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Judy A. Cowen
July 16, 1958 - April 4, 2017

Judy A. Cowen
Jul 16, 1958 - Apr 4, 2017

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Age 58 of Forest Lake. Loving Wife, Mom, Grandma, Daughter, Sister, passed away suddenly on April 4, 2017. Judy was a wonderful grandma, passionate about her Border Terriers, and loved the outdoors.

Preceded in death by father, Russell; mother-in-law, Marlene. Survived by beloved husband, Doug; children, Lindsey (Johnny) Streefland, Brent (Sara), Trevor (Emily Stachel); granddaughters, Chloe, Sydney, Sophie; mother, Joan Miles; siblings, Jackie (Leigh) Ellis, Bob (Kim) Miles, Brian (Connie) Miles; father-in-law, Roy; four legged friends, Phoebe, Lark & Skimmer; many nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends.

A Celebration of Judy's Life 11 AM Monday April 10th at Hosanna Lutheran Church, 9300 Scandia Trail N, Forest Lake with visitation beginning at 9 AM until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family.

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Peggy Gawarecki on Apr 20, 2017

Brent and family, deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss!

Peg & John Gawarecki
North St Paul, MN

karen on Apr 10, 2017

Doug, so sorry for the great loss to you and your family. I know she will be greatly missed.

Your cousin Karen

Lynn Ball-Hickey on Apr 9, 2017

So sorry for your loss .... We met Judy a few years ago .... border terrier club ...she was such a caring ,outgoing, truly genuine person

Kristi Mahn on Apr 7, 2017

Lindsey and Family,
I'm so sorry to get this news. Thinking of you and praying for you...

Judy and Bill on Apr 6, 2017

Our deepest sorrow for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Holly Whetstone on Apr 6, 2017

I also met Judy through Border Terriers. She was such a ray of sunshine, warm and giving to everyone. She will be greatly missed

Amy Olson on Apr 6, 2017

Doug and family, our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you take this journey with grief.
- Tom and Amy Olson

Tracey Lund on Apr 5, 2017

We are so very sad and sorry to hear of Judy's passing, Doug. We've been thinking of you, Trevor, Lindsey & Brent and pray for strength for all of you. Judy will be missed - she was a wonderful person.
John, Tracey, Cody & Carlie

Beth Cashwiler on Apr 5, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. I met Judy last year at the border terrier specialty. She was so kind and easy to talk with. She will be missed.

D'Arcy Downs-Vollbracht on Apr 5, 2017

Judy was kind and funny. I look forward to seeing her at every national specialty and will miss her. I hope her family knows how much she will be missed by Border Terrier people and that she won't be forgotten.

Marg Pough on Apr 5, 2017

I met Judy through the world of Border Terriers. We saw each other once a year at Specialty shows, and she was always willing to help anyone. Her wonderful smile is what I will remember. I know she will live on the the hearts of her family. My thoughts are with you.

Sue Belson on Apr 5, 2017

I'm so sorry about the loss of your wife, mother, siblings, and grandmother. I hope Judy is dancing in heaven with the angels, showing her dogs in conformation, competing in barn hunts and earthdog trials. RIP

Ann Katona on Apr 5, 2017

I am deeply saddened to learn of Judy's passing. I am another who met Judy through the world of dog showing. My thoughts and prayers are with Judy's family.

Rhelda Hughes on Apr 5, 2017

Sending loving, caring thoughts to Judy's family and friends. The world, and especially the Border Terrier world, will miss her light...so very sorry...

Darcy Bartholomay Full Throttle Terriers on Apr 5, 2017

Such a great loss for her family and friends and certainly the border terrier community. She was always there with a smile and a congratulations or encouragement. Judy will be greatly missed.

Joni campbell on Apr 5, 2017

I cannot imagine this world without Judy in it. She lit up a room with her smile. She was an inspiration to so many. My deepest sympathy to Doug and family.
Joni Campbell

Tim Carey on Apr 5, 2017

Judy was a great person, always so friendly. Enjoyed seeing her at the National Spe ialties with her dogs. A great Border Terrier person, she will be missed by our community.

Lori Hinz Bandelow on Apr 5, 2017

Shocked and sadden with your loss... Judy was one of my sisters in a Church Family School. I grew up seeing her everyday from grade school to high school. Such a loss of a beautiful spirit!

Amanda Lucas on Apr 5, 2017

Doug, Brent, Lindsey, and Trevor,

So stunned and saddened by Judy's passing. She was a marvelous neighbor to my grandparents Bruce and Dot as well as to us when we lived there too. We wish we could be at her celebration of life but are currently away. Please accept our deepest condolences, you're all in our prayers.

Amanda Lucas, Bruce and Gina Lindholm

Kathy Henning on Apr 5, 2017

I also met Judy through the world of border terriers. In the last few years, she became one of our best friends. We had such wonderful times together, and she was like family. I can't believe my phone will ding now, and it won't be from Judy. The picture of her on the left is pure Judy. Sparkling eyes, huge smile full of teeth, and those dimples! I can't believe she is gone, but she enriched our world beyond measure while she was with us.
One of my favorite songs is from "Wicked," and it's been playing in my head all day:
"I've heard it said
That people come into our lives
For a reason,
Bringing something we must learn.
And we are led to those who help us most to grow
If we let them. And we help them in return.
Well, I don't know if I believe that's true,
but I know I'm who I am today because I knew you.

Like a comet pulled from orbit as it passes the sun,
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood.
Who can say if I've been changed for the better
But because I knew you.
I have been changed for good.

Love you, Judy.

Kathy Henning

Dick Rueter on Apr 5, 2017

Judy was a force of nature. Friendly, funny, fun loving. Generous with her time. Smart as a whip. She will be missed in the dog world, and the many other places she walked in the world. Feeling so bad for Doug, her kids, and extended family.

Cathy Meyer on Apr 5, 2017

I met Judy at a border terrier specialty in 2014. She offered to groom my girl for me. She took the time to help someone in need. I soon realized that this was not an unusual act for this lovely caring person. I never saw her without that wonderful smile of hers. She was a friend from that point on. I always will remember the warmth of her heart. She will be missed by everyone. Thank you Judy for being you.

Diane Thom on Apr 5, 2017

Doug and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for you. Judy always had such a warm smile and was so friendly when she stopped up when she spent the day working with you. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Diane and Mike

Laurale Stern on Apr 5, 2017

I met Judy through our love of border terriers and came to enjoy her as a good friend with a ready smile and great enthusiasm for life. She will be so missed by everyone who knew her and loved her.

Char Chmielewski on Apr 5, 2017

Lindsey, Johnny and Syd- I'm so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.
Char

Jack and Donna on Apr 4, 2017

Doug, Lindsay, Brent and Trevor and families, we are shocked and heartbroken. We will sure miss Judy's smile and "hello neighbor", her willingness to help, no matter how busy her life was. She was the bestest dear friend and great neighbor. Keeping you in our prayers. Our love to you all, Jack and Donna

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Apr
10
Monday
9:00 AM -
11:00 AM
Hosanna Lutheran Church
9300 Scandia Trail North
Forest Lake, Minnesota 55025

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Apr
10
Monday
11:00 AM
Hosanna Lutheran Church
9300 Scandia Trail North
Forest Lake, Minnesota 55025

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