Patricia Sharon Rose Cowan (Pat, Patty), 76, of Tuolumne, Calif., passed away on Saturday, December 16th at Doctor’s Hospital in Modesto, Calif.. Patty was born on March 21, 1941 in Larimore, Grand Forks County, North Dakota to Willard and Blanche Cowan. She was the eighth of 10 sisters. Patty was educated at St. Dominic’s Grade School and later graduated from Annunciation High School in Denver, Colorado, in 1960. She also completed Math & Accounting for Business at Ohlone College, Fremont, California.

Pat loved God with all her heart, the mountains and the foothills, gardening, crafts, writing poetry, reading, traveling, her family and life. She was an expert Scrabble player. She cherished her pets, Jake and Sammy.

Pat was preceded in death by sisters, Beverly Ann Cowan, of Denver, Colorado, Eileen Cox, of Chickasaw, Oklahoma and Linda McCallister, of Chickasaw, Oklahoma.

She is survived by daughter, Kathy Bullock and husband, Michael, of Tracy, California; son, Richard Cumelis and wife, Nel of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandchildren, Alexander, Cassandra and Elissa Cumelis, and Michael and Eric Bullock; great grandchildren, Miekaela and Elijah Bullock; sisters, Beryl Jackson, of Centennial, Colorado, Virginia Slater and husband, Sam, of Littleton, Colorado, Phyllis Lenhart, of Arvada, Colorado, Doris Cowan, of Westminster, Colorado, Shirley Hansen, of Lakewood, Colorado and Roberta Cowan, of Aurora, Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Patty was an extremely generous, loving woman with a quick smile and helping hand. Though our hearts are broken losing her, we know she is healed, she is at peace and she is with her Heavenly Father.

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