Mary K.




Mary Katherine Cowdery, 89, of Boyds, MD, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019. A lifelong resident of Montgomery County, Maryland, she was born on December 13, 1930 in Darnestown, MD.

Mary Katherine was the loving wife to the late William Everett Cowdery, and the daughter to the late Charles Loring Lowery and Mary Katherine Ricketts.

She was a strong courageous mother and a wonderful caring grandmother/ great grandmother.  She enjoyed gardening, traveling and hosting family events.

She was the mother to four daughters; Sally Fink (Randy) of Ijamsville, MD, Wanda Cole (Ed) of Ocean View, DE, Mary Clinedinst (David) of Adamstown, MD and Terrie May (Dale) of Boyds, MD.; 7 grandchildren; Kasey Channell, Kelli Fink, Kimberly Day, Brooke Clinedinst, Brittany Clinedinst, Michaila Webb, and Sabrina May; 3 Great Grandchildren; Kaylee Carder, Drew Channell and Brody Channell and one sister, Pearl May (Sally) Roberts, of Mt. Airy, MD.
The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838, where a Funeral Service will follow at 11:00.  Interment will be at Darnestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 15120 Turkey Foot Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Darnestown Presbyterian Church Building Fund.





My deepest condolences to all the Cowdery family. The Lord works in mysterious ways. Sally has been on my mind the entire holiday. Thus, I just had to make contact. It had been too long. I am sorry the news is sad but I am sure glad that I just went on with day to day activity when a former neighbor family was grieving the loss of their Mom. I send the family my blessing and may your grief be coupled with wonderful and heartfelt memories.

From: Frances Rebecca Lear

It is 10:30 on Friday and I just found out. Otherwise I would have been at the service. As I sit here a lot of fond memories come back to me. Your Mom was always great to me and given she is your Mom and you guys where some of the best friends I ever had these memories come roaring back. Although I am very sorry for you loss as anytime a parent passes it is sad, she lived a long and fruitful life and one must be grateful for that. She also can be proud of you guys because in the end her lasting memory will be lived through you. To all four of you my best wishes.

From: George B Schaeffer

My sincerest condolences at the passing of your mom. Her life will continue on in each of you. So, may you feel the Peace of the Lord in times of quiet reflection. Remembering that a beautiful mother instills her very best qualities in her daughters. Love to each of you and to all of your family. 

From: Bobbie Standafer Petersen

So very sorry to hear of your moms passing . I know she meant so much to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Louise and Frank

From: Louise and Frank Glasco

I am very sad to hear this news about Mary though I know she had faced health challenges. I am praying for the whole family and am sure that even as you feel the loss of her physical presence you will draw a measure of comfort as you remember her and celebrate her life and influence on your lives. The years of love you have shared together lives on even as you await reunion in heaven. I know your beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother is safe with God.

From:  Tamara Leonard Lara

We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy. 

From:  Roger & Barbara Walker

 Our deepest condolences to your family. 

From:  The Hilton Family

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