|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1969|
|Death: ||Apr. 4, 2012|
North Carolina, USA
Victoria Anne Bowler
Victoria Anne Bowler, 42, of Charlotte, NC, went to Heaven on April 4, 2012, as a result of complications from a vigorous and brave battle with breast cancer.
Born on September 11, 1969, in Youngstown, Ohio, Vickie was the daughter of her proud parents, Robert and Marilynn Farrell Bowler, of Charlotte. She attended East Mecklenburg High School, graduated from East Carolina University and was employed as a paralegal by Stiles, Byrum & Horne Law Firm for the past 13 years.
Vickie was a smart, witty and incredibly lovely young woman with an amazing commitment to caring for others. She was passionate about her volunteer work at Levine Children's Hospital in the Children's Cancer Center, Make-A-Wish, Special Olympics/Camp SOAR, the homeless shelter, senior citizens Bingo, and Kids First.
Her staunch army of friends and the thousands of recipients of her grace and talent will miss her strength, wit and wisdom. From horseback riding to golf to tennis to working out, Vickie found joy in everything she did and was lots of fun to be around. She was - and is - truly loved.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her siblings, Laura Whitley and her husband, Mark, Julie Duke and her husband, David, and Elizabeth Bowler and Thomas Bowler, all of Charlotte; nieces Karrington and Lauren Duke and Rachel Whitley; and nephew, Stefan Duke; and great-niece McKaela Ridings, all of Charlotte; plus many aunts, uncles and cousins from NC, SC, NY, and from PA, MD and FL.
The family extends loving thanks to Dr. Gary Frenette, Terri Carpenter, Dr. Richard White, Dr. Brian Dalrymple, and Sandy Fowler for their care and support over the past three years and during these last few weeks.
In lieu of flowers, contributions would be graciously accepted in Vickie's name by Special Olympics/Camp SOAR, 1316 Piccadilly Dr., Charlotte, NC 28211; Levine Children's Hospital, LCH Administrator, 1000 Blythe Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28232; or Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western NC, 212 So. Tryon St., Ste. 1080, Charlotte, NC 28281.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Gabriel Church at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, with Father Frank O 1/8Rourke, celebrant. Visitation will be held at Hankins & Whittington Funeral Home, 1111 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC, on Tuesday evening from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. The family will also receive friends following the Mass at St. Gabriel Church.
Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service.
Published in Charlotte Observer from April 8 to April 9, 2012
*** Many thanks to R.C. Poynter (#47795548) for sponsering this memorial.
Saint Gabriel Catholic Church - Columbarium
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Lanie
Record added: Apr 09, 2012
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