The Mother Church
of The Dakotas
517 Douglas Avenue, Yankton, SD 57078
In Loving Memory of
Marilyn L. Cowell
June 19, 1934 - March 10, 2019
Marilyn Cowell, age 84, of Lutz, Florida, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Dr Bruce Cowell of Lutz, FL and her parents, Ray Larson and Edith Larson of Yankton, South Dakota.
She is survived by her sons, Kevin(Denise) of Naples, Florida and Christopher of Sanford and DeLand, Florida, and her sister Phyllis Kubal (Bernard) of Yankton, South Dakota.
She was born in Yankton, South Dakota. She was graduated from Yankton College with a Bachelor of Music in organ performance and obtained the Masters of Music degree in Sacred Music from The Union Theological Seminary of New York City. She served as organist and choirmaster in Episcopal and Lutheran parishes in New Jersey, South Dakota and Florida for a tenure of over 50 years. In her retirement she was a member of St Andrews Episcopal Church, Tampa, where she was a member of the choir. She was an avid English gardener and enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, and classical music. She was a member of the P.E.O. philanthropical sisterhood and a Florida Master Gardener.
A service celebrating the life of Marilyn will be conducted at 11 am, Saturday, March 23rd, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 509 E. Twiggs St., Tampa, Florida 33602.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Andrews Episcopal Church Foundation or to the St. Andrews Episcopal Church Friends of Music.
Marilyn Cowell was the sister/aunt of Phyllis & Karen Kubal. She served as organist and choirmaster of Christ Church in Yankton before moving to Florida in the mid-1960’s.
Christ Episcopal Church 517 Douglas Avenue Yankton, SD 57078 605.665.2456