Christine Lynette McGowan
Christine Lynette McGowan, 70, passed away to a better place on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, of complications from COVID-19.
She was born at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Nov. 12, 1950. She resided in Washington, Iowa, at the time of her death.
She attended the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton, Iowa,
where she graduated in 1968.
Chris loved to swim, play Yahtzee and had a brilliant memory. She also loved to travel, visiting family in other states. She had a love for knitting afghans and sharing them with family and friends, including many babies swaddled with her love. She treasured her four guide dogs over the years.
Preceded in death by her parents,
Doris McGowan (Elarton) and Richard McGowan.
Survived by siblings, Tom (Celia) McGowan, Bob (Cathie) McGowan, Mike (Ruth) McGowan, Mary McGowan, Dick (Joyce McGowan) and Gary McGowan; her uncle, Don Elarton; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Chris will be remembered for her long letters, her wit, her caring heart, her sense of humor and her contagious laughter.
A private service will be held by the family at a later date.