Anthony M. Bowers, 28, of La Grande, Oregon, passed away Jan. 13 in Skagway, Alaska. Anthony, also known as Ant, was born Jan. 28, 1994, in Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska. Anthony attended Riviera Elementary, La Grande Middle School and La Grande High School. In high school, he wrestled and played football. 

Anthony attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada. He worked at Mamacita’s for a few years. He moved to Skagway in 2019 to follow his chef’s dream. 

Anthony is survived by his mother Tammy Bowers, brother Matthew Bowers, father Scott Bowers of La Grande, Anthony’s girlfriend Alyssa Tromp of Florida, grandparents: Dora Hall and Don Carr of Steadman, North Carolina, Jack and Pat Bowers of Reedsport, Oregon, aunts and uncles: Kathy and Chuck Barham of Haw River, North Carolina, Jacquie Bowers of Reedsport, Oregon and Tiff and Joe Clifford of Canby, Oregon. 

Services and viewing are scheduled Feb. 4. The viewing is 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Loveland Funeral Chapel in La Grande. Services will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nazarene Church in La Grande, followed by a reception.