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Gwen Webster Cowley


1938 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Gwen Webster Cowley Obituary
1938 ~ 2016
Gwen Cowley peacefully passed away January 18, 2016 in Salt Lake City, UT at the age of 77. She was blessed to have her loving family surrounding her during the time of her passing.
Gwen was born July 22, 1938 in Tucson, Arizona to parents Elijah and Isaura Abegg. She attended Brigham Young High School and then Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. Later she married James (Jim) W. Webster, Jr. July 2, 1959 in the Salt Lake Temple, while he was attending medical school in Philadelphia, PA. His training would take them to other cities such as Seattle, WA and Houston, TX where he completed his cardiothoracic surgical training. After which, they settled in Salt Lake City, UT, as Dr. Webster began his medical practice, and Gwen continued to raise their six children.
Following Jim's untimely death in 1982, Gwen married Joseph F. Cowley September 12, 1997 in St. George, UT. They were able to enjoy 18 wonderful years together as they spent time with their 30 grandchildren, traveling, and serving as mission presidents for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the West Virginia Charleston Mission from 2005-2008.
She is preceded in death by her first husband, James W. Webster, Jr. M.D., her parents, and 6 older siblings. She is survived by her husband, Joseph F. Cowley, Jr., and six children: Chari (Bill) Moreton, Robb (Michelle) Webster, Chris (Jeff) Christensen, Richard C. (Heather) Webster, Gary S. (Shawna) Webster, Bryan J. (Holly) Webster, and 17 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at the L.D.S. Cottonwood 12th Ward building, 1750 E. Spring Lane (5240 S.) Holladay, UT. A viewing will be held Friday, January 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Spring Lane chapel, and also one hour prior to the funeral services. Interment will take place at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park (3401 E. Highland Dr. SLC, UT) immediately following the services.
The family is grateful to all of the wonderful care managers at Sunrise Senior Living Center and also Jolene, from Solstice Hospice for their compassionate service.
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Jan. 21 to Jan. 23, 2016
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