Inez Ethel “Cowell-Brown” Alexander

18 Comments

  1. Ruby Kay Lee

    So very sorry! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know how much she was loved! She was very fortunate to have a loving family such as you all are. You all were lucky to have a wonderful person such as Inez in your lives. Love and Hugs to you all. Kay

  2. Connie and Jerry Held

    You always had such great stories about your mom and were always so close with her. I’m sure you will greatly miss her but, you also have such wonderful memories and can smile often when you think of them.

    Love to you all!

  3. Connie Olney

    There is a new extra bright spot in Heaven these days. The light comes from that extra bright love light glowing in Inez’s eyes and that ever ready smile on her lips. She was 95% love and she shared it liberally. I am blessed to have known her. Love and hugs, Connie

  4. Wim and Sharron Sherman

    PJ and Ron, we are very sorry for your loss. Your mom was incredible and one the two of you, along with your family, loved and gently cared for until God took her to her heavenly home. Our prayers are with you. ????

  5. Stacey Gibbons

    PJ, Ron, Holly, Tamio, Courtney and Cole,

    The Gibbons family feels blessed to have known your mom, grandma and great-grandma through our friendship with you all. She was always part of the party and a delight to be around. John especially loved sitting next to her and visiting. We pray that our almighty Father blesses you all with His peace, that passes all understanding. Love, the Gibbons’

  6. Riggs Smith

    Inez was a favorite client of we volunteer drivers for Meals on Wheels. She was always at the door almost before we knocked and was so pleasant to talk to. Oh yes, by the way, she hated spinach and I loved to tease her about that—“Inez, I have some spinach especially for you today”. When she realized I was teasing her I always got a big smile. We will miss her.

  7. Barb & Rog Chamberlain

    Our hearts are with you and will be on April 22 when you celebrate your mother/grandmother/great-grandmother’s life. So many of us have so many wonderful memories of her. We hope those memories continue to sustain you. Love & hugs to all.

  8. Judie C Neel and Ron Neel

    We are so sorry for your loss. You were both wonderful children to your Mom and you were both lucky to have each other with such a special relationship. Hugs and Love Ron andJudie

  9. Flo and Al Bilelo

    Inez was an inspiration to all of us. In her love of family, she seemed to have
    tireless energy to attend family dinners with PJ and Ron, Holly and Tamio, or
    Duane and his family. She loved being together. We were with her at the
    time she attended Courtney’s ballet dancing in “Nutcracker.” As a grandmother I saw her with Cole and Courtney loving every word they said and every hug they gave. She believed in the love that Jesus taught and now we know He is honoring her with a place among the holy ones in heaven. Our deepest sympathy and love. Our prayers are with you all.
    Flo and Al Bilelo

  10. Flo and Al Bilelo

    Inez was an inspiration to all of us in her love of family. We attended the
    “Nutcracker” ballet with her and saw her pride in Courtney’s performance
    while she received caring attention from Cole and family. We believe she
    is rejoicing with Jesus in heaven where love reigns. Our deepest sympathy;
    we will miss her. Our prayers are with you all. Flo and Al Bilelo

  11. Lona Lee Hanson Weaver

    Duane and family, Rita and family, Patsy and family –
    Please be sure of our love and our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom and grandma. I remember when I very first met Inez…..nearly 50 years ago. I remember her as a very striking lady, impeccably dressed with perfectly coiffured hair.
    Mostly I remember Duane’s devotion and care for her.
    Our prayers for God’s comfort will be with you during this time

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Life Stories

Inez Ethel “Cowell-Brown” Alexander

In Loving Memory

Born:
October 8, 1922

Passed Away:
April 5, 2016

Memorial Service
A Memorial Service honoring her life will be held April 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM at The Light of Christ Anglican Church, 4000 W. Yale Ave, Denver, CO. Interment will be at 1:00 PM at Crown Hill Cemetery, Denver, CO.
Flowers may be sent to The Light of Christ Church through Cindy’s Floral, Littleton CO, 303-972-1880; ask for Amy. Or a donation may be made to TLC Meals on Wheels, PO Box 3108, Centennial, CO 80161 in memory of Inez Alexander.
 
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Inez was born on October 8, 1922 in Caldwell, Kansas to William & Iva (Davis) Cowell. She was the fifth of eight children and the first family member to graduate high school, at Caldwell High School in 1941. After high school she moved to San Diego, CA and worked for Consolidated Aircraft (now General Dynamics) supporting the War effort.

