September 24, 2004: Headlines: COS - Brazil: Obituaries: The Santa Fe New Mexican: Brazil RPCV Bruce Fowler dies in New Mexico

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Brazil RPCV Bruce Fowler dies in New Mexico

Brazil RPCV Bruce Fowler dies in New Mexico

Brazil RPCV Bruce Fowler dies in New Mexico


Bruce Fowler, athlete, automotive aficionado and president and owner of LGM Corporation died in St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 6, after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 60.

A 1966 graduate of Harvard College and a 1971 graduate of Harvard Business School, Fowler was born in Boise, Idaho, then moved with his parents, William and Betty Jeanne (Lunde) Fowler to Toledo, Ohio where he grew up and graduated in 1962 from DeVilbiss High School. Following college, Fowler called the Boston area home until moving to Santa Fe in September, 2001.

Fowler was a competitive swimmer for much of his life. He was an AAU All American in high school and was captain of the swim team his senior year at Harvard. As a member of the New England Masters Swim Club, he set several long-standing records for his age group in breaststroke events at the 1984 US Masters Swimming National Long Course Championships.

Fowler's career took him around the world many times, often accompanied by his family. In 1966 he joined the Peace Corps with his first wife, Judy Foreman, and went to Brazil, where he taught statistics to university students and helped resettle and build houses for poor families living in a condemned area of San Paulo. His first child, Mike, was born to Fowler and Judy Foreman in Brazil in 1969.

In Cambridge, MA, in the 1970s & 1980s, Fowler built a health maintenance organization for cars - Carplan - and served for over a decade on the board of directors of the progressive Fayerweather Street School, where he was known for his long hair and his trademark shaggy orange sheepskin vest. In the 1990s, Fowler lived for a time in the former parsonage of the Follen Community Church in Lexington, MA, which he attended with his second wife, Diane Kell and their daughter, Lindsey.

Following work at Abt Associates Inc. and Lotus Development Corporation, Fowler joined the management team at Kemper Masterson, Inc., in 1992, where he directed the company's expansion into European pharmaceutical industry consulting markets. In 1996 Fowler left KMI to found LGM Corporation, a business consulting firm whose clients included large multinational companies with operations in the US, Europe, Mexico, and Brazil. For more than a decade preceding his death, Fowler and his wife Diane lived part-time in France and Switzerland while Fowler built his consulting business in Europe. Still fluent in Portuguese, Fowler also spent considerable time in Brazil, where he built a strong business relationship with the South American software firm Active.

Fowler is survived in Arlington, MA by his daughter, Lindsey Kell Fowler; and by his granddaughter, Donna Ciel Fowler. He is survived in Santa Fe by his wife, Diane Gayle Kell; his son, Mike Foreman Fowler; his grandson, Owen Thomas Fowler; his sister, Cleo Gay Fowler; and his nephew, Aaron William Fowler.

A celebration of Fowler's life will be held on September 26 in Santa Fe. For information, please contact Aaron Fowler at (505)699- 7237 or

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Story Source: The Santa Fe New Mexican

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By Edith DeVincenzi ( on Saturday, August 23, 2008 - 12:48 am: Edit Post

I am looking for Christina Came who was one of the 35 who trained at Univ of NM in 1963 and left for Espirito Santo, Brazil on Feb 23, 1964.
Please call or email Eydie DeVincenzi (954)786-1067 or (954) 495-0407

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