Charles ‘Jim’ Cowell

Charles Cowell, 62, of Yelm, Washington, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, while being held in the loving arms of his children.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Mae Bently, earlier this year.

Charles joined the police force in Yelm, Washington, in 1973 at just 19 years old. He continued on to retire as a detective at the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office after 26 heroic years.

Charles is survived by his sisters, Carol and Julie; three children, Jaqueline, Christopher and Cassandra; seven grandchildren; and many loved nephews and nieces.

He was an amazing father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He will truly be missed.

A service will be held at noon Jan. 14 at Fir Lane Memorial Park in Spanaway, Washington.

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