Frank Gary Towell

December 28, 1941 ~ January 1, 2021 (age 79)


Frank Gary Towell, 79, passed away at home on January 1st, 2021, of natural causes.

Gary as he was known was born on December 28, 1941 to Frank and Virgie Towell. He was raised in Boise, graduating from Boise High School in 1961.  Before graduating, he met and married Earlene Hatmaker Montgomery. They had 4 children. Gary later met and married Janet Ann McCullough in 1972 and became the step-father to her 2 children.

Gary made his career in wastewater management. Early in his career he worked for a short time at the Payette wastewater treatment plant before moving his family to Nampa, ID after accepting a position as Superintendent at the Nampa Wastewater Treatment Plant where he worked for 25 years. Gary also served as the president for the Pacific
Northwest Pollution Control Association (PNPCA) from 1981-1983. Late in his career Gary accepted a position as the superintendent of the Caldwell Wastewater Treatment Plant where he worked until he retired. During his career he won several awards including the Willian D. Hatfield award in 1981 for outstanding performance and advancement in water pollution control.

Gary started collecting outhouses as a result of his many years in wastewater management.

Gary had a great love for music that lead him to join The Boise Chordsman, where he was part of a barbershop quartet. He also enjoyed singing in the church choir. His favorite song was Amazing Grace. 

Gary was extremely devoted to his family and friends, often spending hours on the phone speaking with them. He was never afraid to show emotion and love to those around him. Gary was know for his enthusiasm for gadgets and technology.

Gary is preceded in death by his son Monty Towell, his parents, Frank and Virgie Towell, a brother, Kenny Towell, sister, Donna Carpenter.

He is survived by his wife of 48yrs, Janet Towell, a sister, Colleen Johnson, his children, Cory Towell, Randy Towell, Jenny Towell Schenk, Sharon Detwiler and James (Jimmy) Detwiler, 9 grandchildren, 7 great- grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3015 S. Kimball Ave, Caldwell, ID 83605 on Thursday January 7th at 2PM.

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January 7, 2021

2:00 PM
LDS Church Kimball Ave
3015 S. Kimball Ave
Caldwell, ID 83605

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