March 3, 1933 – February 19, 2015
Theodore “Ted” Philip Sowers Jr. (81), resident of St. Maries, ID died February 19 at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham. He was born March 3, 1933 to Theodore and Alice (Wert) Sowers Sr. in Indianapolis, IN. On February 16, 1955, he married Elinor Mae Ireland in Indianapolis. They lived in Blaine for 30 years before moving to St. Maries in 1996. As an adult, he attended Western Washington University. He worked as an electrician for Intalco Aluminum, and retired there. Ted enjoyed collecting guns and new adventures such as kayaking, scuba diving, bowling, crossbow, archery, canoeing, fishing and hunting. His love for life will be missed by his family. He died in Whatcom County where many of his children and grandchildren were able to spend time with him before his passing. Ted is survived by his wife Elinor, Bellingham, daughters Debra (Rollie) Raper, Bellingham, and Mavis (Daniel) Dean, Spokane, and sons Troy (Susan) Sowers, Custer, and Craig (Kimberley) Sowers, Blaine. Also surviving are his brother Ronald Sowers of Freedom, IN and 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 1 great, great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by brother Allen Sowers and sister Vickie Farris. At Ted’s request, there will be no services.