Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Alumni Obituaries

Fr. David Cowden

Reverend David Armstead Cowden O’76 (’69-72)
, 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.