May 14, 1938 ~ November 18, 2022

Born in: Pueblo, CO
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with
compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12

Our kind, gentle, loving father and grandfather, Earl William Cowley, passed into eternity on November 18, 2022.

Earl was born in Pueblo, Colorado on May 14, 1938. He lived in Pueblo throughout his life. Earl served his country as a staff sergeant in the Army National Guard from 1959 through 1965. He married Dorothy Mae Wright in Lubbock, Texas on April 2, 1960. They made their home in Pueblo, Colorado. Earl attended college at Colorado State University and later Pueblo Community College. Over the course of his career, he worked at Nukolls Packing Company, Pueblo Gas and Fuel, and Public Service Company Comanche Power Plant.

Earl is survived by his five children: Tesse Kramer (Randall), Vincent Cowley (Nancy), Kimberly Morgan (Robert), Audrey Slorf (Larry), and Patricia Brown (Michael). He is also survived by sixteen grandchildren (three of their spouses and two of their fiancées) and one great-grandchild. Earl was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dorothy Cowley, his infant son, Victor Cowley, parents, Frank and Audrey F. Cowley, brother, James Cowley, and nephew, Scott Cowley.

Earl was a talented musician playing the cornet from a very young age. He enjoyed sharing his musical talent by participating in the Pueblo Municipal Band, Shriners Band, CSU-Pueblo Band, and Southern Colorado Community Band over the years. Earl had a passion for history and travel. He created many wonderful memories of backpacking and road trips with his family. Earl delighted in the family pets and watching wildlife, especially the hummingbirds and squirrels that visited feeders in his yard. He also took pleasure in photography and tending his garden. He was fun-loving, whether attending various family celebrations, playing Santa Claus at company and adoption agency parties, or sharing adventures with his grandkids. Nothing brought him more joy than his family. Earl was a devoted husband and loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He dedicated his life to providing and caring for his family never missing the opportunity to share in their interests and express his love for each of them. He will be missed beyond measure.

A private burial service will take place at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers and gifts, please keep the family in your prayers.

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  1. CandleImageWe are so sorry to hear of Earl’s passing. We are just heartbroken. Earl was such a kind and friendly man. We are happy to have called him our friend. Our condolences to the family. Keeping all in our prayers and thoughts. We will miss him dearly at Pueblo Municipal Band.

  2. Earl was a kind, compassionate co-worker. I never experienced any difference with Earl. He always treated all as equals to himself. Rest In Peace Earl.

  3. Earl was a wonderful gentleman and I enjoyed working with him for many years. We will be praying for his family.

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