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Gloria Alice Miller Bowers
October 20, 1936 ~ December 6, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Gloria Alice Miller Bowers, 87, of Jerome, Va, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, in her home surrounded by family. A celebration of life will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Jerome on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 11am.
Gloria was born October 20, 1936, in Jerome, VA. She was the daughter of the late Melvin and Edna May Miller. She was a loving mother and grandmother, cherished friend, and lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, among many other things. While Gloria’s official job titles throughout the years included school nurse and FBI records specialist, she greatly enjoyed staying at home to raise her two boys. In her retirement years, she enjoyed spending time with her family, working on the family farm, which included raising a herd of buffalo, and cooking many of her recipes will live on through her beloved family members.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Max Carson Bowers; three siblings and their spouses, Houston Miller and wife Emogene, Lois Jimenez and husband Jim, Bonnie Coffman and husband Jim, and brother-in-law Charlie Brinker.
She is survived by two siblings, Carolyn Brinker, and Dean Miller and wife Carolyn; two sons, Steven Bowers, and Donald Bowers; five grandchildren, Zachary Bowers, Kassidy Bowers, Beau Bowers and wife Olivia, Haylee Orndorff and husband Josh, and Evan Bowers; two great-grandchildren, William Bowers and Rylee Orndorff; and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Kerri Armentrout, Olivia Bowers, Kara Miller and Bailee Roberts for the care and compassion they gave to Gloria over the past several years.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4109 Jerome Rd., Edinburg, Va, 22824