By HDN staff
CHINOOK George Perry Cowan, 93, long time Chinook resident, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, in a Cut Bank hospital of natural causes.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday in the Assembly of God Church with burial following in Kuper Memorial Cemetery with military honors.
Cowan was born June 28, 1906, at Helena, to George Wm. and Edith M. (Fancher) Cowan. He spent his first six years at the family ranch north of Savoy and the family moved to Chinook in 1912 where he attended schools.
In 1926, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and returned to Chinook in 1928. He was employed with his father in the garage before moving to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he worked as an usher in a theater and also at Fisher Body Plant. He returned to Chinook and was employed at the U & I Sugar Factory before joining the C.B.s during WWII. He was injured over seas and received the purple heart medal.
On Nov. 25, 1933, he married Edith M. Patterson in Chinook.
He returned to Chinook in 1945 and was employed as a clerk and receptionist for Gambles Hardware and the funeral home for a number of years. He moved to Cut Bank three years ago.
Cowan was preceded in death by his wife in 1991.
Survivors include sons, Jim Cowan of Seely Lake and Ted Cowan of Missoula; daughters, Marion Culleton of Cut Bank and Sandy Cowan of Tulsa, Okla.; 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the Assembly of God Church.
Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.