Frederick Braitling Fowler

February 14, 1927October 9, 2013
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Frederick Braitling Fowler, 86, passed away on October 9, 2013 in Midland, TX. Frederick was born on February 14, 1927, to Frederick A. Fowler and Vera Braitling Fowler in New Castle, PA. He and his wife Agnes were married on July 22, 1954. He served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during WW II as an able seaman. Frederick graduated from Wooster University and completed an advanced degree at the Colorado School of Mines. He was employed as a geophysicist in the petroleum industry throughout his career, and was a lifetime member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He loved family, sailing, dogs, good jokes, horseback riding, and good friends. Frederick is survived by a son, Monty Fowler of Huntington, WV; a daughter, Alisa A. Fowler of Salt Lake City UT; and granddaughters that he loved dearly, Sarah E. Fowler and Elaine N. Fowler. He is predeceased by his wife, Agnes; and both his parents. Family will welcome friends to a viewing on Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 4-6 pm at Ellis Funeral Home. Services will be held on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 11 am at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Midland, TX. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. On line condolences may be offered at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Midland;, a website dedicated to the history of the Merchant Marine in World War II; or, a website dedicated to keeping afloat one of the last surviving Victory-type cargo ships from World War II, of the same type Frederick served on.


  • Funeral Service Monday, October 14, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, October 13, 2013

Frederick Braitling Fowler

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Amanda Putignani

December 12, 2013

You will be very dearly missed Fred. Sam and I have never forgot our dog walks with you and Sally when we were little. I am so happy to have known you and Agnes almost all my life. You were a good man and will be missed but never forgotten.

Violet Singh

December 4, 2013

Mr. Fowler was a loyal patron of the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale and was particularly fond of the Masterworks concerts. He would very often take the time to call after a concert to share how much he appreciated our music. He will be missed.

October 14, 2013

I had the great honor of sharing many warm and enlightening conversations with Fred over the years. As a friend of DeLaine's I would see Fred when he came to Austin for holidays or just to visit. He became a part of our Austin Village family. I am grateful for the opportunity to have known loving, fun, insightful Uncle Fred and will miss him deeply.
With Love,
Chris & Shawn St. Clair

Susan Witkowski Cimprich

October 14, 2013

sweet Mr. Fowler....
My prayers for Lisa, Monty and family.

Robin Thigpin

October 14, 2013

Friends and Family of Uncle Fred - what a great guy. It was our honor to know him and spend time with Fred and his precious dogs. Always had a smile, a joke and a good comment - stories were fun because they were told with enthusiasm and great sense of himor. His Austin friends will miss him at holidays in the future but he will always be in our hearts. Blessings to his family and loved ones.