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Merle Janette (Mills) Cowan
September 21, 1935 ~ March 1, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Merle (Mills) Cowan, 87 of Sierra Vista passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
Merle, a daughter of the late Cecil A. and Beatrice R. (Richardson) Mills. Merle was born in Thomasville, Georgia on September 21, 1935. She was raised in Florida and Georgia and attended local schools and graduated from Davenport High School. She was the Worthy Grand Matron of the Eastern Star of Arizona 1994-95.
In addition to her parents, Merle was predeceased by her husband Robert E. Cowan, her brother, Larry, a sister, Joanne, a nephew Wayne Mills and a grandson, Jeremy Bright.
She is survived by her daughter, Patti M. Bright (Robert) ; her son, Richard D. O’Steen (Karen) Stepdaughter Carol Cowan (Rich), four granddaughters, Jenna, Kyla, Keara and Katelyn, Step grandson RW Wood, Step great grandson, Forrest. Also, nephews Tony Raulerson and Johnny Mills and a niece Pamela.
Family and friends are asked to meet on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 10:00 AM for funeral services for Merle, at the Tombstone Community Congregational Church, 116 East Allen Street, Tombstone.
Rites of Committal and interment with follow in Tombstone City Cemetery, Tombstone.
Hatfield Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.