Jim Kowash passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at his home in Malad, Idaho. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, LaVeta Kowash; his children Anita (Dale) Shouse of McCune, Kansas; Bernice Kowash of Tremonton, Utah; James Kowash of Malad, Idaho; Joyce (Kevin) Hofman of Malad, Idaho; Louise (Jon) Hotchkiss of Eugene, Oregon; ten grandchildren, and two great-grandsons. He is also survived by his brothers Paul and Dave Kowash of Woodburn, Oregon and many nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter. A funeral mass was held Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Malad Presbyterian church with interment in the Malad cemetery.