Enumclaw resident Raymond R. Cowles died Aug. 7, 2015. He was 80.
He was born Jan. 6, 1935, in Olympia, Wash., to Raymond and Lois Cowles. He graduated from Fife High School in 1952 and joined the U.S. Navy the same year. In 1960 he married Karen Kilpatrick. Following his military service he went to work for the U.S. Post Office, retiring after 35 years. He was also an elder at The Summit in Enumclaw. He loved to fish and play golf and was an avid bowler.
He is survived by his wife his wife of 55 years, Karen Cowles of Enumclaw; sons Michael Cowles and Steven Cowles (Lena); daughter Carolee Neal (Rich); brother Donald Cowles (Sally); and six granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by parents Raymond H. Cowles, Lois Brown and stepmother Eva Cowles.
Memorials can be made to the Evergreen Chapter ALS Association or The Summit Church, Enumclaw.