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Information for Walter Ray Bowles
19 November, 1897
6 March, 1974
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
March, 1974
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Walter Ray Bowles

     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 Funeral Chapel.
     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.