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Richard 'Dick' Cowles
April 5, 1935 ~ November 9, 2017
November 25, 2017
Richard "Dick" Cowles, 82, Moyie Springs, passed away peacefully on November 9, 2017, in Coeur D'Alene.

He was born April 5, 1935, to Fred and Fern Cowles in Mansfield, South Dakota. He and his four siblings, Fred, Betty, Jack and Carol, grew up on the family farm in Mellette, South Dakota.

Dick enlisted in the Army after high school graduation.

After his service he moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he met Janice Fonder. They were married on October 11, 1958. They raised five children and lived in Alaska, Arizona and Idaho, in both Bonners Ferry and Moyie Springs, until he moved to Rose Terrace Cottages in Coeur d'Alene two years ago.

He loved the outdoors and was happiest when hiking, hunting and traveling.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Janice and his children; Ann and Phil Granath, Debbie and Gary Pempek, Jerry and Sharon Cowles, Sandy and Conrad Garner and Jim and Carol Cowles. He is also survived by his is grandchildren; Duane and Abby, Derrick and Ashley, Jessica, Erica, Trevor, Caleb and Nathan, Danielle and Tyler, Francis and Greg, Ashley, Chris and Jake, great grandchildren Dylan, Hudson and Gage and siblings Jack and Carol.

He was preceded in death by grandson Jacob Pempek and siblings Fred and Betty..

A special thank-you to Rose Terrace Cottages and Kindred Hospice for the love and compassionate care they gave to Dick and also to his family.

Funeral service was held November 22 at St. George Catholic Church in Post Falls. Yates Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements. Memories may be shared on their website,

In lieu of flowers a donation may be made in his name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 495, Memphis, TN 38101-9801, to the Rose Terrace Cottages Christmas Fund, E206 Indiana, Suite 3, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814, or to Kindred Hospice, 1230 Northwood Center Court, Suite B, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814.