Larry Milton Bowles was born in Orofino, Idaho on October 4, 1940 to Edith and Emil Bowles. He passed away peacefully at his home in Nezperce, Idaho surrounded by family on March 25, 2023.
Larry honorably served in the United States Marine Corps from 1959-1961. After exiting the service, he moved back to Nezperce, Idaho where he worked for Nezperce Railroad & Robert ‘Red’ Boyer and many other local businesses.
He moved to Pendleton, Oregon where he met his wife, Susan. They were wed on March 26, 1982 and shared 41 years of marriage together. Together they started a ground application business - Bowles Spraying - that they owned and operated together from 1982-2001. Larry and Susan moved back to Nezperce, Idaho in 1984 and have remained part of the community ever since.
Larry always had a passion for aviation, agriculture and lending a helping hand to his fellow community. He served in several positions in his 82 years of life but was most notably known as a snow plow driver for Lewis County, partsman for St. John Hardware and a farm hand for Nezperce Ag and Branson Farms.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Susan Bowles, and his children, Mike Bowles of Boise, David Bowles of West Virginia, Hollie Bowles-Bryan (Todd) of Post Falls and Sheila Bowles-Arnzen of Grangeville. Along with his grandchildren - Joshua, Jacob, Christina, Rose & McKenna Bowles - Hailey Stewart - Kyra Weiss & Weston Arnzen.
A private inurnment service was held at the Nezperce Cemetery on March 30, 2023 at 10 am. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. Send condolences to the family at blackmerfuneralhome.com.
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