Orilla "Rilly" Liston Cowles, 94, of Escalante, Utah, passed away August 28, 1998, in Richfield, Utah.
She was born August 30, 1903, in Escalante, Utah, to Perry M. and Emma Jean Shirts Liston. She married Daniel Henry Cowles, August 22, 1920. The marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple, June 15, 1922. He preceded her in death, August 18, 1986.Orilla was an active member of the LDS Church where she served as Relief Society President and as a counselor. She also served in many other callings. She was a member of the D.U.P.
She is survived by children, Leon and Beth Cowles, Portland, OR; Twila Michelangelo, Richfield; Margean Schow, Escalante; Coleen and Glen Imlay, Evanston, WY; Emma Lou and Wells McInelly, Ellensburg, WA; Alvin and Joanne Cowles; Newell and Dorothy Cowles, both of Richfield; 25 grandchildren; 80 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two great-great-great-grandchildren
Preceded in death by husband; son, Orvil Cowles; ten brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 1, 1998 at 1 p.m. in the Escalante 1st LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call at the Ward Chapel Tuesday 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Escalante Cemetery. Funeral Directors, Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary, Richfield, UT.
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