Carol J. Cozan
Carol J. Cozan, 63, of Bradenton, died May 27.
Ms. Cozan moved to Bradenton in 1996 from Guam, where she had been a professor at the University of Guam for 19 years. She held a doctorate degree and was a graduate of the University of Arkansas.
Since moving to Bradenton, Ms. Cozan was active with the master gardener program, Red Hat Society and Island Players, where she volunteered and served on the board of directors and as stage manager for numerous productions. She was also very active in her community at Perico Bay Club.
At her request, there was no service. Memorial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota FL 34238.
Ms. Cozan is survived by nieces, Teresa Jensen, Trudy Kniffin, and Tracie Hess, all of New York, many other family members and close friends.
Marie A. Troutman
Marie A. Troutman, 81, of Bradenton, died April 28.
Mrs. Troutman was born in Chicago, where she lived with her husband and nine children until 1972. She came to Anna Maria Island with her family and worked at the former Anchor and Harbor House restaurants for many years.
She opened a shell shop on Cortez Road and created and sold her treasures of shell art. She also worked at Publix before retiring.
Services for Mrs. Troutman were private. Memorial donations are welcome at the Manatee County Humane Society, www.humanesocietymanatee.org.
Mrs. Troutman is survived by daughters Mary Ann and husband Cecil Dust of Ellisville, Mo., Sandra Ann and husband Bob Berger of Winnetka, Ill., Nanci Faye and husband Patrick Grach of Monroe, N.Y., Alice Rose Sistak of Bradenton, and Linda Toby and husband Mike Miller of Ellenton; sons Adrian Douglas Jr. of Winlock, Wash., William Arthur of Kilauea, Hawaii, and James Alpha and wife Lisa of Bradenton; 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.