Cowardin, Albert Byron (June 26, 1917 - June 30, 1988)
Albert Byron Cowardin
Douglas Budget - July 6, 1988Funeral services for Albert Byron Cowardin, 71, were held Tuesday, July 5, at the Glendo Community Church in Glendo with Pastor Chan Bayne of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church officiating.
Interment was in the Horseshoe Cemetery near Glendo with the John Prince American Legion Post No. 15 of Glendo conducting military graveside rites.
Mr. Cowardin died Thursday, June 30 at the Washakie County Memorial Hospital in Worland from a sudden illness.
He was born June 26, 1917 at Savannah, Mo. to Jesse Byron and Agnes Louise (Pfander) Cowardin. He was reared and educated in Savannah, graduating from the Savannah High School in 1936. He attended the University of Oklahoma at Norman for business management courses.
He was married to Dorothy B. Williamson at the Methodist Church in Oregon, Mo. on Sept. 12, 1940.
He enlisted in the United States Navy Seabees during World War II, serving 26 months in the South Pacific. He worked all over the United States operating machines until he went to work for the Bureau of Reclamation in Casper, and then transferred to Glendo until the time of his death.
He served as Glendo's judge for several years, resigning because of ill health. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Guernsey, John Prince American Legion Post No. 15 in Glendo, Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 12 A.F. & A.M. in Richfield, Utah, and the Glendo Community Church, serving as a deacon.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of Glendo; his son, Allen Cowardin of Guernsey; his daughter, Peggy Cowardin Rhoades of Brawley, Calif.; his step-mother, Eleanor Cowardin of Savannah; his sister, Barbara King of Houston, Texas; one granddaughter; and four grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son; and an infant brother.
Serving as pallbearers were Jimmy Bailey, Portor Bailey, Gary Bailey, Dick Webber, Rodney Trumble and Jay Collins.
A memorial to the Glendo Ambulance Fund or to the Glendo Community Church would be appreciated by the family.
The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.