Date of death: 3/23/2015
Saint Meinrad Class: O 1976
Reverend David Armstead Cowden OÆ76 (Æ69-72) , died March 23, 2015, in Oklahoma City after a long illness. Father Cowden was born on October 30, 1950, in Hobart, Oklahoma, to Thomas Cowden, Jr. and Ruth A. (Holshouser) Cowden. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 29, 1982 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Father Cowden attended Oklahoma City University, St. Meinrad College and the University of Dallas/Holy Trinity Seminary prior to his ordination. Father Cowden retired from active ministry in 2007 due to medical issues. Father Cowden is survived by his brothers John B. Cowden, Oklahoma City and Tom Cowden, Edmond and several nieces and nephews.