AUBURN - Marjorie Sarah Brooks Cowan, 98, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, of Hampden and Auburn, passed away Aug. 14, 2012. Marjorie was born April 28, 1914, in Erving, Mass., the daughter of Leo and Jennie Brooks.
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As a young woman, Mrs. Cowan attended Fitchburg State Teachers College and nursing school. In 1943 she married Robert Cushman Cowan, her husband for nearly 60 years. In 1975 she moved to Maine, where she enjoyed being a homemaker and spending time at the ocean. A devout Christian, Marge was a member of Hampden Congregational Church, a Bible study leader and a lifelong volunteer in church activities. She loved playing the piano, but her greatest joy was her family.
She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Cowan of Quincy, Mass., and Judith Rizk of Lewiston; grandchildren, Robert Rizk and Sarah Rizk of Seven Fields, Pa., and Karima Rizk and Robert O'Connell of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; great-grandchildren, Ocean and Lily O'Connell and Elizabeth and Katherine Rizk. She is also survived by two sisters, Beatrice Parziale of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Margaret Vaillencourt of Orange, Mass.; as well as nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Hampden Congregational Church. Condolences may be expressed at www.funeralalternatives.net.
Published in BDN Maine on August 18, 2012