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Doris Cowley, M.D.

Doris Cowley, M.D.

Born In: Burgeo, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: April 27th, 1940

Passed in: Houston, Texas, United States
Passed on: June 26th, 2013

Doris Marie Cowley, M.D. (nee Moss), 73, formerly of Gander and St. John’s, passed peacefully away after a lengthy illness surrounded by loving family on June 26, 2013 at The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Doris was born April 27, 1940 in Burgeo, NL, to The Reverend John House Moss of Daniel’s Harbour and Mrs. S. Mabel Moss (Pope) of St. John’s.

In her first career, she was a much-loved science teacher at Brother Rice and Booth Memorial High Schools in St. John’s. She attended MUN Medical School in her mid-thirties and began her second career as a medical doctor after graduation in 1979. She spent most of her life practicing in Houston and Bryan-College Station, Texas.

Mom thoroughly enjoyed her time in Texas and particularly in the early years, windsurfing and waterskiing on Lake Conroe. Later she spent her summers in her beloved home in Middle Cove. Always up for a challenge, she’d never turn down a game of bridge or trivia – and she played to win!

She was pre-deceased by her partner in life, W.D. "Dan" Bailey, Jr. M.D., and she leaves to mourn three daughters and sons-in-law – Leonora (Cowley) Meisenbach and her husband, Corey Meisenbach (Houston, TX); Veronica Cowley-Keating and her husband, Mark Keating (Houston, TX); Doris Cowley and her husband, Anthony Germain (St. John’s, NL); Her grandchildren – Cameron, Jackson and Madison Meisenbach; Ainsley Decker, Jonathon Decker and his wife, Trisha (Sage) Decker; Abbie and Alexander Germain and great-granddaughter Adele Decker; her dear friends, the family of her former husband, the late Leonard J. Cowley – Mary and Stewart Griswold (Nashua, NH); James and Cathy Cowley (Mississauga, ON); Ann and Lorne Norris (Mount Pearl, NL); Pat and Colette Cowley (Rockland, ON); Alice and Ian Kendall (Paradise, NL); and Dan’s family – Kevin Bailey (Corsicana, TX), June and Colin Bailey, M.D. (Hillsboro, TX), Kenneth and Erin Bailey (Bryan, TX); Alicia Lynn Hoekstra (Dallas, TX); Judith Raines Bailey (Bryan, TX); Ellen Bailey Cullum McRight (Pilot Point, TX); and Dan’s grandchildren, Jonathan, Chris, Elizabeth, Emily, Daniel, Matthew, William, Kirsten, Kaitlyn and Alexander.

We would like to give special thanks to Ms. Pattia Hawkins for the excellent care she gave to our mother, to Dr. Kim Bloom, to Dr. Harish Seethamraju, to Chaplain Linda Sharon, and to the staff at Methodist Hospital.

A Memorial Service will be held at Joseph J. Earthman Generations Memorial Services at 234 Westcott St., Houston, Texas on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Memorial University of Newfoundland Medical School https://www.munalum.ca/Giving-to-Memorial/; The Methodist Hospital https://www.methodisthealth.com/FoundationMemorialHonorDonation; or to the Canadian or American Lung Association.




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