Memorial Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery

13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX


Cassie Lynn McKowen

April 1, 1954November 2, 2019

Cassie Lynn McKowen, 65, of Katy, Texas, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019 in Lafayette, Louisiana, surrounded by her loving family.

Cassie was born on April 1, 1954 in Roswell, New Mexico to Kenneth and Iris. Cassie was a long time resident of Katy, Texas for 33 years. She graduated from West Texas State University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She later on received two Masters Degrees – one from University of Houston with a Master of Education and one from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston with a Master of Science in Nursing. Cassie lovingly raised her four children and decided to return to nursing once they were grown. She was a member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church and she was in Phi Mu sorority. She enjoyed gardening, mowing, cooking and playing the piano. Cassie loved spending time with her family and was described as a friend to all.

Cassie was preceded in death by her daughter, Laura Lynn McKowen; brother, Kenny Ray Dilldine; father, Kenneth Dilldine. She leaves behind her daughter Maddie McKowen; daughter Alex Fontova and her husband, Andre; her son Matt and his wife Nicole; two grandchildren, Windsor Fontova and Ean McKowen; mother Iris Miller; sister Paula McClellan and her husband, Mark; sister Pamela Frady and her partner Randy Miller.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 8th at 3pm at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church located at 717 Sage Rd, Houston, TX 77056 followed by a reception at Bagby Parish Hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center – The Laura Lynn McKowen Memorial fund, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486 or www.mdanderson.org/gifts. Checks may be mailed to the PO Box or donations can be made online.

Instructions for online donations: Check the box “I’d like to choose where my donation will go” then underneath “where do you want this gift to go?” select “other” and enter the information above.

Pallbearers: Matt McKowen, Andre Fontova, Mark McClellan, Justin Marshall, Craig Rice and Ross McClellan.


  • Memorial Service Friday, November 8, 2019
  • Reception Friday, November 8, 2019


Cassie Lynn McKowen

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Jeanne Jacobus

November 12, 2019

To all of Cassie's family, I'm so very sorry for your loss.
I knew Cassie through the Garcia family. I always enjoyed being
with Cassie. She was a beautiful, generous and loving person.
Jeanne Jacobus

Melissa Jersild

November 10, 2019

Cassie’s infectious smile will always be in my memory. She was a true treasure.

Lisa and Brad Ussery

November 8, 2019

“Do not let your hearts be troubled.
You believe in God; believe also in me.
My Father’s house has many rooms.
If that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?”
John 14:1-2

Susan Masters

November 7, 2019

Sending my love and prayers to the family. I will always remember Cassie’s sweet smile, love for adventure, and kind spirit! From roller blading in Central Park to hosting family + soccer team players in Katy! Love you All!

Michele Gee

November 5, 2019

Cassie had a love for making light shine where it was dim. She had a glow in her eye that told you she was listening and a soft hand that reached out and touched you so you knew the human connection was real and important. Cassie was a comfort to all. Some things about a person you just can’t put into words because you can only say, you just had to be with them. We will miss her comforting presence.