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Barbara Kowallis

Barbara Kowallis

Thr, Jan 22, 2004

PLEASANT VIEW, Utah - Barbara W. (Cole) Kowallis, passed away peacefully at her home in Pleasant View, Utah, Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at the age of 87 from a short illness.

She had been in ORMC for several days and her family brought her home to Pleasant View to be close to her husband Reinhart who is 93 years old.

Born in Cherryville, Idaho May 28, 1916, the daughter of John William and Pearl Day Whitehead, the oldest of nine children. Barbara married Owen Voss Cole February 12, 1936 in the Logan Temple.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was reared and educated in the Preston Idaho area. She had a special love and talent for music. She made beautiful quilts and was a creative homemaker and gardener. She loved to cook and shared often with family and friends. Voss passed away in 1954 in Twin Falls, Idaho where they farmed, leaving her with five children to raise, Marlene, Barbara Jean, Connie, Jay, and Norma.

She lived and worked in the Filer, Twin Falls area for 22 years, before meeting and marrying Reinhart T.

Kowallis in the Ogden Temple on Mom's birthday, May 28, 1976.

They enjoyed traveling, fishing, gardening, reunions, camping, temple work, and having family visit them often.

Surviving are her husband, Reinhart; their children, Marlene (Dennis) Nielsen, Marsing, Idaho; Barbara Jean (Gary) Peterson, Twin Falls, Idaho; Connie (Darrell) Ogden, Layton, Utah; Jay Owen (Eve) Cole, Rigby, Idaho; Norma (Dick) Parrott, Twin Falls, Idaho; Cheryl (Lynn) Humphreys, Ogden, Utah; Kent (Sheri) Kowallis, American Fork; Jill Mower, Salt Lake; Bart (Julee) Kowallis, Provo, Utah; Kim (Ellen) Kowallis; Midway, Utah; 43 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren; and three expected. Also surviving are her sisters, Emma Barton, Doris Wintch, Vilda Jensen, Reana Christensen, June Rasmussen; one brother Lloyd ÏShortyÏ Whitehead; also many extended family members and special friends, including Glaydon and Anita Ferrin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, three grandchildren and her 1st husband, Voss.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at the old Pleasant View church building at 896 W. Pleasant View Drive, with Bishop Brian Howick of the Pleasant View 12th Ward officiating. Family and friends may call on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary in Ogden, 845 Washington Blvd., and on Saturday from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the church.

Interment will be at Willard Cemetery.

Special thanks to Dr. Stephen Bruce and Laurie, ORMC, IHC Hospice and Barbara's special friends and neighbors.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Barbara Cole Kowallis Family Missionary fund at any Zion's Bank to be used for future generations of missionaries.

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