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Helen Eileen (Cooper) Bowers Obituary
Helen Eileen (Cooper) Bowers, 77, born April 16, 1933, in Beardstown, Ill. passed away Jan. 22, 2011, in Houston, Texas. Eileen was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Richard Bowers, in 1981, and son Brocky Paul.
After marriage in 1955, Eileen and her husband resided in El Paso, and Alamogordo, over 45 years, raising their family, working with the community, and participating in their church. She worked in the school system and as a payroll clerk at the White Sands Missile Range. She lived most recently in Houston, Texas, enjoying time with her grandsons.
Eileen enjoyed writing and telling stories, reading, singing, following space travel, and keeping up with the latest UFO theories.
She is survived by her children Wendye Bowers Crain of Hollywood Calif., Thadd Bowers and his wife Terri Bowers, brother Donny Cooper and wife Shirley Matthews Cooper of Beardstown IL, sister Catherine Cooper Stambaugh of Astoria IL, grandsons Samuel and Benjamin Bowers, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held in Alamogordo at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 5 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1212 Washington Ave.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations in Eileen's name be made to the Texas Alzheimer's Foundation, 2242 West Holcombe Blvd., Houston Texas 77030, (713) 314-1313.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 30 to Mar. 1, 2011
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