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Shirley Ann Fowler

1949 – 2019


Shirley Ann Fowler

Shirley Ann Fowler went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on June 26, 2019. Shirley was loved by all who knew her. She was known by her love and dedication to God, her quiet sweet spirit, her hospitality and her overwhelming love of her family.

She married the love of her life, Jerry Fowler, at age 19, and they celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on June 21. Shirley and Jerry had two loving children, Mark Fowler and Mindy Hensen, and two adored granddaughters, Breanne Fowler and Brittany Fowler.

Shirley was born in Winnsboro, Texas, but has lived in Shafter since she was 4. She worked at Shafter High School for 24 years, retiring in 2010 from the Career Center. She loved working with the students. After retirement, Shirley enjoyed time with family, was active in the Community Bible Study, created a family cookbook for the younger ones and did some faith writing.

Shirley leaves behind her husband, Jerry Fowler; her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Shelli Fowler; her daughter and son-in-law, Mindy and Marty Henson; and her granddaughters, Breanne and Brittany Fowler. She also leaves behind siblings and sister-laws Richard and Betty Fairhurst, Jerry and Tina Richards, Don Dooling, Junior and Suzie Richards, Jack and Alberta Richards, Sue Babbington, Wanda and Ray Karnes, and lots of nieces and nephews, along with friends she dearly loved. Her life meant so much to so many, and her presence will be deeply missed.

Service for Shirley will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 1, at Valley Bible Church of Shafter.

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