Ted Cowan

Ted Cowan of Seattle and Issaquah died Thursday, May 12 age 89. Ted was born the 7th of August, 1926 to Thomas Cowan and Elsie Schell Cowan in Seattle. He grew up in Montlake, graduated from Garfield High School, and soon was drafted into the US Army. After training as a medic, he shipped out to the Pacific Theater. As a medic, he followed the Marines into battle to treat his fellow soldiers in many of the largest and most brutal battles in World War II.

He married Lola McBee September 3, 1949. They built their own house south of Issaquah, and lived there until Lola’s death. They also built a log cabin near Mount Rainier which became their most beloved retreat.

They had two daughters; Valorie (Bob Zimmerman) and Kimberly (Guy Rick Betts). They loved their ten grandchildren and great-grandchildren immensely.

Gather at the LDS church (26800 236th Pl SE, Maple Valley) at 11:00am. He will be laid to rest 1:30pm Monday, May 23 at Tahoma National Cemetery.