Dolores Jean " Dee" Fowler, a long time resident of Freeport, Pa, and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully on November 11, 2021. Dolores was born in Sligo, Pa on Dec. 12, 1929 to the late Ressie (Guntrum) and Gilbert Henry Sr. Dolores was married to her beloved husband, Raymond "Shorty" Fowler who preceded her in death May, 2002. Dolores is survived by her son, David MD (Ellen) of Pittsburgh, Pa, four grandchildren: Kirstin (Brian MD) Fowler Liu, Kendal (Robert) Kaminski, Kathryn (Peter) Eberle and David Braden (Mary Kathleen) Fowler and four great grandchildren: William and Edward Kaminski and, Elena and Vincent Eberle. She was the fifth of eight children. Brothers Jack, Gilbert JR., Donald and Robert and sister, Dorothy Henry Foust preceded her in death. She is survived by sisters: Norma Henry Lewis and Shirley Henry Hoover, as well as many nieces and nephews. Dolores and Raymond were high school sweethearts who married following her high school graduation in 1949. They were married for 52 years. She worked in Heeter's General Store in Sligo, Pa while Raymond served in the Panama Canal Zone during the Korean War. The couple relocated to Silverville Road, Freeport in 1954 where they built their own house. Dolores lived in that house for 52 years. She was an active member of the Freeport United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for twenty years and later assisted with meals on wheels for ten years. Dolores also served as an Allegheny Valley Hospital volunteer for over 35 years. Weekly Sunday family dinners, Couples Sunday school meetings, sewing and card clubs rounded out her days. Dolores served her community but, spending time with family and friends was her biggest passion. Teaching her grandchildren to bake and share Christmas cookies and homemade fudge using inherited family recipes will define her legacy. Since December, 2016 Dolores resided at Concordia Lutheran Home in Cabot, Pa. While there, Dolores was tenderly cared for by the loving nurses and ancillary staff. A private burial is planned. The family will receive friends for a celebration of life service at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church 384 Fox Chapel Road Fox Chapel, Pa on Saturday December 11, 2021 at 1 pm. The family kindly requests that any Memorial donations be sent to: Freeport United Methodist Church 211 4th Street Freeport, Pa 16229
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Freeport United Methodist Church
211 4th St., Freeport PA 16229