NAMPA - Funeral
services for Walter Ray Bowles, 76, 914 N. Midland Blvd., who
died Wednesday at a Nampa hospital following an extended
illness, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Alsip
Bishop Theo Morgan, bishop of the Nampa Fourth Ward,
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will officiate.
Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Bowles was born Nov. 19, 1897 at Afton, Lincoln
County Wyo., in Star Valley, the son of Robert G. and
Elizabeth Amelia Sharp Bowles, and resided there until he was
15 years of age, when he moved to Emmett, Idaho, with his
parents and resided there for a number of years. He went
to work for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1931, and retired on
Jan. 10. 1963.
He was married to Evelyn Alletta Lee at Emmett on Dec.
10, 1942, and their marriage was later sealed on June 22, 1948
in the L.D.S. Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has
been a resident of Nampa since Dec. 15, 1942. He was a
member of the Nampa Fourth Ward, L.D.S. Church, and a member
of the Union Pacific Oldtimers Club No. 14.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Alletta Bowles,
Nampa; one son, M. Sgt. George H. Bowles, with the U.S. Army
at Selfridge Air Force Base, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. E.H.
(Lois) Mabe, Nampa, and Mrs. Lester (Doris) Mabe, Renton,
Wash.; two brothers, Edward Bowles, Chula Vista, Calif., and
Murel Bowles, Hot lake, Ore.; five sisters, Mrs. Maude
Peterson, Nyssa, Ore., Mrs. Isabell McCoy, Pleasant Grove,
Utah, Mrs. Ella Sillivan, LaGrande, Ore., Mrs. Ida McVickers,
Eugene, Ore., and Mrs. Ferne Anderson, Boise; 16
grandchildren, one great-granddaughter and a number of nieces
and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers
and his parents.