October 5, 1940 – June 6, 2013
Carolyn Cowden, 72, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 10, 2013 at Iles Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Chapel in Madrid. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Liberty Cemetery, rural Woodward.
Carolyn was born October 5, 1940, the daughter of Donald and Marjorie Lester in Ogden, where she lived most of her life. Carolyn worked at the Madrid Home from 1959 – 1965 as a nurse’s aide. On March 4, 1965 she was united in marriage to Lester Cowden in Ogden.
Carolyn enjoyed fishing, cooking, country music, especially the Old Timer’s Band, puzzles, playing Bingo and mushroom hunting.
She is survived by her husband, Lester of Ogden; son, Tracy (Cynthia) Cowden of Ogden and their daughters, Elizabeth and Ashley; son, Todd Cowden of Perry; a brother, Ronald “Butch” (Sheryle) Lester of Ogden; sister-in-law, Louise (Terry) Mercer of Woodward; brother-in-law, Don Cowden of Woodward; several nieces; a nephew and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marilyn Stines; nieces, Carol Jean LeMaster and Cheryl Lynn LeMaster; nephew, Ron Lester and sister-in-law, Marla Cowden.
Memorials may be directed to her family.
ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ SUNDBERG/KIRKPATRICK CHAPEL.Information provided by: Iles Funeral Homes Sundberg- Kirkpatrick Chapel 202 S. Market Street Madrid, IA 50156 www.ilesfuneralhomes.com