Florence Cowand

January 28, 1922 - March 1, 2005

01/28/1922 - 03/01/2005

Past Services

Saturday March 05, 2005
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Sunday March 06, 2005
2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions


NORFOLK- Florence Cowand, 83, passed away on March 1, 2005.

She was a member of Carrow Baptist Church in Virginia Beach where she taught Sunday School for 25 years. Mrs. Cowand was a school teacher for 33 years for the Norfolk City Public Schools and retired from Azalea Garden Junior High School. During her teaching career she was the head of the Tri-Hi-Y.

She is survived by her husband, David G. Cowand; daughter, Lou Ann Tikellis and husband Dr. James I. Tikellis of Wilmington, Delaware; three sisters, Gladys Rogers of Lynchburg, Ruth Eades of Roanoke, and Norma Morrell and husband John of Lynchburg; and one grandson, Kevin Ryan Ditty of Chesapeake.

A visitation will be held on Saturday March 5, 2005 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Virginia Beach Chapel. The funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2005 at 2:00pm in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carrow Baptist Church at 5545 Susquehanna Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462.

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Tyna Spickard/Smelser
8 years ago

I just wanted to write and tell you how wonderful your mother was. Somehow I achieved sixth grade with out picking up the basics you need for English . I had a teacher that year that would make me go to the board every day and tell me how stupid I was in front of the class .That teacher never offered me help in any way. Somehow, I made it out of her class and into Mrs. Cowandís class.. I spoke with your mother the first day and explained my previous experience. I told her I would be willing to learn anything she had to teach me if she in turn would not point out my problems to the class. I met your mother in every spare moment that she or I had during that year. By the end of it, I knew everything I had been lacking before. She brought me up to what I should be in one year. I praise God for the Mrs. Cowandís of this world who are willing to go the extra mile to see that a student achieves the things they need in order to further learning. I am sorry for you loss and I know you will miss what she was to you here but I feel that we will see her again in a better place. RememberÖ.we grieve not as those who have no hope. You are in my prayers. Sincerely Tyna Spickard Smelser