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Edith R. Cowper
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Eaton Family Funeral & Cremation Service was in charge of private services for Edith Roberta Byard Cowper, 93, of Modesto. She died Friday, July 9, 2004 at Hy-Lond Convalescent Hospital.

Born Jan. 11, 1911, Mrs. Cowper was a native of Clarksville, Tenn., and lived in Modesto 28 years. She was a teacher 20 years. She was a member of the Ceres Seventh-day Adventist Church and enjoyed quilting, sewing and cooking.

She is survived by her daughter, Starrlene Cowper of Modesto; brothers, Edwin Byard of Fortuna and Toby Byard of Gridley; sisters, Christine Silvestrini of Chico and Dorothy Hayes Franklin of Nucla, Colo.; and two grandchildren.