Vail Daily column: Donald Edward ‘Bud’ Cowden, 1957-2016 |

Vail Daily column: Donald Edward ‘Bud’ Cowden, 1957-2016

Donald Edward “Bud” Cowden, 59 of Greeley passed away on Sept. 8, 2016, at the Hospice Unit at North Colorado Medical Center.

Bud was born on February 13, 1957, in Glenwood Springs to James Donald and Mary LaDean (Jones) Cowden. He was a part of the fourth generation of Cowden family to be raised in the Eagle County area. He later moved to Glenrock, Wyoming, where he lived from 1990 until 2001, and he has lived in Greeley since 2010.

Mr. Cowden did not take “no” for an answer when it came to his adventurous nature and the things he loved to do. He had many adventures as a young man, from fast cars to snowmobiles, four-wheeling, rafting, hunting and fishing in the High Country. His close family and friends are testimony to his storytelling abilities in keeping the “whole room laughing in tears” while telling of the exploits he shared with friends and family. He will be dearly missed, but let him run in the heavens ahead of us with no limitations.

Survivors include five brothers, Jim (Cheryl) Cowden, Bill Cowden, John (Teresa) Cowden, Mike (Doris) Cowden and Fredie (Dawn) Cowden; and four sisters, Bertha Dilbeck, Bonnie Raner, Sandy McCarthy and Twilla Morgan; and multiple nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary La Dean Cowden; his little brother, Danny Duane Cowden; and his grandparents, John and Bertha Cowden.

A notice of date and time of memorial service to celebrate Bud’s life will follow in a later issue.

An online obituary and guestbook are at http://www.moser

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