Margarita Maria Rank
1950 — 2022
Margarita Maria "Markie" Cowley Rank, was born November 17, 1950, in Havana, Cuba, to Yolanda P. and Luis M. Cowley M.D. She died July 1, 2022, in Dallas, TX, shortly after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Markie died surrounded by family and friends. The second of six children, Markie grew up in Terrell, TX, attending Terrell Elementary, Terrell Junior High, and graduating from Terrell High School in 1968. She attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, at the time majoring in education. It was in Missouri that Markie first became interested in the nursing field. Her first paycheck came from working in the University of Missouri Columbia Medical Center as a psychiatric...