In memory of
Louise Cowden Kitchell
In memory of
Louise Cowden Kitchell
Louise Cowden Kitchell Brentwood - LOUISE COWDEN KITCHELL Born in Nashville, TN on July 13, 1948, Louise lived an exuberant life for 72 years until passing peacefully from this earth on September 12, 2020 and now rests in the hands of God. Proceeded in death by her parents, Dr. Frederic E. and Miriam McGaw Cowden and her brother, Fred E. Cowden Jr., she is survived by her husband of 44 years, Joseph D. Kitchell, daughter, Lauren Brinkley (Keith), son, Rob Braden (Angela), grandchildren, Charlie Brinkley, Hunter Brinkley, Brianna Braden, and Gavin Braden, her sister, Mary C. Brockman (Hank) and an abundance of friends. Known as Honey Lou to her grandchildren, she relished the important role and precious times spent with them along with their many escapades. Louise always described her childhood as the most wonderful anyone could imagine. Memories of growing up on Ensworth Avenue and attending Woodmont School could be recounted in great detail - cherished days never forgotten. She would often say "you can visit that world through the words of Tom Henderson in the Nashville Retrospect". Her education included Hillsboro High School, Tudor Hall, Memphis State, Peabody College and culminated in a degree from the O'More School of Design. She had a creative streak that emerged early on and eventually led to her professional career as an Interior Designer. Hundreds of rooms in Nashville stand as testament to her stylish touch and innate eye for color. Her firm, Kitchell - Brown Interiors, was noted for their work reimagining existing interiors and creating new ones with both comfort and beauty guiding the process. Louise seemed to forge a special relationship with each and every client. Through the years, Louise and her partner, Linda Brown, could be found pulling together award-winning spaces in countless Designer Show Houses in Nashville and Franklin. Louise's joie de vivre was a constant in every aspect of her life. To be in her smiling and positive presence, meant joyful moments and great times. Undampened in spirit by her long and courageous battle with cancer, she was a radiant inspiration to all of us. Never one to leave a party early, Louise was always having so much fun. She had a passion for art (never missing an exhibit at the Frist Museum), music (from Leon Russell to Andrea Bocelli), classical architecture and European travel (ciao Italy), UT football (thanks to husband Joe), southern stories and recipes (Julia Reed, a favorite), good food & drink (champagne always), and especially the company of family and friends. Her daily mantra was "I wanna go" which led to countless adventures and adoring fans. Engaged in the community and keen to learn, she pursued her many interests with numerous groups and clubs. She was a proud member of the following: ASID, The Centennial Club, DAR - James Robertson Chapter, The Women's Club of Nashville, Town & Country Garden Club, the Upper Room Sunday School class at Belle Meade Methodist Church, Donia Dickerson art group, the MOMS, and the Hillsboro girls. Her family feels a profound sadness with her passing, but also a sincere sense of gratitude for a life well-lived. Loving and sweet with the strength of a lion, remember Louise as you gather together and raise a glass to a true steel magnolia. There will be a private graveside service for the family at Mt Hope Cemetery in Franklin, TN. A celebration of life in her honor will be held at a later date. Contributions in Louise's memory may be made to: The American Cancer Society 2000 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 and Alive Hospice 1710 Patterson St, Nashville, TN 37203. Guestbook available online at www.crawfordservices.com . CRAWFORD MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 615-254-8200
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In memory of
Louise Cowden Kitchell
Louise Cowden Kitchell Brentwood - LOUISE COWDEN KITCHELL Born in Nashville, TN on July 13, 1948, Louise lived an exuberant life for 72 years until passing peacefully from this earth on September 12, 2020 and now rests in the hands of God. Proceeded in death by her parents, Dr. Frederic E. and Miriam McGaw Cowden and her brother, Fred E. Cowden Jr., she is survived by her husband of 44 years, Joseph D. Kitchell, daughter, Lauren Brinkley (Keith), son, Rob Braden (Angela), grandchildren, Charlie Brinkley, Hunter Brinkley, Brianna Braden, and Gavin Braden, her sister, Mary C. Brockman (Hank) and an abundance of friends. Known as Honey Lou to her grandchildren, she relished the important role and precious times spent with them along with their many escapades. Louise always described her childhood as the most wonderful anyone could imagine. Memories of growing up on Ensworth Avenue and attending Woodmont School could be recounted in great detail - cherished days never forgotten. She would often say "you can visit that world through the words of Tom Henderson in the Nashville Retrospect". Her education included Hillsboro High School, Tudor Hall, Memphis State, Peabody College and culminated in a degree from the O'More School of Design. She had a creative streak that emerged early on and eventually led to her professional career as an Interior Designer. Hundreds of rooms in Nashville stand as testament to her stylish touch and innate eye for color. Her firm, Kitchell - Brown Interiors, was noted for their work reimagining existing interiors and creating new ones with both comfort and beauty guiding the process. Louise seemed to forge a special relationship with each and every client. Through the years, Louise and her partner, Linda Brown, could be found pulling together award-winning spaces in countless Designer Show Houses in Nashville and Franklin. Louise's joie de vivre was a constant in every aspect of her life. To be in her smiling and positive presence, meant joyful moments and great times. Undampened in spirit by her long and courageous battle with cancer, she was a radiant inspiration to all of us. Never one to leave a party early, Louise was always having so much fun. She had a passion for art (never missing an exhibit at the Frist Museum), music (from Leon Russell to Andrea Bocelli), classical architecture and European travel (ciao Italy), UT football (thanks to husband Joe), southern stories and recipes (Julia Reed, a favorite), good food & drink (champagne always), and especially the company of family and friends. Her daily mantra was "I wanna go" which led to countless adventures and adoring fans. Engaged in the community and keen to learn, she pursued her many interests with numerous groups and clubs. She was a proud member of the following: ASID, The Centennial Club, DAR - James Robertson Chapter, The Women's Club of Nashville, Town & Country Garden Club, the Upper Room Sunday School class at Belle Meade Methodist Church, Donia Dickerson art group, the MOMS, and the Hillsboro girls. Her family feels a profound sadness with her passing, but also a sincere sense of gratitude for a life well-lived. Loving and sweet with the strength of a lion, remember Louise as you gather together and raise a glass to a true steel magnolia. There will be a private graveside service for the family at Mt Hope Cemetery in Franklin, TN. A celebration of life in her honor will be held at a later date. Contributions in Louise's memory may be made to: The American Cancer Society 2000 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 and Alive Hospice 1710 Patterson St, Nashville, TN 37203. Guestbook available online at www.crawfordservices.com . CRAWFORD MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 615-254-8200
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