Bobby E. Cowden passed away on June 26, 2019. He is survived by his daughter, Marnalea (Michael) Chacon of Manhattan Beach, Calif.; grandchildren, Robin Barrow (Ramon) of Fort Worth, Texas, Jill Barrow (Scott) of St. Paul Minn., and Zachary Barrow (Pamela) of Brooklyn, N.Y.; great-grandchildren, Luna and Paikea of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and son-in-law, Gary Barrow of Russellville, Ark. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sally Jane (Knez) Cowden; daughter, D'Anne Michelle Barrow (Cowden); and parents, Bertha and John Henry Cowden. Bobby was born in Gypsum, Colo. in 1926. He joined the Navy in January 1944. He was part of the invasion of Okinawa and landed as part of the 96th Infantry Division. He was honorably discharged from the Navy on January 1946. He moved to Pueblo in 1949 and started the N.O. Nelson Company. Bobby and his beloved wife Sally (Knez)married on March 24, 1951. A celebration of life, 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford Ave., followed by the burial at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Bobby E. Cowden to Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. To Gary Barrow,
    Gary, I was saddened to hear about Bobby’s death, but more shocked to learn about D’Anne’s passing. You have my sincere condolences.

  2. I met Bob at Bonaventure. I have family there, but Bob always made a point to talk to us and after a while I enjoyed visiting with him too. He was a delightful man and I truly enjoyed our many conversations. I will miss him greatly, his insight, wisdom and quick laugh were what truly set him apart from others. I am very sad for his family and you will all remain in my prayers.

  3. To my Uncle Bob. Will always love and respect you forever. You we’re always close to me and we always talked. You were there for me to listen me and tell me how to get through my troubles. Uncle Bob was a very great hearted man. God rest in peace Someday well meet again.

  4. The Nicholas family loved Bob like he was one of our family. From my parents, John & Wanda Potter & Mike’s parents, Nick & Connie Nicholas, all three of our boysMichael, Jeff & Jack. They thought of him as another grandpa and now of course our grand children,’Konnor, Madi, Olivia, Hannah, Teegan & Parker, Bob was part of this family. We will all miss him dearly! Godspeed and be free of your pain, Bob!

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