Edward Ray “Mike” Bowles
May 6, 1936
July 26, 2015
He was born to Allen T. and Marjorie Elizabeth Bowles (Quinn), in Riverside, California on May 6, 1936. He graduated from El Segundo High School in El Segundo, California in 1954.
Mike was an Army veteran and served during the end of the Korean war. After being honorably discharged he attended California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly) and graduated in 1964 with a degree in Animal Science and pursued a career in Agriculture. He was a long time leader and early pioneer in the cattle feeding industry in the Texas Panhandle and during that time served as a Texas Cattle Feeders Association President and as a board member for the National Cattlemen’s Association.
He and Juanita Higdon were married in Jaunary 1961 in Inglewood, California.
Bowles is survived by his wife, Juanita; his sons Michael and wife Cassy, Peter and wife Pennie; his grandchildren Madison, Jessica, Skylar, Tucker, and Cooper, and his brother, Steve and wife Laurie Bowles.
A memorial for Mike will be held on Aug. 1 at the Salado United Methodist Church located 650 Royal Street in Salado, Texas. Pastor Lara Franklin will officiate the service. Mike will be laid to rest at the Salado United Methodist Church Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Salado United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 771, Salado, Texas 76571.