Steven Lee Fowler, 71, of Galt passed away peacefully at his home on April 29, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Sept. 8, 1948.
Steve was a retired truck driver and owner operator, having a career that spanned more than 40 years. He had a passion for exploring new country, knowing every back road from here to the Sierra Mountains and beyond. Steve had a great love for the outdoors and nature. His favorite times we’re hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren. He was a great storyteller and a historian of this area. He was always there to lend a helping hand and known for his big heart, always taking care of family and friends.
Steve is survived by his loving sister Charnell Ayres, nephew Tyler Ayres (Elizabeth), Mistyblue Toller (Greg) and great niece and nephew Rainyblu and Steve Toller; his devoted companion, Loretta Suekut and her family; his children, Rick Fowler (Christine), Laurie Smith, Sheri (Tom) Murillo, Rick Converse (Julie), Steven Converse (Jodi), Mark Converse (Wendy), Brooke Garcia (Ray), Kim (Kent) Kidd; several cousins he was very close to, 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Preceding him in death were his wife Carole Ann Fowler, and parents Charles and Iva Nell Fowler of Galt.
Steve had a great love and faith in the Lord, thanking him for all his blessings, even through his valiant battle against cancer, pneumonia and sepsis. Because of the state shutdown, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to the UC Davis intensive care units or UC Davis hospice.