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Mary Jane Cowger

March 5, 1942 ~ September 8, 2021 (age 79)


Mary Jane Roby Cowger, 79, passed away at home in Hobbs, New Mexico on September 8, 2021. Mary was born March 5, 1942 in Braxton, West Virginia to the late Ervin and Alice Bankhead Roby.  A memorial in her honor is being held on Friday, June 3 at Griffin Funeral Home at 11am.

Mary loved her family more than anything. She also greatly enjoyed to cook, sew, gardening and canning what she grew. Her greatest love and joy were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mary was an inspiration to everyone she met, and will be greatly missed. Her memory will live on in our hearts forever.

She is preceded in death by her husband Clyde of 58 wonderful years, brothers Reynold, Robert and Shirley Roby, sisters Faye Kniceley, Thema Jordan, Leona Holesberry, Ellen Davis and Linda Roby.

Mary is survived by her children; Alice (Ervin) Bender, Jessica (Larry) James, Charles (Patricia) Cowger, Richard ( Olivia) Cowger all of Hobbs, New Mexico, Valerie (Adam) Couger of Bolair, West Virginia, and David (Shannon) Cowger of Roanoke, Virginia. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Billie and Jenny Bender, George and Matthew James, Channel, Aric, Brendon and Ava Couger, Mary and Brandon Morales, Johanna and Amber Cowger, Joshua and Samuel Cowger. As well as 13 great-grandchildren and one brother, Charles Howard Roby of Hopewell, Virginia.  

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Memorial Service
June 3, 2022

11:00 AM
Griffin Funeral Home
401 N. Dalmont
Hobbs, NM 88240

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