James E. Dowler, 79, of Union Gap died Wednesday at Parkside Nursing Care Center.
Mr. Dowler was born in St. Louis, Mo. He was a farm worker.
Survivors include his daughters, Debbie Bage of St. Louis and Sue Hanley of Seal Beach, Calif.
No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are by Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory, Yakima.