Bowman "Bo" Hinckley, age 86 of Fairbanks, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at his home due to heart failure.
Bo was born on April 14, 1931 in Moline, IL to Bowman and Helga (Gregersen) Hinckley. His family moved to Miami FL where he was raised. He attended Ponce de Leon High School and both the University of Miami and Mexico City College. Bo married Kay Arnold on June 24, 1959 in Coldwater, MI and their son, Torg, was born in 1961.
Bo moved his family to Fairbanks in the record cold winter of 1961, arriving to begin a 20-year career with BLM. Bowman loved working in the Public Information Room at BLM helping Alaskans find and file homesteads, mining claims, and trade and manufacturing sites. Bo found Fairbanks to be a perfect place. He enjoyed many days at his cabin in Salcha cutting and chopping wood to heat his house in town. After retirement he explored every gravel road in Alaska and the Yukon. Alaska was truly his home and he loved his life here. Bo said he had 80 great years and a few lousy ones. “Sic Transit Gloria Mundi”.
Bo was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Gregg Robert Hinckley, and nephew, Richard Maloy. He is survived by his loving wife, Kay Arnold Hinckley of Fairbanks, son, Torg Hinckley of Anchorage, sister, Nancy Hinckley Maloy of Florida, niece, Nancy Maloy Sheets (Tim) of Florida, nephew, Olee Arnold (Sarah and Isla) of Central, AK, and special neighbors Ruth O`Malley, Jack Ewers and Sara Ewers Coleman. He will be greatly missed by his cat, Leo and many friends near and far.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.