Gary Dean Cowan
Aug 8, 1949 - Mar 14, 2014
Gary Dean Cowan, 64, of Elverta, CA passed away on March 14, 2014 of Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00pm March 20, 2014 at Sierra Hills Memorial Park, East Lawn Mortuary at 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, CA. Pat Redmond will be officiating the celebration of life at the mortuary followed by a reception.
Gary was born in Coalinga, CA on August 8, 1949. He graduated from Coalinga High School and continued on to West Hills College in Coalinga.
Gary was married to Anne on October 31, 1981; they were married 33 wonderful years.
Gary was self-employed at Porter Muffler Service for 25 years and assisted local residents throughout this time. As a solemn man, he was a wonderful father and friend. His dry wit was enjoyable and will be missed immensely. He was an avid car enthusiast and channeled this passion into creating a 1934 Roadster. Gary participated several years in racing competitions and won his first title as Super Gas Champion 2013 NHRA National Open–Sacramento Raceway Park. His passion also included many motocycle adventures with friends.
Gary is survived by his wife Anne, son Michael (Samantha) of San Diego, daughter Sarah, grandchildren Isaiah, Ava and many friends.
Gary is preceded in death by his parents Murl and Helen and brother James.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations my be given to American Cancer Society via their website at www.cancer.org on his behalf. The family of Gary D. Cowan wishes to thank Kaiser Roseville Oncology, ICU units and Vitas Hospice for their wonderful care. We are eternally grateful.