Marilyn Cowan(1934 - 2018)

Marilyn L. Cowan, 83

PORTLAND - Marilyn L. Cowan, 83, died Tuesday July 31, 2018, at the Barron Center. She was born Sept. 17, 1934, in Portland, a daughter of Clinton and Mary (Whitney) Kane.

Marilyn grew up in Portland and was a 1952 graduate of Portland High School. She enjoyed a career at Unum and then at Cheverus High School alumni department. Marilyn was a sports fan and loved watching the Red Sox, tennis, and Cheverus High School baseball and basketball. She liked to stay active and enjoyed camping at Sebago Lake. One of Marilyn's greatest passions was traveling. She frequented Ireland, Florida, New York City, and went on several cruises. She will be remembered for her quick-witted sense of humor and her passion for attending her grandchildren's sporting events.

In addition to her parents Marilyn was predeceased by her husband Earle Cowan; siblings, Clinton Kane Jr., Daniel Kane, Constance Tripp, and Dorothy Kane; niece, Janet Tripp; and stepson, Frank Cowan. She is survived by her son John Cowan and his wife Nina of Gorham; grandchildren Jenna and Joseph Cowan of Gorham; and many nieces and nephews.

Marilyn's family would like to thank the staff of the Barron Center Memory Care Unit for their care and support during her stay.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday August 4, at the Westbrook Chapel of Dolby, Blais & Segee, 35 Church St., Westbrook. To express condolences or to participate in Marilyn's online tribute please visit

Those wishing to remember Marilyn may make a gift in her name to the:
Barron Center
Resident Activities Fund
1145 Brighten Ave.
Portland, ME 04102

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Dolby, Blais & Segee - Westbrook Chapel
35 Church Street Westbrook, ME 04092
(207) 854-2341

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Aug. 2, 2018