Jeannette Marie Cowden, 86, passed away in Texas while with her daughter Marie.
A fifty-year resident of Gardnerville, Jeannette was born and raised in San Francisco and France. She enjoyed traveling, reading good books, crossword puzzles and visiting with her friends and family.
She was a dental assistant for 20 years while working in San Francisco and Gardnerville with her husband, Dr. George Cowden. She retired from Douglas County Public Health Services in 1986. She was a member of St. Gall's Women's Society, Carson Valley Literary Club and past member of the Douglas County Central Republican Committee.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. George Cowden and son, George G. Cowden.
She is survived by her son Gregg (Kathleen) of Gardnerville, daughter Marie (Gary) Rabel of Texas, daughter Jeannie (Jerry) Sapp of Yerington, seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be 10 a.m., August 7 at St. Gall's Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Carson Valley Historical Society, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville, Nevada 89410.
Private burial will be at Mottsville Cemetery.