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Lynn Cowan (Tulia)

January 18, 1930 — December 28, 2020

Lynn Cowan (Tulia)

Tulia, Texas—Julian Lynn Cowan, 90, died Monday, December 28, 2020 in Tulia, Texas. A memorial service will be held in the summer of 2021 at a time when more people will be able to join and celebrate Lynn’s wonderful life. Arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia. Lynn was born January 18, 1930 in Tulia to Chester and Verdie Cowan. He was born an identical twin to his brother, Joe Murray Cowan. He grew up in Tulia, and graduated Tulia High School in 1947 and graduated from Texas Tech University in 1951 with a BBA degree in Accounting. At Tech, he was a member of the Red Raider band for four years as a saxophone player. Lynn faithfully served his country in the Navy for a number of years after college. On January 26, 1957, Lynn married Christine Ann Hannon in Midland, Texas and had a long and loving marriage with Christine for almost 64 years. They produced two great sons, Daniel (“Danny“) Lynn Cowan born October 12, 1958 and Barry Wayne Cowan, Esq., born December 23, 1961. Lynn worked with several oil and gas companies in the accounting field including Phillips Petroleum for 12 years and then moved back to Tulia to co-manage the family farm. Throughout his life, Lynn served his community and was always willing to help others. He was a devoted Boy Scout and served as a Scout Master for 14 years. He received many accolades and Scouting’s highest honors including Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver Award, Order of the Arrow and the Vigil Honor Order of the Arrow, resulting in his induction into the Boy Scout Hall of Fame. Lynn was a member of the First Baptist Church for more than 50 years where he sang in the choir. He was a Founding Director of the Swisher Area Foundation and Board Member. His service to the community also included the following: volunteer caretaker of Blue Grass Park, spending many hours on the Royal Theater renovation, volunteer at Good Shepherd Christian Outreach, helping with Panhandle Community Service Projects and serving as a crossing guard to protect Tulia’s schoolchildren. Given Lynn’s extensive community involvement, Lynn received the Tulia Chamber of Commerce, Citizen of the Year, Community Service Award in April 2003. He is survived by his wife Christine Cowan of Tulia, TX; son Danny Cowan and his wife Cynthia Cowan of Dallas, TX; son Barry Cowan, Esq., and his wife Felicity Fowler Cowan, Esq., of Dallas, TX; his sister Gloria Kessinger of Colorado Springs, CO; his twin brother, Joe Cowan of Amarillo, TX; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank many individuals for their outpouring of support and assistance during these times and would like to especially thank the following: Linda & Bobby Shipp, Jill & Matthew Marshall, Mark Wyatt, Karen Barnett and Sylvia Bernal. Donations can be made to the Swisher County Senior Citizens Center, the First Baptist Church in Tulia or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.kornerstonefunerals.com.
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