Gladys J. Fowler

Fowler, Gladys J.
May 6, 1926 - Nov. 15, 2013
Gladys Joyce Fowler "Mikey" of Sarasota died at the age of 87. Born in 1926, Fort Erie, Canada as a girl she was a ballet dancer and avid contortionist. In fact, she was so talented the circus literally wanted her to join... but she had other dreams to fulfill the moment she met the love of her life John A. Fowler (Jack). She and Jack got married in 1944. They became Americans, started a beautiful family together, and continued the 1917 family tradition of making Fowler's Taffy for fairs in Western New York and Pennsylvania area that still carries on today. She was an adored cook and made a mean Yorkshire Puddin! She was also known to be quite the knitting/sewing ninja and created mountains of afghans, hats, dolls, clothing, pictures, pillows, Christmas decorations and ornaments in what seemed to be record time before any holiday, birth or wedding. She loved her home, family, food, dogs, dolls, wholesome game shows, happy endings, Jesus, and fancied McDonalds Vanilla Iced Coffee...size medium... No Sugar...not necessarily in that order. She did not like sad or scary movies...Titantic in particular did not go over well. She was a forever loving and devoted wife to Jack, mother to John Jr., Jerry, Mary Jane and Fred. She had 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren plus numerous other extended family and friends that are not forgotten. She was deeply loved and will be missed but we know she is with her "Jack". A private family memorial will be at Sarasota Memorial Park.

Published in Herald Tribune from Nov. 22 to Nov. 23, 2013