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.
Messages & Condolences
Tim, Riley and family, we’re so sorry for your loss. We just found out about it. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. If there is anything we can do just let us know.
My most sincere condolences to Julie’s family. I knew Julie from the young womens cancer support group at LMH. I thought of Julie as unique source of support. She was so willing to share her story, encouragement, and humor-things that were so important as one goes through an illness like cancer. I always appreciated her honesty and keeping it real attitude. I felt a bond with her and my heart weeps for the loss. I will always think fondly of her-and I am grateful for the touch she hand in my life. Riley, her husband, and family will be in my prayers. God bless each of you during this time.
Tim, Riley and family: My heart breaks for your loss. Julie was so brave and has passed on so many of her wonderful qualities to Riley. She will be dearly missed by many.
Tim, Riley, Rhonda and family-
My deepest condolences to all of you at the loss of Julie. She was a wonderful friend and I will miss her terribly. She was such a beautiful, brave, caring person. My heart aches for all of you. I will keep her wonderful smile in my heart forever.
Julie was one of my very first friends I had the pleasure of meeting way back in kindergarten at Kennedy Elementary School. We had lost contact after graduation but I feel very fortunate that we had reconnected online.
My heart goes out to her husband, daughter, mother and the rest of her family. Although she has left us here on earth…..heaven has gained a wonderful angel.
May time help heal your sadness and cherish all the wonderful memories made with Julie. I will deeply miss her….
So sorry to hear of Julie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Much love. Bill, Patty, Uncle Jack, Aunt Betty, Chris and Stacey.
Tim, Riley and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and minds are with you.
Tim, Riley and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss.. You are in our hearts and minds.
Tim, Riley and Family, Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for the loss of Julie. From experience I know there is nothing anyone can say to make the loss go away but my hope is just knowing you are loved will make your hurt lighter. God Bless and keep you. My love to you all.
Rhonda, Tim and Riley,
I’m so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I’m glad I got a chance to meet Julie and get to know her a little bit. May God comfort you all.
Tim, Riley and family – I so enjoyed my time spent with Julie and you too, Riley, when you would come to visit. Julie was great to be with at cross stitch camp, making me laugh with her funny comments. I used to tease her about me being her personal shopper when she needed things from The Silver Needle in Tulsa. She chuckled over that! She has been a bright spot in my life and I miss her greatly. My kids loved her too – she was one of a kind. She loved her family and wanted to make sure she wasn’t a burden especially as her disease took over. She was so courageous during her battle, and I will remember her with a smile.
Riley, Tim and Rhonda,
Julie was a person who really touched my heart
She was fun to be around, easy to talk to, and had a wonderfully infectious smile. She will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss. Linda Kriss
Tim, Riley, Rhonda and family. I am so very sad and sorry for your loss. I will miss Julie.
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