Carol Dianne Cowell

  • Born: August 4, 1947
  • Died: August 22, 2020
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Carol Dianne Cowell, 73, of Ankeny Iowa passed away Saturday, August 22nd at her home surrounded by family after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
The family will greet friends and family at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home Wednesday August 26th from 5 -7pm for a memorial visitation. A private family service with cremains will be held at a later date.
Dianne, the daughter of Helen and Carroll Olson was born in Marshalltown August 4, 1947. She was retired from Des Moines Area Community College and was a cherished Daughter, Mother and Grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with family and many friends as well as her beloved dog, Hank. She loved quilting, sewing, knitting and reading and was an avid Iowa State Cyclone fan. Her greatest enjoyment in life was when she was quilting with friends or surrounded by family.
Dianne's memory is honored by her mother Helen (Olson) of Sun City, Florida; brothers Jeff (Jayne) Olson of Sun City, Florida, and Tom (Bev) Olson of Round Rock, Texas; her son, Jeff (Alicia) Cowell of Ankeny and her daughter Kimberly (Dan) Cole of Waverly; grandchildren, Emma and Jack Cole, Lauren and Drew Cowell; niece, Libby Olson and nephews Michael and Jamie Olson.
She was preceded in death by her father, Carroll Manley Olson.
She will be greatly missed and live in our hearts forever.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so sorry to learn of your passing. I'm praying blessings of peace and comfort over your kids and extended family as they mourn your loss. Thank you for your kind and gentle spirit that you graciously shared with me. You were faithful to pick us up at school and take us to church. You shared many memories with me at St Paul in Ankeny. May you Rest In Peace knowing that your kids are well loved and taken care of.

Posted by Jen Witt - Austin, TX - Family Friend   October 05, 2020

So sorry to hear about Dianne. Worked with her at Veridian Credit Union several years ago. Such a kind/sweet lady.

Posted by Sue Nelson - Ankeny, IA   August 25, 2020

I'm so happy Dianne was with us for the Threads quilt retreat in early March. She got more sewing done than any of us! She will be remembered for her thoughtfulness, her caring nature, her attentive ear when you needed someone to listen, and always being ready with a needle and thread to help sew the binding on a quilt that you were so close to finishing... she will be missed, she was our sunshine...

Posted by Kathy Moenkhaus - Friend   August 25, 2020

Gracious, loving, sweet, brave Dianne, what a joy it is to call you neighbor and friend. Your spirit will be with all of us who knew and loved you. Rest In Peace dear one.

Posted by Pat Gugger - Ankeny, IA - Friend   August 25, 2020

We shared our children and grandchildren together.We became kindred spirits. Knowing Dianne
made me a better person. I loved our friendship and I'll miss her so very much.

Posted by Martha Cole - Des Moines, IA - Friend   August 25, 2020

Diane was such a pleasure to work with! I worked with her at DMACC. So sorry to hear of her passing. Sympathy to the whole family.

Posted by Rosemary Robbins - Ankeny, IA - Acquaintance   August 24, 2020