Funeral services for Julie Dee Cowdin, 44, Lawrence, will be 10 am. Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. She died Monday at Kansas University Hospital, Kansas City, KS.
She was born May 24, 1968 in Lawrence, the daughter of Karl Bechard and Rhonda Self Young.
Julie graduated Lawrence High School and attended KCKCC. She began a 17 year career at Cutler Repaving Inc. in accounting while still in school where she worked until her death.
She was a member of Bosom Buddies, Young Survivors Coalition, Relay For Life, and Komen For The Cure. Julie enjoyed cross-stitching, reading, going to movies, her 3 Old English Sheepdogs, and spending time with her family.
She married Tim Cowdin on May 7, 1999 in Lawrence. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include her parents, step-father, Charley “Poppy” Young; daughter Riley “Pie-Pie” Cowdin of the home; half-sisters Karen Gwin and Joey Jones.
She will lie in state from noon to 8 pm. Wednesday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8pm.
Memorials may be made to the Riley Cowdin Educational Fund in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.