Frances Arlene Filiere Fowler
- October 7, 1917 - June 22, 2012
- Garland, Texas
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“Thank You Aunt Frances for always being Cheerful, Caring, and a Loving Spirit.
I learned many things from you when I was young & I am Grateful.
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1 of 6 | Posted by: Keith Thacker - Eustace, TX
“Our thoughts are with Don, Ingrid and their family at this sad and difficult time. John and Katie Burns
2 of 6 | Posted by: John and Katie Burns - Ruidoso, NM
“We will all miss you Aunt Frances. Everyone knows that you made the BEST Chocolate Pies in Texas. Our heartfelt sympathy go to Ken, Don, Ingrid,...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Arlene & Bill Wright - Waxahachie, TX
“I have many fond memories of Aunt Frances, we'll all miss her!
4 of 6 | Posted by: Leslie Holmes - Spring Branch, TX
“So sorry to hear of Frances' death. I did meet her once and thought she was a very nice lady. Her sister, Catherine Cole, was a dear, dear friend of...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Nelda Minton - Garland, TX
“Thank you for all the loving and wonderful times we had together. I will miss you! With love, Norma
6 of 6 | Posted by: Norma - Midlothian, TX - niece
FOWLER, Frances Arlene Filiere
Frances Arlene Fowler of Garland passed away June 22, 2012.
Frances was born to Frank W. and Adeline Filiere in Perkins, Oklahoma on October 7, 1917. About 1922, the Filiere family moved to Dallas where Frances grew up and eventually graduated from Sunset High School.
While the family lived in Irving, Frances met her future husband, Leon Fowler. After their marraige in 1939, the couple moved to Washington DC where Leon worked for the Social Security Administration and Frances worked for the War Department.
Before WWII was over, the couple returned to Dallas to help aging parents and start a family. Leon took a job in the data processing department at Republic Insurance Company and worked there until retirement thirty years later while Frances made a loving home and was active in a local garden club.
In retirement, Frances and Leon took to raising orchids. After joining the Greater North Texas Orchid Society, the Fowlers won many prizes in local orchid shows. They also enjoyed gardening and traveling. Their trips included visits to Alaska, Hawaii, Florida, and Washington DC.
Frances is predeceased by her parents Francis William Filiere and Frances Adeline Filiere, her brother William Harry Filiere and her sisters Myrtle Euphemia Filiere, Annie May Knight, and Emily Catherine Cole.
She is survived by her sons Kenneth Leon Fowler and Donald Wayne Fowler, daughter-in-law Ingrid Whiting Fowler, grandson Brandon Christopher Fowler, and great-grandchildren Claire Elizabeth Fowler and Arlo Safren Fowler as well as many loving nieces, nephews amd their families.