She returned to Kansas and worked for Boeing Aircraft, commuting by bus daily, 60 miles each way, from Caldwell to Wichita. The bus driver (Hollis Edward Brown) became her beloved husband and they had three children, Patsy Jo Slovikoski (Ronald), Rita Faye Brawner (James) and Duane Hollis Brown (Sallie). The family lived in Kansas until 1963 when Hollis took a job with Navajo Freight Lines in Denver, CO. Hollis was tragically killed in a truck accident in 1967. Inez remarried Elmer Lee Alexander in 1969 and became the beloved step-mom to Leona, Mike and Chuck. Inez and Lee remained together until his death in 1993.

Inez’ great love of family was always her top priority. She spoiled her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren every chance she got. She is survived by three children, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She is also greatly loved and will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews, her stepchildren and their families.

Inez loved pretty clothes, pretty nails and having her hair done. The story goes that as a school girl even with modest means, she would go home at lunch and change into a new outfit. She bought her first pair of “heels” before she was 12 and had to work to earn the money for them. As a teenager she was quite the roller-skater and her siblings have many stories to tell. She was also known for her amazing dance ability.

Inez loved to sew for her daughters and granddaughters. She sewed adorable doll clothes, especially “Barbie Doll” clothes. She liked playing games and always loved “Word Search” books.

Inez is survived by three sisters, Dorothy Seward of Tucson, AZ, Darlene Huffman of Wichita, KS & Lenora Fike of Fort Worth, TX. They refer to themselves as the “Cowell-Girls” from Caldwell.

18 Online Guestbook Entries

  1. Ruby Kay Lee

    So very sorry! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know how much she was loved! She was very fortunate to have a loving family such as you all are. You all were lucky to have a wonderful person such as Inez in your lives. Love and Hugs to you all. Kay

  2. Connie and Jerry Held

    You always had such great stories about your mom and were always so close with her. I’m sure you will greatly miss her but, you also have such wonderful memories and can smile often when you think of them.

    Love to you all!

  3. Connie Olney

    There is a new extra bright spot in Heaven these days. The light comes from that extra bright love light glowing in Inez’s eyes and that ever ready smile on her lips. She was 95% love and she shared it liberally. I am blessed to have known her. Love and hugs, Connie

  4. Wim and Sharron Sherman

    PJ and Ron, we are very sorry for your loss. Your mom was incredible and one the two of you, along with your family, loved and gently cared for until God took her to her heavenly home. Our prayers are with you. ????

  5. Stacey Gibbons

    PJ, Ron, Holly, Tamio, Courtney and Cole,

    The Gibbons family feels blessed to have known your mom, grandma and great-grandma through our friendship with you all. She was always part of the party and a delight to be around. John especially loved sitting next to her and visiting. We pray that our almighty Father blesses you all with His peace, that passes all understanding. Love, the Gibbons’

  6. Riggs Smith

    Inez was a favorite client of we volunteer drivers for Meals on Wheels. She was always at the door almost before we knocked and was so pleasant to talk to. Oh yes, by the way, she hated spinach and I loved to tease her about that—“Inez, I have some spinach especially for you today”. When she realized I was teasing her I always got a big smile. We will miss her.

  7. Barb & Rog Chamberlain

    Our hearts are with you and will be on April 22 when you celebrate your mother/grandmother/great-grandmother’s life. So many of us have so many wonderful memories of her. We hope those memories continue to sustain you. Love & hugs to all.

  8. Judie C Neel and Ron Neel

    We are so sorry for your loss. You were both wonderful children to your Mom and you were both lucky to have each other with such a special relationship. Hugs and Love Ron andJudie

  9. Flo and Al Bilelo

    Inez was an inspiration to all of us. In her love of family, she seemed to have
    tireless energy to attend family dinners with PJ and Ron, Holly and Tamio, or
    Duane and his family. She loved being together. We were with her at the
    time she attended Courtney’s ballet dancing in “Nutcracker.” As a grandmother I saw her with Cole and Courtney loving every word they said and every hug they gave. She believed in the love that Jesus taught and now we know He is honoring her with a place among the holy ones in heaven. Our deepest sympathy and love. Our prayers are with you all.
    Flo and Al Bilelo

  10. Flo and Al Bilelo

    Inez was an inspiration to all of us in her love of family. We attended the
    “Nutcracker” ballet with her and saw her pride in Courtney’s performance
    while she received caring attention from Cole and family. We believe she
    is rejoicing with Jesus in heaven where love reigns. Our deepest sympathy;
    we will miss her. Our prayers are with you all. Flo and Al Bilelo

  11. Lona Lee Hanson Weaver

    Duane and family, Rita and family, Patsy and family –
    Please be sure of our love and our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom and grandma. I remember when I very first met Inez…..nearly 50 years ago. I remember her as a very striking lady, impeccably dressed with perfectly coiffured hair.
    Mostly I remember Duane’s devotion and care for her.
    Our prayers for God’s comfort will be with you during this time

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