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(May 7, 1944 – March 13, 2012)

Cheryl Lee Cowles, 67, of Midland, died peacefully on March 13, 2012 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Cheryl was born on May 7, 1944 in Saginaw to the late Robert and Margaret Lee (Gillespie) Northrup. Cheryl graduated from Midland High. For Cheryl, her family was her hobby. She was a very loving parent, grandparent, aunt, and great aunt. She was a former member of the Midland Choral. Cheryl was past President of the Bay Area Transcription Assoc. Cheryl loved her Lord and her church. She was very active in the LDS Church and served in many callings. Cheryl is survived by her daughter Lori (Dennis) Gudmundsen; son, Arthur (Michelle) Cowles III; her adoring grandchildren, Melissa, Art IV, Bobby, Alex, Mikaela; sister, L. Kristine (Vance) Randall; brothers, Robert R. (Christie) Northrup Jr., Matthew (Lisa) Northrup; 17 nieces and nephews and 22 great nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 12:00 noon on Friday, March 16 with Bishop Cecil Place officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 10 am until the time of the service. Interment will take place in the Midland City Cemetery. Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, is assisting the family. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – Mission Fund. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.