Warren Cameron Dowling

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Former Malibu resident Warren Cameron Dowling died Sept. 20 at a hospital in Bremerton, Wash. following a two-year struggle with a brain tumor. He was 51.

Dowling was born March 26, 1953 in Santa Monica. He was a resident of the Malibu area all his life until moving to Washington in July 2002. Dowling received his education in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.

While in college, Dowling was busily engaged in his own retail rug business in Malibu. His career evolved into an independent contractor and landscaping business that he operated for friends. Dowling’s home was on leased land at the junction of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway that is now being converted into a state park.

Dowling was a bachelor who loved life on the Pacific Ocean and in the mountains. After he had helped his parents move to the Olympic Peninsula in 1994, he became an enthusiastic explorer of the Olympic National Park and British Columbia.

Dowling is survived by his parents, William and Dorothy, his brother, Wendell and his sisters, Carol and Janet.

Dowling will return to the Pacific Ocean in a private ceremony for members of his immediate family.