Cecilia "Cecy" R. Bowersock
August 30, 1958 – January 19, 2019
Road Patrol Officer Cecilia Rosa Bowersock "Cecy" (Cecilia Rosa Fernandez) died peacefully in her home on January 19,2019 in Greenacres, FL at the age of 60.
Cecy is survived by her husband David Bowersock, Daughters Jennifer Bowersock and Amanda Bowersock, Son David Wilson, and Grandchildren Nick Taylor, Madison Taylor, and David Wilson Jr. and Great grandchildren Johnny and David Wilson. She is preceded in death by Zenaida Fernandez, Teofilo Fernandez.
Cecy was born on August 30th, 1958 in Havana, Cuba to Zenaida and Teofilo Fernandez. She attended high school in Palm Beach County and went on to receive two associates degrees in criminal justice and nursing. At age 21, she attended the police academy and shortly after graduation was hired by West Palm Police Department, where she worked in vice, detective, crimes against children, detective sergeant and ended her career of 30 years of service as road patrol sergeant. After retiring from the city of west palm, she worked for the past 7 years as a road patrol police officer for the City of Atlantis police department. She married David Bowersock, a Mangonia Park police Sergeant on December 20th, 1986. Although, David had two children from a previous marriage she welcomed his children, David Jr. and Amanda into her home as her own. In 1992 Cecy and Dave adopted a newborn baby Jennifer. Her children remember her as a loving, caring, and understanding mother who encouraged them to pursue their goals.
Cecy was accomplished at pocket billiards and fishing, and an accomplished bowler. She had a strong and competitive nature and was passionate about making a difference.
A funeral is scheduled for a 12:00-2:00 greeting, and the service will start at 2:00, followed a reception where guests are encouraged to share stories of encounters with Cecilia at Dorsey Earl Smith funeral home at Memory gardens 3041 Kirk Rd. Lake Worth, FL 33461. The service will be live streamed on Facebook at APA of Palm Beach County's Page. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Cecilia's life.
The family would like to thank the JFK hospital staff and Hopespring Hospice for their care and dedication.
- David Bowersock, Husband
- Jennifer Bowersock, Daughter
- Amanda Bowersock, Daughter
- David Wilson, Son
- Grandchildren Nick Taylor, Madison Taylor, and David Wilson Jr. and Great grandchildren Johnny and David Wilson
- Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, January 24, 2019
- Celebration of Life Service Thursday, January 24, 2019
Cecilia "Cecy" R. Bowersock
January 25, 2019
I met Cecy when I worked at the WPB Police Department . Cecy was always so kind and friendly. She would stop by my desk and chat or see me walking down the hallway or where ever and yell, “ Mira Chica!” hey chic!
Though I was not an officer or sworn personnel, she treated me as a friend. I often ran into her years later at JFK Hospital. The last encounter was a year ago, I was in the ER not feeling well. And I hear, Hey Chica”. She came and gave me a big hug and asked me what I was doing there. We chatted for a minute , I told her I was retired and we hugged , see ya later take care. And that was the last time I saw my friend Cecy. I know one day I will see her again in heaven. To her family: my deepest condolences. 🌹
January 24, 2019
Cecy and I worked together on patrol and then for several years as detectives. We were partners in the Crimes Against Children Unit for a few years and not only locked up a lot of bad people, but had fun doing it. Cecy, Dave, my wife Julie and I hung out a lot off-duty as well, playing pool, going fishing and diving, going to the Keys and even went on a cruise together.
It's very sad that she went too soon, but she enjoyed her life, her family and her friends. She will be missed by all.
The picture I attached is from September 1995, Julie's dad and stepmom were in town and we all went out to Jetty's for dinner (one of our favorite places). It was a very fun night with good food, lots of laughing and lots of stories told.
January 23, 2019
To the Bowersock family,
I would like to extend my deepest condolences. I met and worked with Cecy while employed with the WPBPD from 1997 - 2000. She was always kind and compassionate and always smiling. She was a fun loving person and She could always make me laugh. She will be missed by those that knew her and were close to her. Libby ID#1395
Laurie Van Deusen
January 23, 2019
Dave, Jennifer, Amanda and all of Cecy's family: Cecy will be sorely missed. During our careers at WPBPD, Cecy and I have two very special and funny (to us) stories we share and would laugh about each time we'd have a chance to meet up and talk. She was the one who give me the Nick-Name "SEA LEGS", which only she and I know the story which led up to this.... (Funny in Retrospect, but not at the time she tagged me with this name, back in about 1990). We too have a special movie, "Fried Green Tomatoes", which she watched with me and my family when together in Miami, one rainy day when many Police Olympic game were cancelled. We both were "too tough" to let one another know we were each sobbing during one part of the movie (we tried to hide it from each other, as we were "two tough cops" who couldn't be so weak as to cry and be seen doing so... ( :>). When we caught each other muffling our sobbing, we burst out laughing and we gave each other a big hug! We had so many other good times at WPBPD, and too at the Police Olympics when Wendy Detter, Debbie Fahey, Delsa Bush, Dorothy Bradshaw, Cecy and I - as the "GUTTER GIRLS" - our team name, would compete in BOWLING at several Police Olympics. We are GOLD MEDALISTS many times over! (: >). Post WPBPD, Cecy and I would chat, laugh, catch up on families, life and other matters, but mostly about our families and the good times. Although I've talked and texted with Cecy since she became gravely ill, I last saw her at the PBA Hall last fall, when WPBPD Retirees gathered for a group photograph. She looked so pretty in her white slacks and blue blouse; I'll treasure this photo of her and all of our WPBPD buddies. That day, she and I hugged and said, "see you later; let's have lunch!" She loved her family above and beyond all! I'll miss my fine friend; my fellow officer. LVD #666 - (My ID# at WPBPD)
January 21, 2019
David, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Cesie was an incredible addition to my life and career at JFK. We laughed and shared stories, but when things would get ugly, Cesie was the epitome of professionalism and always looked out for me. She demonstrated compassion and skills that many of us in the profession do not possess. I will miss her wisdom and direction, her strength and kindness. I shall miss my friend, but she will be with me always.