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Jane Cowan

“Betty” Jane Alice Ebey Cowan passed away Oct. 28, 2012. She was 87.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, from 4-7 p.m. with a Recitation of the Rosary at 6 p.m. at Lambert Funeral Home Chapel, 400 Douglas Blvd, Roseville, Calif. Funeral mass willk follow at noon Saturday, Nov, 3, 2012, at St. Rose Catholic Church, 615 Vine Ave, Roseville,.

“Betty” Jane Alice Ebey Cowan was born in Chicago on March 25 1925. She was a fiercely independent, courageous and artistically minded woman of many opinions which she vocalized often. She worked as an LVN at Peninsula Hospital, sang in the St Dunstan’s choir and retired to Lake Wildwood, Calif., where she was involved in The Wildwood Players and Music in the Mountains. She loved music, theater, her faith, but especially family gatherings. She made the best minestrone soup. We love you, Mom.

She is survived by her children, Mary (Michael), Christine (Enrico), Denise (James), Kathleen, George (Laurie) and Lawrence (Nicki); grandchildren, Kaaren, Joshua, Sarah, Samuel, Jackson, Ruth, Rachael, Rebecca, Matthew, Nathaniel, Jessica, Jamie, Rachel, Nicholas, Brian and Douglas; and great-grandchildren, Noah, Ava, Ryder and Danielle.

She is predeceased by her husband, Harold Burton, and son, John.


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