Walter H. Stowe was born on September 30,1930 in El Paso, Texas to H.W.B. and Myrtle Stowe. Walter attended Austin High School and Texas Western College where he met the love of his life, Patricia Patrick, who he married on March 28,1952. He then went to work at the First State Bank where he was a cashier until he joined his father-in-law, Pat Patrick in the insurance business and together they formed Patrick and Stowe Insurance. Walter began his own company in 1965, Tri-State Insurance Agency. He later merged with Rogers and Belding Insurance and continued as a partner there until his retirement in 2002. He and Trish moved to Alto, New Mexico later that year where he was active in golf and together they enjoyed an active social life and made many wonderful friends to add to their many life-long El Paso friends. Throughout his life, Walter was active in many charitable organizations and the Lions Crippled Children's Camp was most near and dear to his heart.
Walter had a life-long passion for golf and anyone who ever played with him would remark on his "memorable swing". In spite of that swing he managed to have a career 4 holes in one. Walter was a kind and loving man and much beloved by his family and all who knew him. In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy, and brother, Gerald.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Patricia 'Trish" Stowe; daughters, Linda Ward (Don), Ann Sedita (Louis), Amy Case (Randy) and Cindy Stowe, sister, Irma Weise (Chuck) as well as 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and his dear sisters-in-law, Dorothy Folk (Larry) and Mary McPherson (Doug) who spent many weeks helping Trish care for Walter. The family is most grateful to them and to the Ruidoso Hospice team who helped guide the family through the last few months.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bonito Volunteer Fire Department in Alto, New Mexico or The Humane Society of Lincoln County, New Mexico.
His memorial service will be Monday, May 7, in The Church of Saint Clement, 810 N. Campbell, El Paso, TX 79902
Dear Amy and family,
I will always remember your sweet dad with a smile and hold dear the fond memories of the times I spent with your mom and him. I feel blessed to have known him. May the many years and wonderful memories you shared with him give you much comfort. My prayers are with you and your family.
Connie DodsonDallas, TX
Oh my gosh, Walter was the darling of all his daughters' girl friends - such a gentleman (along with being a gentle man), a wonderful host, and just so much fun to be with! He was well-loved and loved well himself, and will be dearly missed!
Debbie MillerDallas, TX
Our deepest sympathies to you and your entire family during this difficult time. Prayers for strength and support throughout the process of grieving a wonderful man. Love, Sue and Mike
Sue and Mike KearinsDallas, TX
Dear Amy and Randy and family:
Tim and I are so sorry to learn of your father,s passing.
However he will be remembered and honored by the wonderful family that he leaves behind that loved him so very much.
You are all in our prayers!
Suzanne and Tim Schutze
Suzanne & Tim SchutzeDallas, TX
Dear Walter, thank you for all the kindness you and Trish showed me as I was growing up. I could always count on the safety of your home and always being welcomed there by your family. You and Trish always made room for me. For that I am forever grateful.
My prayers are for those who love you here on Earth, as you make your Journey up The River of Stars. xox
Cathy GouchGreenfield, MA
My dear Uncle Walter, dear brother to my mother, Irma Jean Stowe Korniloff Wiese. You left behind a legacy of kindness, humor, and big-hearted generosity of spirit. We love you, Aunt Tricia and your whole family so very dearly. May your spirit continue to bless us all forevermore.
Kathryn KorniloffLos Angeles, CA