Phyllis Lorraine Cowgill, 77, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at The Denver Hospice Care Center in Denver, Colo. Born April 6, 1937, in Pueblo, Colo., she was the daughter of the late Louis and Philomena Spagnoli. Survived by her daughter, Antonette (Thomas I. III) Reed of Denver; son, Frank D. (Michelle) Cowgill, III of Pueblo; sister, Mariann Giarratano of Denver; sister in law, Judith Peterson of Denver; grandchildren, Alexandra (Christopher), Brittany, Garrett, Sybastian, Brooke, and Shelby; and numerous nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank D. Cowgill, Jr.; daughter, Victoria Cowgill; and brother, Charles Spagnoli. Phyllis was a life long business woman, first with Creditors Exchange Inc. and most recently with her shop, Embellish with Phyllis. She also loved to cook, garden, craft and dance. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel in Pueblo. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Denver Hospice or Sangre De Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. A mother's love forever remains in the memories of her family. Online condolences,

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  1. Dear Toni,

    The loss of a loved one always brings sadness. I hope that beautiful memories of family gatherings will assuage your grief. My heartfelt condolences to you and yours.


  2. The Clark Family is very blessed to have know Frank & Toni’s Mother. She was a great lady. May God hold you in his hand sweet Phyllis. Love, Vernon & Barbara Clark, Steve , Heidi & Holly Clark, Doug, Sue, Megan & Zac Baker, Mike, Sarah, Gage, Taylor & Tyler Bowers.

  3. Aunt Phyllis was not shy. She had a huge, Italian personality in a small body. Her laugh was raucous and the minute she saw you it was “Come here and give me a hug!” I loved her home made cooking, the lasagna, meatballs, ravioli…Mama Mia, right! She endured a lot but she was the most positive person I knew. I’m pretty sure she’s in a better place and I know for a fact that the place she’s in is better because my Aunt Phyllis is there! Love and prayers to Toni and Frankie and all the family who’ll miss her.

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