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Velda Tiarks Cowan, 82, Of Somers

Velda Tiarks Cowan
Velda Tiarks Cowan Photo Credit: The Daily Voice/Contributed

SOMERS, N.Y. - Velda Tiarks Cowan of Somers died Sept. 5. She was 82.

Cowan was born Jan. 24, 1932, in Chicago, Ill., to Hulda and Harold Tiarks. She graduated from Scotch Plains High School and attended Bucknell University. She graduated from Stockton College with a Bachelor's degree in English.

Cowan is survived by her daughter, Carey Cowan Garrity, (James) of Somers; son, Jeff Allen Cowan, (Noel Forrestel) of Linwood, N.J.; sisters, Vaunceil Smith of Fort Wayne, Ind. and Valerye Forrest (E. Arnold) of Shrewsbury, N.J.; and two grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack A. Cowan Jr.

Calling hours are Thursday, Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Clark Associates Funeral Home , 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, with the memorial service to be held at the funeral home at 11:45 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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