Patricia Mackey Cowan

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Patricia Mackey Cowan

Pat Cowan passed away bravely fighting a terrible disease to the final bell and was surrounded by her beloved Family from start to finish. The Lord ended her pain and took her to Heaven on January 13, 2022. Pat was the only child of Dorothy Sue and Kenneth William Mackey born on September 11, 1938, at Methodist Hospital, in Dallas, Texas.

Although Pat was an only child, she was never alone. Her Mother was one of eleven children and Pat was constantly surrounded by aunts, uncles, and cousins. Pat spent her childhood in Dallas with frequent trips to visit family members in Miami. Pat graduated from South Oak Cliff High School in 1956 where she was a member of the Golden Bear Drill Team. Pat's family members were pioneers of the charter boat and big game fishing industry out of Baker's Haulover at the north end of Miami Beach.

Pat married Orvil Cowan on July 1, 1966, and they raised five children together. Pat was predeceased by her husband, Orvil, and is survived by their 5 children, 10 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Pat loved her Family more than anything on this Earth and was a devoted Mother and Grandma to the very end. Surviving children are daughter Tawn Park Brown (husband Michael), son Larry Park (wife Ellen), daughter Lisa Park, son Patrick Cowan (wife Nicole), and son Michael Cowan (wife Kerri). Surviving grandchildren and great-grandchildren are Leighton Brown (daughter Lillian), Shelly Brown Kroll (husband Randy and daughters Kaylee, Kennedi & Kendall), Kenneth Park, Leslie Brown Luna (husband Adrian and daughter Olivia), Kevin Park (wife Ciera), Sean Park (wife Lacey and daughter Paizlee), Zoe Cowan, Mia Cowan, Alexander Cowan, and Jacob Cowan. Pat created the family tradition of baking Christmas cookies with her children and her grandchildren. That tradition will live on bringing sweet memories and comfort to the Family.

Pat was a faithful Baptist Lady her entire life and one of her favorite Bible verses was Romans 12:12. She loved her Church and especially her friends also known as the "Church Ladies". Sunday Church and lunch afterwards with the Church Ladies were highlights of her weekly life in her later years. Pat also loved gardening flowers and vegetables. She was a huge animal lover, and amazingly, could make all dogs and cats get along. Pat was a wonderful artist. Before she took up art classes in her retirement, Pat would paint annual stars & stripes t-shirts for all the grandchildren on July 4th. Her paintings will remain treasures for the whole family to enjoy. Pat also enjoyed sports and was an avid participant in the annual Family Bowl Pickin' Contest and March Madness Brackets. Pat always did her March Madness Brackets in pencil and, for some unknown reason, loved Duke Basketball.

Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Harrell Funeral Home, 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin, Texas 78745. A service celebrating Pat's life will be held 10:00 – 11:00 am, Monday, January 17, 2022, at Kinney Avenue Christian Church, 1801 Kinney Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704. A short graveside service will follow at 3:00 pm, Pear Valley Cemetery, CR 308, McCulloch County, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Faded Blue Jeans Ministry, c/o of Kinney Avenue Christian Church.

Posted online on January 15, 2022

Published in Brownwood Bulletin

Service Information

Visitation

Harrell Funeral Home, Frontier Trail, Austin, TX 78745
January 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral

Kinney Avenue Christian Church, Kinney Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
January 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

Burial

Pear Valley Cemetary, McCullough County, TX
January 17, 2022 at 3:00 pm
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Patricia Mackey Cowan

Patricia Mackey Cowan

Pat Cowan passed away bravely fighting a terrible disease to the final bell and was surrounded by her beloved Family from start to finish. The Lord ended her pain and took her to Heaven on January 13, 2022. Pat was the only child of Dorothy Sue and Kenneth William Mackey born on September 11, 1938, at Methodist Hospital, in Dallas, Texas.

Although Pat was an only child, she was never alone. Her Mother was one of eleven children and Pat was constantly surrounded by aunts, uncles, and cousins. Pat spent her childhood in Dallas with frequent trips to visit family members in Miami. Pat graduated from South Oak Cliff High School in 1956 where she was a member of the Golden Bear Drill Team. Pat's family members were pioneers of the charter boat and big game fishing industry out of Baker's Haulover at the north end of Miami Beach.

Pat married Orvil Cowan on July 1, 1966, and they raised five children together. Pat was predeceased by her husband, Orvil, and is survived by their 5 children, 10 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Pat loved her Family more than anything on this Earth and was a devoted Mother and Grandma to the very end. Surviving children are daughter Tawn Park Brown (husband Michael), son Larry Park (wife Ellen), daughter Lisa Park, son Patrick Cowan (wife Nicole), and son Michael Cowan (wife Kerri). Surviving grandchildren and great-grandchildren are Leighton Brown (daughter Lillian), Shelly Brown Kroll (husband Randy and daughters Kaylee, Kennedi & Kendall), Kenneth Park, Leslie Brown Luna (husband Adrian and daughter Olivia), Kevin Park (wife Ciera), Sean Park (wife Lacey and daughter Paizlee), Zoe Cowan, Mia Cowan, Alexander Cowan, and Jacob Cowan. Pat created the family tradition of baking Christmas cookies with her children and her grandchildren. That tradition will live on bringing sweet memories and comfort to the Family.

Pat was a faithful Baptist Lady her entire life and one of her favorite Bible verses was Romans 12:12. She loved her Church and especially her friends also known as the "Church Ladies". Sunday Church and lunch afterwards with the Church Ladies were highlights of her weekly life in her later years. Pat also loved gardening flowers and vegetables. She was a huge animal lover, and amazingly, could make all dogs and cats get along. Pat was a wonderful artist. Before she took up art classes in her retirement, Pat would paint annual stars & stripes t-shirts for all the grandchildren on July 4th. Her paintings will remain treasures for the whole family to enjoy. Pat also enjoyed sports and was an avid participant in the annual Family Bowl Pickin' Contest and March Madness Brackets. Pat always did her March Madness Brackets in pencil and, for some unknown reason, loved Duke Basketball.

Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Harrell Funeral Home, 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin, Texas 78745. A service celebrating Pat's life will be held 10:00 – 11:00 am, Monday, January 17, 2022, at Kinney Avenue Christian Church, 1801 Kinney Avenue, Austin, Texas 78704. A short graveside service will follow at 3:00 pm, Pear Valley Cemetery, CR 308, McCulloch County, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Faded Blue Jeans Ministry, c/o of Kinney Avenue Christian Church.

Posted online on January 15, 2022

Published in Brownwood Bulletin

Service Information

Visitation

Harrell Funeral Home, Frontier Trail, Austin, TX 78745
January 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral

Kinney Avenue Christian Church, Kinney Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
January 17, 2022 at 10:00 am

Burial

Pear Valley Cemetary, McCullough County, TX
January 17, 2022 at 3:00 pm