Doris McVety Bowers

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Doris McVety Bowers


Graveside services for Doris McVety Bowers, 85, of Tyler, long-time resident of Bryan/College Station, will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 2:00 PM at Hopkinsville Cemetery in Waelder under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bowers passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 in Tyler.

She was born May 22, 1928 in Port Huron, Michigan to Angus and Lela McVety.

Doris was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bryan, TX.

She graduated from Port Huron High School in December 1946 and attended Albion College and Mary Harden Baylor Colleges.  Doris was a secretary at AAA of Texas and later became manager of Merle Norman Cosmetics from 1978 to 1997. 

Among the many things she enjoyed, her favorites were gardening, needlework and baking. 

Mrs. Bowers was preceded in death by her spouse, Thomas W. Bowers and brother, Robert Lee McVety.

Doris is survived by her loving family including sons, Jay Bowers and wife JoLea of College Station; Mac Bowers and wife Donna of Tyler; daughter, Leigh Ann Bowers of Ann Arbor, Michigan; grandchildren, Mathew Bowers, Brittany Bowers, and  T J Blakemore, all of College Station, Nicole Cronkhite of Dallas, Courtney Bowers and Caleb Bowers of Tyler; great-grandson, Kyden Bowers.

If desired, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Bryan, 506 E. 28th St., Bryan 77803 or Habitat for Humanity, 822 W. Front St., Tyler 75702.    

Published in The Times Herald on Apr. 18, 2014
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