Loring – Barbara Cowan, homemaker 88, died after suffering a myocardial infarction March 9, 2016. A gathering of family and friends will be 4:00-7:00 PM, Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the family ranch with supper at 5:00 PM. Funeral Service will be at Malta Lutheran Church 10:30 A.M, Monday March 14, 2016. Interment will be in Turner at 4:00 PM in the Turner Cemetery. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kirkwoodfuneralhome.com

    Barbara Lee (Stubblefield) Cowan had been living at the Hi-Line Retirement Center. She was born on September 20, 1927, to Millie and Everett Stubblefield, the middle daughter of three. She attended school at Loring and finished high school in Malta before she went to Northern in Havre for a brief time. She married Eugene E. Cowan and raised four children, Richmund Scott (Roxanne), Scottsdale, AZ, Dixie Lee Stordahl (Tom) of the family farm in Loring, Deborah Lou Richau (Greg) Billings, Dee Lyn Arndt, of Kalispell.

    Barbara was a lifelong member of the Loring Lutheran Church. She was a 50 year member of the Loring Womans’ Club, and Order of Eastern Star, Sacajawea Chapter #37 in Malta, and 39 years in P.E.O. a philanthropic organization. Other than being an awesome dancer, she was famous for three things: Wheat Weaving, Popcorn balls and her sweet disposition.

    She is survived by her children, grandchildren, Ross Cowan, Superior, CO, Regan Cowan, Scottsdale, AZ, Rodney Stordahl, Loring, David Stordahl, Billings, Sienna Richau and Benjamin Richau both of Billings, Sally Arndt, Christopher Arndt and Jessie Arndt, all of Kalispell, 16 great grandchildren, a sister, Thelma Jean Bjorklund (Gary) of Cut Bank, nephews Tim Cowan, Rusty Cowan, Ken Ulrich, Brian Bjorklund, Joe Gordon and Jerry Gordon, nieces Laurie Bjorklund, Lisa Askelson.

    Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, her parents, and sister, Audrey Ulrich.
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    We will miss you, Mom.

Guest Book


From: Scott Spencer grizzly welding

Sorry for the loss, Barb was a real treat to work for, she knew what she wanted for her horse and cattle operation, part of the real west and Bear Paw mountains.


From: Jim Stordahl

Dixie, Tom and Family

Wishing you
Hope in the midst of sorrow
Comfort in the midst of pain
With heartfelt sympathy

Jim, Tammie, Allen


From: Gary and Vicky Dyrdahl

Our heartfelt condolences to the Cowan family during this difficult time. Growing up around the Cowan family in the Loring area brings back many fond memories!


From: Dave & Dorene Henry

Our sincerest sympathy for your loss....Barbara was a neat lady. Always thinking of ways to help and always kind and thoughtful. She will be missed by many. Our love and prayers go out to all her family.


From: Gail Cummings

I'm so sorry for your loss but I'm happy for you that you all had such a wonderful mother for so many years...she was a great lady & so fun to visit. She lived a long & wonderful life!


From: Everall and Marion Holman

Very sorry for you loss. Barbara was a wonderful, Mother, Grandmother and friend. We will miss her. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family.






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