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Genevieve (Jenny) (Padilla) Cowan

Posted 2018-10-03 by mhenderson
Published in Today's News Herald from Oct. 2 to Oct. 3, 2018 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona

>> Genevieve (Jenny) Cowan <<
>> April 30, 1944-Sept. 20, 2018 <<

Jenny Cowan was born April 30, 1944 in Hurley, New Mexico, one of
eight children. She moved to Anaheim, California where she raised her
two daughters. She settled in Lake Havasu City, where she passed away
suddenly on Sept. 20.

Jenny was always up for the impromptu road trip, swap meets and garage
sales. She enjoyed dancing, listening to Freddie Fender, Los Bukis,
and Mexican music as long as she could play it loud and dance to it!
She loved the beaches in Orange County, California, family bonfires or
a simple day at the beach. She loved Sunday breakfasts with family
with her signature burnt (or "extra crispy," as she would say) bacon,
sausage and O'Brien potatoes. She loved her New Mexico enchiladas and
green chile.

Jenny was a dedicated and loving mother to her two daughters, Sara and
Marshalla, who were equally dedicated to her and are devastated by her
sudden loss.

Jenny was a playful and loving aunt to her numerous nieces and nephews
whom she always called mija or mijo, or had a playful nickname for
(you all know who you are!). Jenny could always be counted on if you
needed her, no matter the time of day or night. She was always ready
at a moment's notice to have fun or help.

Jenny is survived by her two loving daughters Sara Marie (Carlos) and
Marshalla Louise (Tony), grandchildren Angels, Roger, Alicia and
Marissa, great-grandchildren Cody, Regina, Natalie and Sergio, and
most especially her fur baby Chico and her grand-fur babies Snoopy and
Mamas. She is also survived by her siblings Sal Padilla, Elsie Davis,
Josephine Cardenas, Fred Padilla, Vince Padilla and Anna Burnhardt.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Vicente and Cornelia Padilla,
and sister Esther Miranda.

Jenny's wishes were that no formal service be held, but instead, a
gathering of family and friends to celebrate her life.

You will be missed. We love you Mom, Gramma, Nana, Auntie and Sister.

Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.
Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at www.lietz- To send a free card go to

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