Bowdish, age 56, of Lincoln, passed away on Jan. 14, 2017, surrounded by loved ones. *Kate was born July 23, 1960, in Valentine, NE, to Don and Kathleen McGuire. *Kate married Randall G. Bowdish in Mullen, NE on August 9, 1980.
*Kate led a full and active life, despite her battle with Scleroderma, which finally took her. She was tiny in stature but a giant in spirit, slight in constitution but mighty in will, all powered by a loving heart. *Kate enjoyed traveling, but most of all she enjoyed sharing time with family and friends. She was loved by so many, and maintained countless friendships across the country with people she met as a Navy wife. She served on the Board of Directors of Heartland Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation for many years, before leading the Scleroderma Support Group in Lincoln.
*Kate was preceded in death by her brother, Pat. She is survived by her husband, Randy; daughter, Brittany and her fiancé, Heath Foster; son, Brandon; parents, Don and Kathleen McGuire; sister, Mikki McGuire; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.