ALTAMONT — Monday morning, Bette Cowley had a lifetime of treasures spread out on the bed she and her husband had shared for decades. Ed Cowley died on Saturday morning, Oct. 11, 2014. He was 89.
Mrs. Cowley was making a display to memorialize him for their children. The treasures, mute in a dresser drawer, told of a life that was both broad and deeply rooted. He was an artist, a soldier, a teacher, and a family man.