In memoriam: Bernice Bown
By Ashleigh Petersen

In memoriam: Bernice Bown

Bernice Bown, 89, of Denver, died on April 22, 2022. In 1970, Bernice and her husband, Jack, moved from Wisconsin to Colorado to purchase Butler Rents in Glendale, Colo. The company started with one driver and one salesclerk and has since grown to more than 80 employees.

Bown's daughter, Barbara Bown Wyatt, is managing partner of the business and also previously served as the American Rental Association’s (ARA) Region Seven director from 2018 to 2021.

Bown is survived by her husband Jack; children, Ann Bown, Barbara (Jim) Bown Wyatt and Christopher Bown; and grandchildren, Veronica McLean, Jessica Wyatt and Dalton Wyatt.

Ashleigh Petersen

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Ashleigh Petersen is the digital communications manager for Rental Management. She writes news and feature articles, plus coordinates the monthly Safety Issue and several sections in the magazine. Ashleigh loves spending time with her husband and young son, baking, gardening and listening to true crime and comedy podcasts.

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