Susan Lynn Cowan Schindewolf , born in Tampa, Florida on April 3, 1951, passed away on November 7, 2012, after a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer. She was a devoted wife and mother, her sons' most enthusiastic athletic supporter, a loyal member of the Wild Moss Neighborhood Bunch, and a loving, influential teacher in Spring, Tomball, and Klein districts (Northampton Elementary) for 28 years, where she was respected and loved for her work ethic, sense of humor, and generous nature.
She was preceded in death by parents Marion Walden Cowan and James Lynn Cowan and brother James Walter (Jamey) Cowan. She is survived by her devoted husband Donald, loving children Erik and wife Kristen, and Carl, and wife Traci, and adored grandchildren Kate, Tripp, Abbey, and Tucker.
She will be dearly missed by brothers and sisters, Steve Cowan and wife Jeanette, Rick Cowan and wife Jan, Peggy Condon and husband Georges, Mary Piehl and husband Vernon, Beverly Cowan, Mark Garrett, and by sister-in-law Janelle Schindewolf Watson, brothers-in-law, Jimmie Schindewolf and wife Carrie, Perry Schindewolf and wife Peggy, cousin Karen Perkovich and husband Joe, honorary "mom" Omelia Barnes, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, co-workers, students, and friends.
Susan's family deeply appreciates the compassion and constant support from Dr. Bridget Fahy and Dr. Garth Beinart, Houston Hospice, and so many caring friends.
Visitation will be Friday, November 9, 2012, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Klein Funeral Home in Tomball, and services will be held Saturday, November 10, at 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church, Spring, TX, the Reverend Dr. Richard Noack officiating. Pallbearers are nephews Aaron Schindewolf, Jerry Cowan, Brian Cowan, Scott Cowan, Adam Lowe, and special family friend Mark Garrett. Donations in her name may be made in lieu of flowers to the Northampton Elementary School for the purchase of library books (6404 Root Rd., Spring, TX, 77389) or to FORCE, 16057 Tampa Palms Blvd. W. PMB #373, Tampa, FL, 33647 (designate in memo: Susan Schindewolf-Hereditary Cancer Research Fund)