Iverson-Kassian Funeral Services

In Loving Memory...

Gary W. Cowdrey

Gary W. Cowdrey, age 78, resident of Cooperstown, ND passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND.


Gary was born September 17, 1939 in Cooperstown, ND the son of Irene (Johnson) Skjelset and Harold Cowdrey.  He attended school in Cooperstown, graduating from Cooperstown High School.  Gary joined the United States Air Force in September of 1958 and served 3 years.  On September 1, 1966 he married Diane Hildre in Santa Monica, CA.  Gary’s work career was predominantly in sales working for several different companies and traveling to many cities throughout the United States.  Gary was involved with the Cooperstown Cemetery, Griggs County Museum, golf club and in earlier years the Eagle Scout program and Cooperstown City Council.


Gary is survived by his wife, Diane (Hildre) Cowdrey of Cooperstown, ND; one son, Corey Cowdrey (wife Jennifer Farris) of Fargo, ND; grandsons, Hunter and Chase; and one step granddaughter, Ashley Farris.  He is also survived by two brothers, Bill (Cathy) Cowdrey and Jim Cowdrey; and his aunt, Rachel Hendrixson.


Gary was preceded in death by his mother, father, stepfather, brother, and one granddaughter.


Graveside services for Gary will be held in the spring of 2018.

Posted Condolences:


Diane, Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family, Ken & Wanda


Diane so sorry for your loss.  Gary was special to many.  I told Orv today and he had a hard time accepting it.  He was very special to him.
Our prayers are with you and your family.  Bev


My sympathies to you & your family, Carol Winning


Our sympathy to you Diane and Corey.  Gary was a good friend and I remember many good times with all of you.  Jim & Mary Sott




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