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Eli Sherwood Fowler III, 75

| September 8, 2020 7:00 AM

Eli “Woody” Sherwood Fowler III, 75, of Post Falls, Idaho, passed away at The Schneidmiller House in August 2020. Eli was born in 1945 in Kingman, Ariz., to Eli Fowler Jr. and Joan (Graves) Fowler.

As a child, Eli and his family moved around before settling in Maryland, where he would begin college. During college he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for more than two years in Vietnam. After returning from war, he continued his education and obtained his bachelor’s degree. During this time Eli married his first wife, Elizabeth, and they had one daughter: Corrine. They moved to the Spokane area together in 1978.

Eli married his second wife, Margaret, in the early 1980s and would later divorce her in the mid 1980s. In 1994, he married his third wife, Esther Evalynn “Lynn” Burrell. Throughout this time Eli worked as a sales service representative throughout the Spokane, Wash., and Post Falls, Idaho, locations.

Eli loved animals especially his rescue dogs and cats. He also was an avid stamp collector. In the colder months, he enjoyed building World War II model airplanes.

Eli is survived by his wife, Lynn of Post Falls, Idaho; daughter, Corrine (Jason) Hede of Georgia; stepchildren, Les (Amaryah) LaFleur of Nebraska, Aric of Colfax, Wash., LaDisa (Mike) Allen of Otis Orchards, Wash.; brother, Kevin (Mona) Fowler; a sister; and two grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Eli was preceded in death by his mother, Joan; father, Eli; brother, Robin; and step-grandson, Gerrin LaFleur

A celebration of life will be held Sept. 26, 2020, at 2 p.m. at The Halfway House in Troy — 14891 Bull Lake Rd, Troy, MT 59935.