Doris Cowan

Doris Cowan

Wednesday, September 13th, 1922 Friday, December 28th, 2018

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Obituary for Doris Eva Cowan

Doris Eva Mulliner-Cowan was born on September 13, 1922 to Victor and Mary Mulliner in Twin Falls, Idaho. She was the oldest of five siblings; one sister, Erma, three baby brothers, Don, Clyde and Gary.
She always commented that her 13th birthday fell on Friday, the 13th.
The Mulliner family moved from Idaho to California where Doris grew up in El Monte.
While working at Douglas Aircraft just before WWII, she met her soulmate, partner and husband of 57 years Fred “Freddie” Ross Cowan. He passed away on December 4, 2000.
When he proposed she said “yes” but told him she was too young and they would have to wait until she was twenty one, another year plus. They actually were married on July 25, 1943 just three months shy of her 21st birthday.
Soon afterwards, Fred was drafted and Doris followed him around the country until he was sent overseas. Doris lived in their newly purchased two bedroom house in West L.A. where she renting rooms to other wives and girlfriends of service men until Fred came home.
Fred returned from the service in 1945. They began a family in 1947 with the birth of Sandra Lee. In 1949 Stephen Ross was born and finally in 1950 Rhonda Lynn was born. They had two girls and a boy and decided they wanted another boy, but four children in one bedroom would be pretty tight. So, in 1954 they moved into a three bedroom home on a ½ acre located in Tarzana in the San Fernando Valley. In 1955 Bradley Scott was born to complete the family.
They lived in the same house for 60 years, watching their children grow up to have children of their own. They have 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren with one more on the way.
She and Freddie enjoyed being part of numerous bowling leagues, taking ballroom dancing lesson, then practicing in the living room. They went square dancing, loved playing card and board games with family and friends. They took road trips with their children to visit various museums, national parks and many other wondrous sites of the western U.S and Mexico.
Doris had a wonderful life of 96 years and passed away on December 28, 2018. She is now enjoying lawn bowling and dancing under the stars with Freddie.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 9:30am - 10:00am
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    5520 Topeka Drive
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    Saturday, January 12th, 2019
    9:30am - 10:00am
  • Service

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 | 10:00am
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    5520 Topeka Drive
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    Saturday, January 12th, 2019
    Bishop Yang
  • Interment

    Oakwood Memorial Park
    22601 Lassen St.
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Rhonda Cowan

I miss you, but am consoled that you are now in the arms of your beloved Freddie, your mother, father, sister and brothers. I feel lost that I won't be able to call and hear your voice or go by to see you, hold your hand and show you pictures of all your grand kids and great grand kids as they grow up. Will see you again one day. I love you, Rhon.
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Sandy Bob Perkins

Bob and I will miss you and think of you everyday but are consoled in the thought that you and Dad are together again. So enjoy the lawn bowling and dancing under the stars together.
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I am sorry for your loss. May God provide you comfort and strength during this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4.
Comment | Posted at 07:48am via Condolence


I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved Doris. Please find comfort in the loving promise from our Heavenly Father Jehovah that we can see our loved ones again right here on earth and not experience sickness, sorrow or death again at Revelation 21:3,4.
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