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Larry R Bowcutt

May 7, 1944 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Larry Bowcutt Obituary


Larry Bowcutt left for  his heavenly home on January 20th. 2024. Larry was born in Ogden Utah to Eva May Hunt Bowcutt and Richard Amos Bowcutt on May 7th 1944. Larry attendant school in Ogden UT. and graduated from Webber high school in 1962.

Larry played baseball, football and loved skiing. Larry was on the ski patrole at Snow Basin Ski Resort. He also rodeoed winning a spot  at the National High School Finals in Valentine Nebraska in the bull riding and steer wrestling representing the state of Utah. He and his  family moved to Parkdale Oregon right after graduation and Larry attended Chevron School. After completion he moved to Arlington OR to work in the station.

While living there he met his wife Emlie Kelley fell in love and they eloped to Lewiston Idaho on March 27, 1964.

In 1966 they were blessed with their son Kelley and then in 1970 along came Gordon. They lived in Goldendale until the fall of 1970 and moved to the family ranch in Roosevelt WA..

Larry enjoyed working for the OK Tire and Rubber Co. for 10 years until they closed. Larry was kept on when they sold the company to transport equipment from Goldendale to  Gunnersville Alabama. Following that he started his career in the paving industry. Larry started working for Interstate Paving Company in The Dalles Oregon moved onto Dave Lopez Paving out of Salem Oregon. Larry finished his career in paving with Bayview Transit out of Seaside Oregon where he also started his Son Gordons career with paving in the fall of 1989. Larry came back to Roosevelt and broke ground on Rebanco Regional Landfill where he was key to the beginning footprint of starting  the landfill. Throughout the years of service at Rebanco he moved from equipment operator to construction foreman working with both sons  for the company until he he retired in 2009.

Larry loved bowling and golf and he was recognized as bowler of the year at Golden Lanes in Goldendale WA.

One of Larry's highlights was winning $10,000 in the Washington State Lottery. He never missed buying a ticket each week after that.

Larrys  true love (other than his wife Emlie) was Rodeo. He was a long time member of the NPRA as a competitor and judge.

Along with working for stock contractor Danny Green. In 1994 he was very proud of his sons Kelley, Gordon and Jamie Wilsey starting Gold Buckle Rodeo Company. Gordon and Jamie moved on to their own dreams while Larry stayed with Kelley and continued their dream of Gold Buckle Rodeo Company. Larry helped out in any way he could to be a part of the rodeo. 

Larry is survived by by his wife Emlie of 59 years, son Kelley and wife Patti, son Gordon and wife Kim. Grandchildren Cassidy Rose Bowcutt and Dennis. Devon Holden, Marley Cooper, Taylor Fletcher, Holly Heilman and Travis. Heather Beierle and Justin. Great Granddaughters Paisley Hill and Hadlee Beierle. Larrys rodeo family that lived with the Bowcutts. Carl Ryan, Joel Knapp Ned Cross, Charlie Barker, Bryan Barker, Nate Story, Bryan Marshall and Johnny Espeland. Many nieces and nephews. His sister n laws Ronna Bowcutt and Karen Mains.

Viewing and visitation will be held on Saturday, Jan. 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.  with funeral service to start at 11:00 a.m. at the Bickleton Evangelical Community Church, Bickleton, WA. Burial will follow at the Bickleton I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Bickleton, WA.   Those wishing to honor Larry's memory may contribute to the Alder Creek Pioneer Association. 

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Viewing and Visitation
January 27, 2024

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Bickleton Evangelical Community Church (Bickleton, WA)

Funeral Service
January 27, 2024

11:00 AM
Bickleton Evangelical Community Church (Bickleton, WA)

Interment Following Funeral Service
January 27, 2024

Bickleton I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Bickleton, WA 99322


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