Robert Hampton Bowles (04/21/1938 - 05/06/2011)

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  • "I didn't know Bob too well but was ion theater with Sally..."
    - Bill Walton
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    - Ralph and Cathy Householder
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Robert Hampton Bowles, age 73, of Spokane Washington died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, May 6, 2011. His memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 24th and Grand Blvd., Spokane, WA.

Robert (Bob) was born April 21, 1938, in Spokane, WA. A graduate from North Central High School, he was a star quarterback. Bob also enjoyed playing softball, was an avid golfer, loved fishing on Lake Pend O'reille and fly fishing on the smaller area lakes. He attended the University of Washington and remained a diehard Husky fan.

In 1962, Bob married Sally Bane in Ogden, UT and had three children together, Tamara Bowles Marshall, Bradley Bowles and Christopher Bowles. They later divorced in 1992. Bob married Linda Locke in 1998 who remained with him until his passing.

Bob started with State Farm Insurance on March 20, 1966, the day his son Brad was born. He had a long successful career with State Farm as an Agent, Agency Manager, Agency Director and Agency Field Executive. He retired from State Farm in 1998 after 32 years.

Surviving are his wife, Linda; his children Tammy Bowles Marshall (husband Russ), Brad Bowles (wife Susan) and Chris Bowles (wife Tara); his grandchildren Brian, Nicholas, Madison, Emma, Hannah and Grayson. Also surviving are Linda's daughters, Cristen Locke-Avlonitis (husband Tony) their children Kostas and Chloe as well as Lauren Locke and her son Payton.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the .


Published in Spokesman-Review from May 8 to May 9, 2011
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