Margarite Jane Gritz Cowan


Born June 2, 1941. Deceased Dec. 19, 2022

Jane was born and raised in Mesita, Colo., to George M. Gritz and Neamah W. (Welch) Gritz. She was preceded in death by her husband, Danial G. Cowan, daughter-in-law, Barbara (Neil) Cowan, sisters, Vera Anthony and A. Joan Harrison. Jane is survived by her four children Neil Cowan, Cynthia (Ben) Smith, John (Susan) Cowan, a brother Richard (Judith) Gritz, and a sister Nina (Leonard) Zobel.

Jane attended Mesita Elementary School and Centennial Union High School in San Luis, Colo.

Jane raised her four children as a Naval Officer’s wife transporting her children from coast-to-coast following Dan to his assigned stations. The Cowan family lived on Naval Bases and at Naval Stations while Dan was deployed around the world.

Dan and Jan lived in Macon, Ga., prior to their moving to La Jara, Colo., for 10 years prior to Dan’s death. Jane then moved back to Macon, Ga., to be close to her children and grandchildren, whom she loved so much.

Jane knew her Savior and had a deep relationship with her Lord, Jesus

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