Carl Cowan, 78 passed away August 28, 2022, at home with his wife at his side.
He is survived by Rosemarie his wife of 42 years and two sons, Robert (Krista) Cowan Washington State and Michael (Tina) Cowan, Vail, Arizona. Grandchildren Charles Cowan, Vail, Arizona and Michaela (Jake) McCormick, Washington State.
Born in Reedley, California to Homer and Helen (Abshier) Cowan, he attended school in Norman, Oklahoma. At 17 he enlisted in the military service in the U.S. Air Force that took him all over the world. Eventually, bringing him to Davis Monthan AFB. He retired from active duty in 1974. He continued to serve in the Air National Guard until 1984.
He began a second 25-year career in 1974 with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy. His second retirement in 1984.
Well known for his favorite attire custom cowboy boots and hat. Numerous family members including several generations of nieces and nephews enjoyed his love of the outdoors. Camping, fishing, and his famous road trips to visit family and friends. If you were lucky a ride on one of his horses kept at the Cowan Corral.
A celebration of Carl’s life Mass will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 10 am St Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 2727 W. Tangerine Road, Oro Valley, Arizona 85742.
In honor of Carl the family request attire of your favorite western wear or school colors of the University of Oklahoma or the University of Arizona.
There will be no graveside service. Cremation handled by Adair Avalon Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Tunnel 2 Towers.org.