• Betty G. Cowens
    February 05,2013

    Betty G. Cowens

    Betty G. Cowens

    ST. JOHNSBURY — Betty Gervais Cowens, formerly of North Avenue in St. Johnsbury and most recently of Montpelier, passed away at the Heaton Woods facility in Montpelier on Friday morning, Feb. 1, 2013, at the age of 87.

    Betty was born in St. Johnsbury on April 30, 1925, the daughter of Herbert and Dorothy Mae (James) Gervais. She married Andrew Cowens on Sept. 24, 1945. Betty graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy with the class of 1943.

    Betty excelled at crafts, painting, flower gardening and baking. She loved all sports, music and spending time with her grandchildren, and just simply loved all people.

    She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Comey, of Stowe; three sons, Marty Cowens and wife Charlene, of Littleton, N.H., Dave Cowens and wife Vicki, of Monroe, N.H., “Putt” Cowens and wife Kathy, of Middlesex; seven grandchildren, Eric, Amy and Megan, Jamie and Alison, Kylie and Kristen; two sisters and a brother; nieces and nephews.

    Family and friends will gather in St. Johnsbury at the Sayles Funeral Home this Friday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.

    A Mass will be celebrated in St. Johnsbury on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church. Spring burial will take place in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

    Memorial contributions, marked for “Activities Fund,” could be directed to Heaton Woods, 10 Heaton St., Montpelier, VT 05602.

    Condolences may be shared privately with the family at www.saylesfh.com. Sayles Funeral Home is located at 525 Summer St. in St. Johnsbury.

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