Obituary: Scott Bowie |

Obituary: Scott Bowie

Scott Bowie
Scott Bowie
Provided Photo

April 28, 1949 – May 9, 2023

With full hearts we celebrate the life of Scott Bowie. Scott was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1949. After college he set out to conquer all of Colorado’s 14ers. Upon arriving in Aspen he stopped and never left. It’s where he met and married Betsy Thaete and began his career with Mollica and Associates–now the Aspen Appraisal Group–and strengthened his passion for the mountains and his community as a volunteer with Aspen Mountain Rescue. In 1982 he moved to Carbondale into the log home he and Betsy built together, raised two sons, and where –on the afternoon of May 9th, 2023– he passed away. Throughout his life he loved playing golf, training dogs, researching the Civil War and wearing his collar popped at every opportunity. He also always insisted on being early to everything including death. Scott is survived by his wife Betsy, their sons, Erik and Soren, and 4 grandchildren.

In his memory please consider donating to Compassion and Choices (www.

A gathering to celebrate Scott’s life is being planned for late summer.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.