March 22, 1990-December 14, 2017
Tommy Stowell was born in Boise, Idaho on March 22, 1990 to loving parents, Randy and Marvi Stowell. He was raised on several large ranches in Nevada, and the family’s ranch in Hagerman, Idaho where he attended school. Tommy passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 14, 2017.
From an early age, Tommy loved riding horses, roping everything in sight- including his mom and sister, and working on the ranch. Tommy’s work ethic was evident from a young age, someone you could always depend on. While learning the tricks of the trade from his dad, he became a talented rancher, cowboy, and horsemen. Tommy had a passion for hooking up the team and had a natural ability to read cows and horses.
Tommy was an incredibly loving sibling, who showed his love through harassing his older brother, Charley, and his younger sister, Sara, with practical jokes and constant entertainment. He had an impeccable ability to manipulate any set of rules to match his agenda, leaving teachers speechless and friends in awe. From the beginning, his parents knew they had a special boy who would run the show with his quick wit.
In his time away from the ranch, Tommy enjoyed participating in ranch rodeos, fishing with Jay and the gang, hunting, swimming, surfing, shooting pool, and playing grandma in a game of cards. Tommy walked around with a ready grin on his face, eager to test his sense of humor on anybody in sight. Tommy never felt the need to dress the “cowboy” part. It was evident from the loop he threw that wearing pink shirts, ball caps and vans was not going to stop him from being a deluxe cowboy. His sensitive side was evident in his love for puppies, colts, and leppy calves.
Tommy was the life of the party with a contagious smile and an infectious laugh. He lived his life to the fullest, savoring each moment. He was everyone’s best friend and was always willing to help anyone out in need. He found joy in fixing what was broken, rather than searching for something new. He lived more in his twenty-seven years than most people do in a lifetime.
He is survived by his parents Randy and Marvi of Hagerman; brother Charley Buehler (Jessica Watson) of Boise; sister Sara (Connor) Stowell-Brown of Hagerman; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Vera Keyser, and paternal grandparents Verland and Grace Stowell.
Funeral services for Tommy will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 12:30 pm at the Hagerman Christian Center in Hagerman, Idaho.
A graveside service with follow at the Hagerman Cemetery. Please bring your branding irons to brand his casket. There will also be a bonfire at the family home following the services.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the family by following the obituary link at www.demarayfuneralservice.com.