Ashton Funeral Home


Natalie M.McGowan

March 20, 2012

Natalie M. McGowan, 69, of Raubsville, PA died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

Born: November 26, 1942 in Queens, NY she was a daughter of the late Ehrheardt “Fred” and Natalie Miller Kohm, Jr.

Personal: She had been a nurse at Warren Hospital for more than 20 years before retiring. She loved gardening, traveling, cruising, dancing, crabbing, baking, bingo, ceramics and time with her granddaughters.

Memberships: She had been a member of the former St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Raubsville and volunteer for the William’s Twp. Emergency Squad.

Survivors: 5 sons: Donald, Jr. and his wife Mary of Piscataway, NJ; Brian and Cullen of Raubsville; Scott of Bethlehem; Patrick of Worcester, MA; a daughter: Colleen of Easton; 2 sisters: Charlene Rosen of Parker, CO; Cheryl Hons of Hillsborough, NJ; 2 granddaughters: Nora and Kaylee and companion: Nick Colucci of Washington, NJ. Her husband Donald McGowan, Sr. and sister Judy Kohm died earlier.

Services: Will be 10 a.m. Saturday (3/24) in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton; with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Interment will be in St. John’s Union Cemetery, New Williams.

Memorial Contributions: May be made to the American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

11 condolences. Notify me of additional condolences.

  1. Cheryl Ford

    March 21, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    I will always remember Natalie as a happy & strong woman with a big heart. I will remember years of family gatherings & her good cooking. Just the fact that everyone could all be together for holidays made her extremely happy. She made time for everyone & always had great advice. She was loved by many & will be missed.

  2. Lisa, Todd, Brian, & Sarah Whitford

    March 22, 2012 at 6:11 am

    To a Wonderful Lady that will be missed dearly. Words can not express how much love she gave to my Dad when he needed it the most, Natalie made his whole life and what a Wonderful life they both had together, that is a Great Love. For my family Natalie was there for all the school functions and so much more for Todd, Brian & Sarah, who I know Natalie loved dearly, she was so proud of all of them, and I loved how she could keep up a great conversation, Her Smile and how beautiful Natalie was inside in out. It has been very Special time in our families life that we had such a chance to know such a Beautiful Person. God’s Peace be with all of the Family. We will all miss you. Love you all

  3. Robin

    March 22, 2012 at 7:15 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Natalie’s passing. I so enjoyed working with her at the hospital. We had some good laughs as we covered the night shift. It is a tremendous loss to all who knew and loved her. Rest In Peace, my friend. Your journey only ends here. We will meet again.

  4. Gigi Kisling

    March 22, 2012 at 8:09 am


    So sorry to hear about your Mother. Even though she will be missed you now have a special angel to watch over you and your family.


  5. Jarrett Haedrich

    March 22, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Dear Don,

    You have my deepest sympathies. I hope that the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

    Best regards,


  6. Pat

    March 22, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss of your mom,you spoke so highly of her she sounded like a great sweet woman who cared for everyone especially her family! My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  7. Heide Sagliani

    March 22, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Night shift was always better when we worked together on 1-North! Loved talking about our children and our lives….
    One of the best and hardest working nurses I have ever known…..with a laugh that kept us all sane….
    God Bless you Natalie, many many wonderful memories…..
    My prayers go out to all her wonderful family.


  8. Nicole Trafnik

    March 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Nick and Family,
    Thinking of you. Natalie will be missed. It was a pleasure getting to know Natalie the last couple years. God bless all of you in this difficult time!

  9. Dick and Ann Siebler

    March 23, 2012 at 11:45 pm


    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.

    Ann & Dick

  10. Donna Whitford

    March 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    I can’t believe it’s been 11 years Natalie has been a part of our family through Nick. she has touched so many people in her life. What a wonderful lady that I had the pleasure to know. Rest at peace Natalie.

  11. The Peryea’s

    March 25, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Natalie will be missed… she was such a strong woman and she never faltered while raising 6 children on her own. She was our neighbor for 15 years and we knew her well…. Condolences to the family… we love you guys! <3 stay strong!