OBITUARY

Ralph Edward "Ed" Powell

January 6, 1935April 22, 2018

Ralph Edward "Ed" Powell, of Glenoma, Washington, died peacefully on April 22, 2018, He was 83. Ed was born on January 6, 1935 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He spent his childhood largely outdoors with his siblings on his family's ranch. After serving two years in the U.S. Army, he worked in construction and on ranches before starting his 35 year career with the U.S. Forest Service in Randall, Washington. He looked forward to new adventures every day in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, and enjoyed sharing stories about his encounters with wildlife and nature with his family and friends. Ed was also proud of his 18 year volunteer service with the District 18 Fire Department in Glenoma, Washington. Ed was highly respected in his community and among his peers and family. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, strong work ethic, love of nature, culinary aptitude, and most of all for his devotion to his wife, Rose. Ed is survived by his wife Rose Lee Powell, his sweetheart of 42 years; his daughter Della Burrows and his son Billy Powell, both of California; his stepdaughter Diane Wisniewski of Washington and stepson Danny Lowe of Colorado; multiple generations of grandchildren; his sister Patricia Mack of Colorado; his half brothers Oscar Beck and Charles Beck, both of Colorado. Ed is preceded in death by his mother, Della Eleanor Beck, and father William Henry Powell; his siblings Kenneth Powell, William Powell, Robert Powell, Lillian Powell, Leona Williams, Arthur Powell, Ruth Bowen, Perley Powell, and half brother Joseph Beck. A funeral service will be held Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the LDS church in Morton, Washington at 2:00 p.m. with a burial service to follow at Rainey Valley Cemetery in Glenoma, Washington.

  • FAMILY

  • William Powell, Father
  • Della Beck, Mother
  • Rose Powell, Wife
  • Della Burrows, Daughter
  • Billy Powell, Son
  • Diane Wisniewski, Step Daughter
  • Danny Lowe, Step Son
  • Ed is survived by his sister Patricia Mack; his half brothers Oscar Beck and Charles Beck.
    Ed was preceded in death by his siblings Kenneth Powell, William Powell, Robert Powell, Lillian Powell, Leona Williams, Arthur Powell, Ruth Bowen, Perley Powell, and half brother Joseph Beck.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Larry Pugh
  • Kevin Eastman
  • George Brulatte
  • Dan Lowe
  • Jeff Schroeder
  • Rick Wisniewski
  • Mickey Wells
  • Dustin Miller
  • Jim Hornby

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 26, 2018

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Graveside Service
REMEMBERING

Ralph Edward "Ed" Powell

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