Gary Lee Gow

February 18, 1939June 25, 2013

Gary Lee Gow was born on February 18, 1939. He passed peacefully on June 24, 2013 at his home in Spokane Washington. Gary was born on February 18, 1939 to John A Gow and Bessie L Gow in Spokane, Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers; Albert Gow and Gerald Gow. He is survived by his children, Dallas (Buddy) Gow, Leona Gow, Gary Douglas Gow, his brothers Pat Gow and Tom Gow, his grandchildren; Angie Palaniuk, Llea Kelly, Joshua Gow and Nathan Gow, great grandchildren; Paityn Palaniuk & Connor Gow, as well as a blended family of granddaughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gary has an aunt and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Gary was raised on a dairy farm in Elk, Washington. He was a veteran in the Coast Guard, served in the Air National Guard and was a retired Spokane Police detective. He loved his family, his good friends and his animals more than anything in this world. He enjoyed; politics, good jokes, wildlife, fishing and hunting. He was active on the LEOFF1 retirement board and had served on the Board of Directors at the Spokane Law Enforcement Credit Union (SLECU). Gary asked that no flowers be sent, instead any contributions be made to the Brian Orchard memorial fund that still exists today at SLECU. Gary you will be loved and missed by many. Rest in peace Dad. We love you. A memorial service will be held at Ball & Dodd, 5100 W. Wellesley Ave., Spokane on Saturday July 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 13, 2013

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Win, Kevin, Alison and Rachel Lee

July 8, 2013

Gary has always been a special part of our family. He will be greatly missed. Love you always Gary!

Terri Hill

July 8, 2013

Gary, The (SilverFox) you back in the day! You will be missed you have always ran through my mind from time to time and you always will. Thank you for being that great friend to my mom! (Joan Hill).
Rest in peace

July 8, 2013

Gary and I knew each other since the late 80's. We went fishing, hunting and enjoyed each other's company for many years. His sense of humor was outstanding and no matter what he always had a smile for you. Soar with the Eagles, my friend. You will be missed.

Pam Arnold(Walla Walla)

Anne Hiatt

July 8, 2013

Gary, thank you for the friendship you have given my Mom, Pam Arnold, over the years. You were a blessing.

Pat Henry

July 6, 2013

I knew Gary for a lot of years and we were friends . We worked together and
had a couple now and then over the years . He was a good man, and a good cop..

Pat henry ( Spokane Wa )

Llea Kelley

July 4, 2013

Grandpa Gow, I will miss that warm soft voice saying "hey there turkey feather" I will miss you so very much...Lil' Llea

July 2, 2013

Gary, I cannot think of you without smiling, I loved that humor and was always eager to hear one of your stories. I am glad we became friends.
Ann Curl (Spangle, WA)

Jack Summers and Elaine Forster

July 1, 2013

Gary was a faithful auction customer of ours, and often attended with his Mom (RIP)and brothers. He could always be counted on to present a bit of humor an lots of smiles. My daughters always looked forward to teasing him and his brother. We could also count on him to purchase a lot of stuff for his yard sales. It was a joke to have him purchase at the auction and then have him attempt to sell it back to us at his sale. He will be missed.

Loni Gow

July 1, 2013

Loni Gow

July 1, 2013