Katherine Cowan

Katherine Anne Hacker Cowan, 92, of Bryan and formerly of Brownsville, passed away Friday, May 15th in Bryan.

“Katy”, to her many friends, was born in Brownsville, Texas to Oswald and Magdalena Hacker the youngest of 5 children. She served in the US Navy as a nurse in WWII. In 1947, Katy married James H. Cowan and had 4 children. She was a school nurse for the Brownsville Consolidated School District. They moved to Hialeah, Florida in 1959 where she worked as a hospital nurse. After Jimmie retired in 1981, they moved back to Brownsville. Following Jimmie’s death, she moved to Bryan in 2007 to be near a daughter.

Katy was a member of Faith and First Presbyterian Churches of Brownsville, Friendship Presbyterian Church of Hialeah, Florida and lastly First Presbyterian Church of Bryan. She loved her family, friends and animals. Her hobbies included artistic painting and plants. She was loved and admired for her friendly, caring personality and her witty sense of humor.

Katherine was preceded in death by her husband James of 50 years, her 4 sisters, 1 brother and 2 grandsons (Tad Norman and Andrew Cowan). She is survived by her 4 children and their spouses, Patricia and Richard Norman of San Antonio, Mary Sue and John Nettum of College Station, James III and Sharon Cowan of Dunnellon FL, William and Linda Cowan of Williston, FL. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren – Chan Norman Weeks, Gwen Norman Martin, Nat Nettum, Cristina Cowan Chin, Christopher Cowan, Josh Cowan, Debbie Cowan, Whitney Cowan Clarke, Johanna Cowan, Myra Cowan and 12 great grandchildren.

Memorial Service held at Waldenbrooke Estates, 2410 Memorial Drive, Bryan, Texas at 1:30 pm on Saturday, June 6, 2015.

Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory, locally owned in Bryan College Station, Texas.

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  1. Our sincere Condolences for your loss from Michael Kuboviak, and my late wife Jeanne Kuboviak. Additionally on behalf of the many friends of Katy, especially Berry Everson, the Brownsville Presbyterian Church and the Brownsville Art League.
    June 5, 2015

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