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Richard W. Cowen

November 1, 1944 - December 21, 2018

Richard W. Cowen, born November 1, 1944 passed away December 21, 2018. Born in Bellaire, Ohio to Marjory and Duane Cowen, who moved their family to Texas in 1955. Rick was educated at Sam Houston on a rodeo scholarship and continued to rodeo for the next 15 years. He was a proud member of the PRCA, champion bullrider and Master
Hatter with Stelzig's Western Wear in Houston. He was an avid hunter, enjoying both deer and goose hunting with family.

He was predeceased by his father, mother and brothers Dan and Curtis, and is survived by his daughter and son-in-law August D'Ann and Cole Runk of New Ulm, grandsons JC Warren Cowen Runk and Hunter Wayne Runk; his sister and brother-in-law Carol and Kamel Girgis of Alleyton, and niece and nephew Magda K.Girgis and Chris Girgis and their families, and special friends Don Sisk and family and Rod Brantner.

Private services for family and a memorial service will be announced in the near future.

For those who desire, donations may be made to Lee County Royalty Fund for the Lee County Play Day Association in memory of Richard Cowen, P.O. Box 132, Giddings, TX 78942, or the charity of your choice.


Richard W. Cowen
November 1, 1944 - December 21, 2018

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