OBITUARY

Vaden Lavelle Fowler

November 19, 1956July 15, 2020

Vaden Lavelle Fowler, 63, died July 15, 2020, in Henderson, Nevada. She was born November 19, 1956, in Nashville, the daughter of L.C. and Juanita Fowler.

Vaden graduated from Hillwood High School, Class of 1974. She went on to attend Tennessee State University graduating with a BS in History. Soon after graduating she left Tennessee to begin her life in Las Vegas, Nevada and went on to complete her Masters degree from University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Vaden taught for almost 40 years, beginning her teaching career at Cannon Junior High before moving to Green Valley High School. While in Las Vegas, she became a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated and was a devoted member of Second Baptist Church. She received numerous awards during her career including various Teacher of the month and Teacher of the Year honors.

Vaden was preceded in death by her mother and father. She is survived by her sisters Brenda Fowler, Shanette (Rev. William) Raybon, Andrea (Bobby) Bledsoe, Audrey Davis, her brother Larry Fowler. A host of nieces and nephews and devoted friends Elizabeth Fehler and Dorothy Simmons-Blake.

Services

  • Gathering of Family & Friends

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Saturday, August 1, 2020

Memories

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Liz Fehler

August 3, 2020

It was an honor and privilege to be Vaden’s friend for over 40 years. We had so many good times together, times I will always remember. My dear friend will be greatly missed.

Shelle Schlosser

August 2, 2020

Soror Fowler was always a sweet and welcoming person. I so enjoyed getting to know her during my time as the Regional Parliamentarian and visiting Nevada for Area Meeting. Rest in Heaven my dear Soror.

Carmesha Thompson

August 1, 2020

Soror Vaden Fowler was such a kind and welcoming person. I always admired her creativity and how she carried herself. I could tell she took much pride in everything she worked on and she brought so much to our organization. My sincere condolences go out to her family and loved ones.

Maggie Longley

August 1, 2020

I am so joyful Soror Fowler was a part of my life for 10 Years.
We spent many days talking about the goodness of God. She loved God. Vaden often shared with the sorority words of knowledge she remembered from her mother.

She loved culture. We went to the theater and museum together.
One day, I called her and said I'm watching Gunsmoke. She said, "You better record it, so that you won't miss it." Vaden was a Gunsmoke fan.

She and my sister had a special relationship. She would call my sister, "My Rose." and My sister would call her, "My Vaden."

We always sat next to each other at the sorority conferences.
I will miss her. However, I know that she is with our God and Savior.

Maggie

Rev. Dr. Jacquelyn Pippion-Swope

August 1, 2020

We met in 2018 at our Boule in Texas. We had lunch, laughed, talked and shared many things regarding our sorority. You had such a warm smile and kind heart and we were able to touch basis from time to time. In my travels back and forth to NV., we had short conversations due to being busy with different Sorority activities. When I had a small accident in NV. before moving, you kept in contact with me consistently to find out how I was doing. When I finally moved to NV., you called to greet me and made me feel very welcome. I Thank you for your kindness and "Playing the True Part of a Sister". God has now come to reclaim his True and Faithful Servant, so rest in His Arms, for you are now at Peace.
Soror Fowler, you will be missed. GOD IS..........
Rev. Dr. Jacquelyn Pippion-Swope, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority

Tamika Nicole (Me) Williams-Clark

August 1, 2020

Soror Fowler was never anything but kind to me from the very first day I met her. I admired her style and natural class. At times, she would send me special messages and encouragements pushing me forward to continue doing a great job. We have lost a great soror and an even greater person. My deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.

Sincerely,

Tamika Nicole Williams-Clark
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc
International Grand Epistoleus

Betty Ard

August 1, 2020

Vaden was one of the kindest, most encouraging person I've ever had the pleasure to know. As a Sorority sister, she epitomized the "Greater Service, Greater Progress" motto. I will miss our phone calls and lunches. Rest in peace - know you are loved.

Jasmond S. Gray

August 1, 2020

When Vaden joined Sigma Gamma Rho we had our own little connection from the beginning. She'd refer to me as her 'big-little sister'. She was to the point but had a loving disposition behind what she said. I loved our chats. Whatever event I attended I would always find my way to her so we could chop it up. I was deeply saddened to hear about her passing. She will be greatly missed.

Your 'big-little sister' ALWAYS,
Jasmond

Matthew Mullin

August 1, 2020

Ms. Fowler was one of the most engaging and influential teachers I’ve ever had. She had a way about her that just inspired focus and doing my best. No matter how I felt or what kind of mood I was in, I knew it was “game on” the minute I got to her classroom. She led by example with her behavior, brought out the best in me and somehow kept me wanted to show her I could do better. Her influence contributed to reaching for things I didn’t think I was capable of, including applying to Princeton University. She was classy, sassy, funny and encouraging all at the same time! I’m grateful for the time I got to spend with her.

Matthew Mullin
Green Valley High School ‘97
Princeton University ‘01

Genevieve Gardner

August 1, 2020

I had the pleasure of having Mrs. Fowler as my teacher for 2 of the 4 years I was at Green Valley High School. I will never forget that both years she had always referred to me and pronounced my name the way the French do. It was hard enough for people to say it the correct way in English as it was already lol, so that definitely caught me off guard, but in a funny haha way.

However, what I loved most about her class was that she always managed to keep me intrigued, especially in world history and government class, that in itself was not an easy feat. The most important thing I remember is how she managed to make the class fun with her sense of humor, and got everyone to participate when normally we could probably care less about asserting our point of view into a class discussion, she just had a way of making you feel like you couldn’t say anything wrong, and any opinion was a welcome one. Well, unless you just said something completely out of left field and then she would stop suddenly and just look at you or say, “bupkis!” No matter what she always made you feel comfortable to the point where you could have those serious and funny moments with her and the class.

She will forever remain in my memory as one of my favorite teachers and will be missed dearly.

FROM THE FAMILY

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