A memorial service for David John Cowley, 53, was held on Oct. 16 at the Church of the Nazarene of Visalia. A private burial will be held in Sioux Falls, S.D. He died on Oct. 13 in Auberry, Calif.

He was born in Sioux Falls, S.D. on May 19, 1951 to John and Phyllis Cowley. He was raised in Sioux Falls. He served in the US Navy for 20 years. He married Susan Hackett in San Diego, at Balboa Naval Hospital on July 26, 1975, while both were serving on active duty. They moved to Visalia in 1983.

He is preceded in death by his father, John Cowley. He is survived by his wife, Susan of Visalia; mother, Phyllis Cowley Barber and stepfather Albert of Sioux Falls; daughter, Katie Cowley of Visalia; sister, Lori Karsten of Sioux Falls; stepbrother, Gary Barber and stepsister, Patty Barber of Sioux Falls.

Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilychapel.com. Arrangements were under the direction of Smith Family Chapel of Exeter.

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