Larry G. Cowling was born to Jennie and Earl Cowling on Aug. 21, 1937, in Aspen, Colo. He spent his childhood on his parent’s ranch on McClean Flats in Aspen and grew up enjoying hunting and fishing.
Larry attended Woody Creek School and was graduated from Aspen High School in 1955. He then went to Mesa College on a football scholarship.
He married Jeanne Apezarena on Nov. 10, 1956. They then moved to Colorado Springs, where they raised their family. He was co-owner of Thermo-Flo Corp. until 1977, then he and Jeanne moved to Meeker, Colo., where he owned and operated Cowling Plumbing and heating until he retired in 2002. He was a member of First Methodist Church of Meeker and served on the board of directors of White River Electric Association for 18 years, until his retirement. He also served on County Rural Electric Board for five years.
After traveling many states in their motor home, he and Jeanne settled in Bigfork, Mont., for 12 years, then they moved to New Castle to be close to their kids and grandkids. They were the joy of his life.
Larry was preceded in death by: his baby son, Larry Tod; his parents; and sister, Joann Ungles.
He is survived by: his wife of 59 years, Jeanne; his brother, Richard Cowling of Boulder, Colo.; his daughter, Tammy Wahl of Castle Rock, Colo.; son Tracey Cowling (Libby) of Glenwood Springs; grandsons Jacob Tharp (Nicole) of Smyrna, Ga., Jeremiah Wedding (Elizabeth) of Lone Tree, Weston Wedding (Kelly) of Lone Tree and Joshua Cowling of Glenwood Springs; granddaughters Allie Lockley (Daniel) of Littleton, Becca Cowling of Glenwood Springs; and great-grandchildren, Eric, Kira, Brody, Lilly, Tyler and Carsten.
A private family graveside service will be held at Redbutte Cemetery in Aspen, Colo. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory to: Hopewest Hospice Care Center, 3090 N. 12th St. Unit B, Grand Junction, Colo., 81506.