Rachel Bowers Pigeon

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Okeechobee - Rachel Bowers Pigeon passed away at her residence surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. She was born in Ft. Pierce on April 17, 1940, to Dick Bowers and Marian Cypress. She was a lifelong resident of Brighton.
Prior to her retirement in the late 1970's, she worked in custodial care at the Seminole Clinic before she was transferred to the Seminole Senior Center where she continued in custodial care and meal preparation.
In her younger years she enjoyed beading and sewing. She was a member of Seminole Bible Baptist Church where she loved to sing English and Creek hymns. She could often be heard singing louder than those around her. Rachel enjoyed eating at restaurants, specifically the Brighton Casino Restaurant and Benihana Japanese Steak House to name a few. She also loved cowboy westerns and Chuck Norris's Walker Texas Ranger.
Though she had no children of her own she adored the children of others. She found joy in their company and they loved spending time with her as well. She cared for the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren of her siblings as if they were her own.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 12 years, John Pigeon; and nephew, Alexander Blaine Cypress. Survivors include her brothers, Dan (Agnes) Bowers of Brighton, Paul (Linda) Bowers and Richard Bowers all of Big Cypress Reservation; sisters, Bobbie Billie and Edna Bowers both of Hollywood; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 20, 2018, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Buxton & Bass Funeral Home, 400 N. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee. Funeral services will be held graveside Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Ortona Cemetery.
Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com
All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972.

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Published in NewsZapFL on July 20, 2018