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Mildred F. Gowen (Key)

February 8, 1931 - September 13, 2015

Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 19, at Gilliland Cemetery.

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Mildred F. Gowen, 84, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Sunday, September 13. She was born in Clovis, New Mexico to Frederick Nettles and Helen (Skeen) Key.

She grew up in Clovis. She moved to Arcata, California where she graduated from high school and met her husband of 55 years. They raised their four children in Stanislaus County, California. They moved to Sweet Home in the early 90s.

In her young adult life, she worked at various canaries and nursing homes.

She read her bible daily. She loved jigsaw puzzles. Mildred sewed quilts for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed watching NCIS and reading novels.

Mildred is survived by: her children, John D. Gowen of Mariposa, California, Judy D. Hanson of San Ramon, California, and Teresa J. Schoonover of Sweet Home; Uncle Ray Skein and cousins from Clovis, New Mexico; eight grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence D. Gowen (November 27, 2004), and daughter, Theda J. Davenport (July 23, 2013).

Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 19, at Gilliland Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.