Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Traylor Gym in Capitan, for Lowell C. (L.C.) Cozzens, 90, who passed away on June 2, 2012, in Roswell.
L.C. was born Nov. 18, 1921, in Tulia, Texas, to Seymour “Primo” Cozzens and Sallie Goode Cozzens. The family moved to the Nogal Mesa area in 1924. He attended public school in Capitan, where he was a stellar athlete in all sports. He attended the University of New Mexico on a basketball scholarship, where he lettered and was named to the All Border Conference basketball team in 1947. In 1943, while at UNM, Cozzens joined the United States Marine Corps and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He returned to UNM and graduated in 1947 with a degree in education. He later obtained a Master of Arts, Login to read more