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Cowen, Gerald E.

July 14, 1931 –
 December 7, 2020



Gerald Edwin Cowen, 89 of Frisco, TX
passed away Dec 7, 2020
Gerald was born July 14, 1931 in Galatin, TX
to W.E. & Ruth Cowen.
His family  moved to Frisco when he was  an infant  and where he lived out his life
He is survived by his children:
Tracy Watson, wife Paula of Clifton, TX
Susie , husband Roy Patricio of Frisco
Polly Zapotocky of Ft. Worth
Grand Children:  Crystal and husband Andrew Hoeveler of Freeland, WA
Josh Watson, wife Elizabeth of San Diego, Ca
Jeffrey Watson of San Antonio, TX
Nathan Zapotocky, wife Cat of The Woodlands, TX
Erin and husband Matt Doughty of Keller, TX
Great Grandchildren: Max & Ada Zapotocky
Ryder & Ava Doughty
Dagney & Penn Watson
As well as many nieces & nephews
Preceded in death by his wife, Betty, Son-in Law Mark Zapotocky
his parents and all 7 of  his siblings.
He was an Army Veteran serving  in the Korean Conflict.
He retired from Friendly Chevrolet in 1999 after  41 years as a Service Advisor
then  worked  for Capps Rental Company until 2008
8 Thoughts on Cowen, Gerald E.
    Jim Cowen
    11 Dec 2020

    Sorry for you loss! I was just thinking about going to see him, I will miss him!

    Beth Dugan
    11 Dec 2020

    I am very thankful to have been able to enjoy Gerald as a friend and neighbor. He always shared a joke or flying story with us. Rest peacefully!

    Sherry Amerson
    11 Dec 2020

    Gosh I thought the world of this man ( my ex father-in-law) wonderful funny thankful I got to see him off and on..sending love and sympathy to all Gerald’s family ❤️

    Laurie Richardson
    11 Dec 2020

    Susie & family, I am sorry for your loss. I feel honored to have met him.

    Gerald I Lorance
    12 Dec 2020

    Uncle Gerald was such a great man, fun to swap military experiences with, loved his family very much. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with his immediate family.

    rose and joe
    12 Dec 2020

    Susie and Roy we are so sorry to hear about your dad our thoughts and prayers to you and your family
    God rest hiss soul

    Marjorie jenkins
    13 Dec 2020

    Sorry to hear this. He and my husband were together in basic training at Fott Hood and San Antonio and we somehow lost touch. May God comfort his family.

    Sam Roach
    13 Dec 2020

    Prayers and condolences to Gearld’s family.

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