Joseph Wesley Mowry of Nampa, Idaho, died of natural causes at a local care center on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Joe was born December 9, 1925 in Minatare, Nebraska, to Henry and Edith Mowry.
After growing up in Minatare with seven brothers, Kenneth, Bill, Gerald, Jim, Hank, Harold, Eugene, and one sister, Elaine, Joe left to join the US Navy. After seeing action in WWII, he returned home to Scottsbluff, where he met and married Darlene Schwartzkopf on December 4, 1947. They moved to Southern Idaho in 1948 where they started their family, having three children, Joette, Kevin and Stacy.
In 1971, Joe and his family moved to Nampa where they lived until 1974. They moved to Kansas City, Kansas, for one year, then to Little Rock, Arkansas, for one year before returning to Nampa in 1976 where he spent the rest of his life.
Joe loved baseball, hunting, fishing, golfing and his horses, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.
Joe is survived by his daughters, Joette (Dave) Teater and Kevin (David) Ballard; his son, Stacy (Michel) Mowry; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside services with US Naval Honors will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 15th at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Karcher Estates, 1127 Caldwell Blvd, Nampa, ID 83651; or Journey’s Hospice, 223 E Amity Ave, Nampa, ID 83686.