OBITUARY

Michol M. Brower

August 21, 1955October 8, 2021
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Michol M. Brower, 66, of Charlotte, passed away October 8, 2021 in her home. Born August 21, 1955 in Newburgh, NY, the daughter of Sheldon P. W. and Barbara M. (Coughlin) Ruf. She married Philip Brower on July 13, 1996 in Charlotte and to their union; Michol gave birth to their son, Brandon Michael. A graduate of John J. Senior High School in Hopewell, NY; Michol went on to further her studies at Dutches Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY with an Associate’s Degree in Child Care and Salem College of Winston Salem, NC. She retired from NCR after 34 years of employment as a Project Manager. Michol loved people and animals. She enjoyed traveling, entertaining family and friends. She and Philip would often open their home for birthdays and family celebrations. She also loved spending time with her nieces and nephews. Survivors include her husband, Philip Brower; children, Brandon Brower, Claudia (Graham) Brockner and Darren (Kana) Brower; grandchildren, Tamauri, Mason and Leo; sisters, Karen Hearn, Mary Susan Ruf and Bernadette Ruf; brother, Peter (Donna) Ruf; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Eric Hearn. A visitation for Michol will be held Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Forest Lawn West Funeral & Cremation Service, Charlotte, NC. Funeral Service 11 a.m. Friday, October 15, 2021 at the funeral home. Entombment in Forest Lawn West Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Condolences may be submitted at www.forestlawnwest.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Sheldon P. W. & Barbara M. (Coughlin) Ruf, Parents (deceased)
  • Philip Brower, Husband
  • Brandon M. Brower, Son
  • Claudia (Graham) Brockner, Daughter
  • Darren (Kana) Brower, Son
  • Tamauri, Mason & Leo, Grandchildren
  • Karen Hearn, Sister
  • Mary Susan Ruf, Sister
  • Bernadette Ruf, Sister
  • Peter (Donna) Ruf, Brother
  • Eric Hearn, Brother-in-Law (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Graham Brockner
  • Benjamin Hearn
  • Daniel Hearn
  • Jesse Hearn
  • Timothy Hearn
  • Matthew Hearn

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, October 15, 2021

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Mary Pillmear

October 18, 2021

Our families were brought together four and a half years ago by Michol's son, Brandon, and my granddaughter, Aleya. It was an instant friendship of the families. Michol was a devoted mother, kind, loving and generous to all. She welcomed everyone into her home. We shared dinners, birthdays, graduations and holidays together. We loved you Michol. We will miss you greatly. ♥️

Mary Outing

October 14, 2021

Michol was a dear friend of mine and neighbor. We both loved animals. I will miss Michol, a wonderful friend.

Trish Bailey

October 14, 2021

Michol we had so much fun growing up in our cul-de-sac. Watching scary movies with you was the best. Summers we worked on our tans with you as our tanning coach. Later we walked and talked. You became such a wonderful wife and Mother. You built happiness that will last in our memories forever.

I have some photos to share of our Thanksgiving in Blacksburg our vacation in Carolina beach and your visit to Greenville.

Goodbye sweet friend
Trish

Vim Sukhdeo

October 13, 2021

It's surreal to think of Michol in the past tense. She was a strong willed, beautiful person that I enjoyed working with at NCR.
Michol will be missed but wonderful memories of her will live on.
Deepest sympathy to her loving family and friends.


Warmest Regards,
Vim

Nanci Rae Dillen

October 12, 2021

Michol and I met due to a puppy she found and appropriately named Peanut. Never in a million years would I have imagined how much I would grow to love her. Her heart for everyone was simply amazing. She became truly one of my best friends.

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