; brother Jim Bowman of Hermiston, Oregon; sister Trudy Robinson of Parma, Idaho and four grandchildren; Kyle and Jace Rowland and Cole and Hannah Hauter.\n\nHe is preceded in death by his parents Alice and Ken Bowman.\n\nThe family has asked for memorial contributions to Best Friends of Baker City or New Hope for Eastern Oregon Animals in lieu of flowers. Contributions may be sent in care of Gray's West and Company at 1500 Dewey Ave. Baker City, Oregon 97814.