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Frieda Gowin

May 23, 1913 - May 21, 2008

CHATHAM – Frieda Pete Gowin, 94, of Chatham, formerly of Springfield, died at 8:37 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at St. John’s Hospice surrounded by her family.

She was born May 23, 1913, in Macoupin County, the daughter of John and Alice Almyra Watkins Whitcomb. She married Earl E. Gowin on April 8, 1934; he preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 2005. She also was preceded in death by her parents; and three sisters, Alma Whitcomb, Eula Adams and Muriel Cheney.

Mrs. Gowin was a homemaker.

Surviving are a daughter, Carol McMillan of Chatham; two grandchildren, Todd (wife, Rochelle) Pfeiffer and Tanni Lovelace, both of Chatham; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be held, with the Rev. Ed Ingram officiating. Entombment will be in Oak Ridge Chapel Mausoleum.

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