1928 - 2014 Gloria Grace Fowler, 85, of Beaumont, died Saturday, August 9, 2014, at College Street Health Care Center in Beaumont. She was born on October 27, 1928, in New Rochelle, New York, to Antoinette Latino and Joseph Montalbano. Gloria moved to Beaumont when she was sixteen years old and graduated from St. Anthony High School. Gloria loved being with family and friends. She volunteered for many associations. She and her husband, Bill, were members of the Couples Club and Sacred Heart League of St. Joseph's Church, VFW, Amelia Little League, and Boy Scouts. Gloria volunteered at Beaumont's Best Years Center, where she loved to paint ceramics and share her talent with others. She was office manager of their family business, Home Packing, on Irving Street before it closed. Gloria modeled for BBW and had always been an active person. She had a passion for children. Survivors include her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Bill Fowler; and son, Thomas J. Fowler. A gathering of Gloria's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at Broussard's, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church Building Fund, 1115 Orange Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77701. Complete and updated information may be found at broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Aug. 11, 2014