Mary Alice Cowden, 81, dies on Oct. 9

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KENT - Mary Alice Cowden of Kent and Midland died on Oct 9, 2013, at the age of 81 years. A memorial service will be at 10:30 am, Nov 26, at the Pecos Funeral Home in Pecos. A private family interment will be at the family ranch at Kent. She was a wife and homemaker who, along with her husband, raised three children on the family ranch. She loved to cook and was well known for the home cooked meals she fed to their many and frequent visitors to the ranch. She is survived by two daughters, Lou Cowden Edwards and husband Tim of Kent, and Lynne Cowden Gibson of Ketchum, Idaho; one son, Dr. Wm. Lee Cowden and wife Nancy, of Mertzon; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and stepmother; one brother; and her husband, W.H. "Bill" Cowden, Jr. to whom she was married for 59 years. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Midland at 911 West Texas, Midland 79701. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com
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