Betty J. Bowers

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Betty Jane Bowers, 78, of Westminster, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at Carroll Hospital Center.

Born Feb. 13, 1936, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Bertha Mae Leaf Zittenger. She was the wife of the late Donald Lee Bowers.

She was a 1953 graduate of Catonsville Senior High School. She retired from Random House after 23 years of service as a payroll clerk. She was a member of the VFW Molleville Farm Post #467 and American Legion Carroll Post 31. She was a former member of the Westminster Moose and Westminster Eagles.

Surviving are children Donald Lee Sr. and wife Donna Lee Bowers, of Catonsville, Herbert "Herbie" L. and wife Susan Marie Bowers, of York-New-Salem, Pa., Matthew Dean Sr. and wife JoAnna Bowers, of Westminster, and Mary Beth Bowers, of Centreville, Mich.; a sister, Dawn Minnie, of Brookefield, Fla.; a brother, Gerald Zittenger, of Norfolk, Va.; 13 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from noon until time of service, 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster, with the Rev. Stephen Schaefer officiating. Interment will be in Meadow Branch Cemetery.

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412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on Apr. 27, 2014
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