Brenda Louise Gowan, 69, of Crossett, passed away on July 9, 2018, at St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock.
She was born on August 22, 1948, to her parents, Travis, and Frankie Laverne Woods.
Mrs. Gowan was a member of the North Crossett First Baptist Church and a 1966 graduate of Crossett High School. She worked for Allied as a telephone operator for several years and eventually was employed for 26 years at the First National Bank of Crossett as a bookkeeper. She enjoyed cooking for others, square dancing with her husband, and most importantly, spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was the caregiver, peacemaker, and glue in the family. She especially enjoyed the regular coffee runs with her sisters, which continued for more than 30 years.
Along with her parents, Mrs. Gowan was preceded in death by one brother, Jim Woods; one sister, Carolyn Fleming, and a sister-in-law, Patsy Woods.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Larry Wayne Gowan of Crossett; a daughter, Kerri Ledezma (Raphael) of Milo; a son, Curtis Gowan (Glenda) of Rineyville, Kentucky; one brother, Glen Woods (JoAnn) of Decatur, Alabama; two sisters, LaNell Pigg (Jim) of Clifty, Arkansas, and Sherry Cameron (Scott) of Crossett; seven grandchildren, Shauna, Jarod, Eddie, Allie, Wendy, Kimberly, and Dalton; three great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Belv and Donna Gowan; and sister-in-law, Kay Jones; along with a host of nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, July 12 at 11 a.m. at Medders Funeral Home Chapel in Crossett with Bro. James Fleming officiating. Interment will be at Pinewood Memorial Park under the direction of Medders Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Chris Walton, Jarod Oliver, Zackary New, Rine Haynie, Damien Moyers, and Heath Marabanian.
Visitation is Wednesday, July 11 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.