Esta Cowan Akers

Profile Updated: March 5, 2014
Esta Cowan
Esta Cowan


Esta Cowan


Esta Cowan


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Marshall, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Ron Akers
Homepage: View Website
Occupation: own Willie Long Bridals
Children: son Christopher Alan Rice, born 1970, lost precious grandchild, Britttney Alane, 1992 - 2006, to "brain More…bleed." Grandchild Christopher Alan Rice, Jr., 1996, in his senior high school year in Huntsville, AL.

moved back to Marshall in 1976 to help Mom in her store Willie Long Shop. Had lived in Grand Prairie, Arlington, TX area and worked at LTV Aerospace there. Mom moved me to my own store in 1985, Willie Long Bridals, so I could "make a living on my own." Will never be as successful as she was.....

School Story:

graduated from All Saints' Episcopal School in 1964 in Vicksburg, MS. Attended Freshman year college at SMU Dallas, then University of TX at Arlington after getting married in 1965. Graduated there with Associate Degree in 1967. Took fantastic beginning computer course at TSTC in 1989. This has led me to be able to check emails and now Facebook page. Am still totally intimidated by Excel.

Do you still see/talk to/hang out with any classmates? Who?

Being in business in Marshall, I've had the opportunity to visit and "keep up with" so many of our class who live in Marshall and the surrounding areas -- too many to name...

If you could build a second house anywhere, where would it be?

on a hill overlooking a lake, where deer graze and ducks swim and fish flop...

What did you always want to do that you haven't done yet?

cruises to Hawaii and Mediterranean and East Coast foliage

Places you want to go?

Hawaii, Holy Land

Cool things you've done

My mother loved cruises, so the week after my son graduated from high school (yes, MHS) and left for the Army, Mother and several of her friends and I went on my first cruise. As we took off from Shreveport to Miami early that morning, Mother looked at me and said, "Let's go spend your inheritance." I've never had a more wonderful trip.

Incidentally, after we got into the air, Mother's best friend Daisy Harter, hailed the flight attendant and ordered Jack Daniels. She said to me, "Let me introduce you to the Golden Glow." We had such fun.

I miss those times.

Ever been really lost?


Sang Karaoke


Ever eaten just cookies for dinner?


Tell us how you got lost in the question above

Are you kidding? I can get lost inside my house.....

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Feb 04, 2019 at 8:04 AM

Have a good one!

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Jan 27, 2019 at 2:46 AM

Hi, hi! Hope you are well and enjoying your birthday! Love you and think of you often. Wish you and Lynn would get together and come over.

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Posted on: Oct 17, 2018 at 12:08 PM

Happy Birthday Pam! I very rarely get to see you, but never stop thinking of you. EZ

Sep 08, 2018 at 6:09 PM

Happy Birthday my special friend. Isn't it time for a birthday party! Love you!

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Posted on: Feb 09, 2018 at 1:56 PM

Lynn, I'm so terribly sorry. Do you need help at the house or here? Let me help...

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Posted on: Oct 16, 2017 at 6:51 PM

Happy Birthday my friend. I hope it's been a wonderful day. Do you ever come back to Marshall? Would love to see you.

Sep 03, 2017 at 7:20 PM

Lynn, I sent an email to you to please come to the store on Friday (I think it was) and you obviously didn't get it. I had the piece of paper with telephone number, address and email address on my desk for WEEKS, but when I needed it, I couldn't find it! Please send the info to me at In the meantime, happy, happy birthday, or as we used to say HBLA!!

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Apr 15, 2017 at 9:36 AM

A future happy birthday to my sweet friend. Wonderful memories of our time together. God bless dear Susan.

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Jan 11, 2017 at 8:57 AM

Happy, happy birthday dear one!

Sep 08, 2016 at 10:22 AM

HB Lynnist!!! I'd love to see you. If you're in town, please get in touch!

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Jun 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM

Happy Birthday sweet Mary! Hope it's been wonderful!

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Sep 12, 2015 at 7:05 PM

I'm so sorry to miss wishing you hbd LynEST. Love you bunches and sure miss seeing you!! Just got home from Market this minute.

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:31 AM
Graduation Day