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Cowles, Charles Clem – Obituary

Charles Clem Cowles, 70, of 2225 14th St., Baker, died at his home Friday following a sudden illness.

Funeral is Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Beatty Chapel, with the Rev. Marvin Carr of the First Christian Church and Brother Robert W. Maxwell of Baker Masonic Lodge No. 47 A.F. and A.M. officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Cowles was born April 4, 1906 to Charles and Jessie A. Beecher Cowles in Huntington. He received his education in Troutdale and as a young man fired on a steam ship for the Shaver Navigation Co. on the Columbia River. He later moved to Cove where he farmed and married Ada Burford Dec. 31, 1936. They farmed in the Alicel area for a number of years.

In 1949, they moved to Baker where he was employed by Burnt River Lumber Co. before he began working for Union Pacific Railroad. He was employed there for 23 years and in 1971 retired from the railroad.

He was a member of the Cove Masonic Lodge No. 91 A.F. amd A.M., Baker York Rite Bodies, Al Kader Temple and the Baker Shriners.

Survivors include his wife, Ada Cowles, Baker; son Gordon Cowles, Portland; many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

The Family suggests contributions to the Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children in memoriam. Contributions may be given at Beatty Chapel.

Contributed by: Margaret Shinoki

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