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Obituary

Donn Emerson Bowers, MD, 85, of Baton Rouge, LA passed away of natural causes on January 23, 2020 in Houston, TX. He was born on February 5th, 1934, in McPherson, KS.

Donn graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southeastern Louisiana Institute in Biochemistry/French and Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Tulane University. Dr. Bowers was the first Rheumatologist outside of New Orleans. After practicing Internal Medicine/Rheumatology for almost 20 years, he returned to academics for an Anesthesia Residency and fellowship in Hyperbaric Medicine at University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas. He practiced Internal Medicine/Rheumatology and Anesthesia in Baton Rouge, LA, and Greenville, MS. He practiced Hyperbaric Medicine in Gulfport, MS. He retired after practicing medicine for over 50 years, at the age of 80.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years Sue; his children Chris, Todd (Jennifer), Emily, Sarah (Susan) Luna, and Madeline; his grandchildren Victoria, Sissy, Lillian, and Bellamy; and his brother Bill (Louise). He also is survived by four nephews and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his daughter Gretchen.

While Donn did not want a funeral, he instead asked that his friends enjoy a good meal in his memory. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Friends of the St. Croix, USVI National Parks in his name: https://stxparkfriends.org/donate/


Donations

While Donn did not want a funeral, he instead asked that his friends enjoy a good meal in his memory. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Friends of the St. Croix, USVI National Parks in his name: https://stxparkfriends.org/donate/