Au-Deane Veniece Shepherd Cowley (born 2-8-31 in Paris, Idaho) set aside her physical body on June 14, 2022. Au-Deane was the daughter of Earl Budge Shepherd and Jhoun Veniece Chugg and the granddaughter of Joseph Russell Shepherd and Rose Budge Shepherd, David Rinal Chugg and Sarah Ann Jacobsen Chugg Shepherd. Au-Deane married Carter Wallace Cowley on June 8, 1951. Together they parented three sons and one daughter: David Carter (Karen), Cardeane Veniece Cowley Cecil, Michael William Cowley, Phillip Earl Cowley (Shelly). They were active grandparents of eight: Dallas Carter Cecil, Brooke Karen Cowley Marlor (Dustin), Kelly Veniece Cecil Oaks (Joshua), Andrew David Cowley (Elizabeth), Anne Marie Cowley Shetlar (Jesse), Nathan Donald Cowley, Stephen Phillip Cowley (Summer), Danielle Cardeane Cecil Kip (Colby), and great grandparents to sixteen: Sagelyn, Isabelle, Madilyn, Tucker, Winston, Forrest, Violet, Carter, Everett, Macie Rose, James, Ryder, Liam, Lucas, Lincoln and one on the way. Au-Deane was preceded in death by her husband Carter, siblings Winona, Ramona, Phillip, Helene, and J.R.\n\nAu-Deane graduated from the University of Utah where she held a B.A. in sociology, a M.S.W. in social work, and a Ph.D. in Sociology. She was elected to two honorary societies (Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa) and graduated Magnum Cum Laude. Dr. Cowley’s social work career began Salt Lake City at Family Court Conciliation (1969-1972) and ended at the Graduate School of Social Work, University of Utah (1972-1998) where she held positions as professor, Practicum Director, and Associate Dean. Au-Deane published several books, chapters for professional journals, as well as numerous poems. She specialized in transpersonal social work and marital and family therapy. After their retirement Carter and Au-Deane moved to Dammeron Valley and later to Sunbrook in St. George. They loved hiking the Red Rock Country of Southern Utah. In 2016 they moved back to the Cottonwood area to be closer to their family and the view they enjoyed of Mt. Olympus for 40 years. \n\nAu-Deane loved unconditionally, was very generous with her time and energy. She helped us to appreciate nature, love Mother Earth and be one with the universe. \n\nThe family would like to acknowledge the loving care and support of the staff at The Ridge at Cottonwood and Canyon Hospice (especially Lacey and Ruth).\n\nThe family honored her life at a private ceremony. \n\nIn lieu of flowers, celebrate life with those you love.