Cowles, Stuart C. (June 26, 1911 - February 26, 1986)
Rev. Stuart C. Cowles
Douglas Budget - March 13, 1986Services for the Rev. Stuart C. Cowles were held March 1, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Tarifville, Conn. Father Cowles died at his home in Southwick, Mass., on Feb. 26. He served as the rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Douglas from 1970 until his retirement in 1976.
Father Cowles was born on June 26, 1911. In 1940 he and Miriam Hoxie were married. Before coming to Douglas in 1970 Father Cowles served parishes in Weston, Conn. and Neosho, MO.
During his ministry in Douglas he was instrumental in the promotion of the Clergy Association and the spiritual development of his congregations at Glendo, Esterbrook and Douglas. Bishop David Thornberry, Father Sean Farren and Father Cowles commemorated the diamond jubilee of Christ Church in a special service held Oct. 28, 1973.
Father Cowles is survived by his wife, Miriam, at the family home at 34 Congamond Road, Southwick, Mass., 01077; two daughters, Lyn Kawalewich and Mary Hamler of Overland Park, Kans., and two grandchildren.
A memorial in his name has been established at Christ Church and may be sent to Susan Willox, chairman, Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 1419, Douglas, WY 82633.