OBITUARY

Joanne Butler Bowyer

August 2, 1958May 4, 2018

Joanne Bowyer, age 59, passed away on Friday May 4, 2018. Joanne grew up in Raleigh and graduated from Cardinal Gibbons High School. After finishing her degree at Wingate College she began her career at Exide Electronics and then went to work with her husband, David Bowyer at Bowyer Case Company.

Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Agnes Butler. She is survived by her husband; her daughters, Molly Chandler Hagen and Hannah Lee Bowyer; sisters, Marsha Verber and Cathy Linskens, and brother, David Butler.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 16th, 6:00 pm at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 St. Mary’s St., Raleigh, NC 27605. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages a donation to the Foundation of Hope at www.walkforhope.com/donations/

  • FAMILY

  • Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Agnes Butler. She is survived by her husband; her daughters, Molly Chandler Hagen and Hannah Lee Bowyer; sisters, Marsha Verber and Cathy Linskens, and brother, David Butler.

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, May 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Joanne Butler Bowyer

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D. R.

May 15, 2018

To the families and loved ones of Mrs. Bowyer, who we know will be dearly missed. Almighty God promised at Revelation 21:4 that he will wipe away all our tears. And death, pain, and sorrow will be no more. So, you can take great comfort in drawing close to God in prayer. And he will help sustain and support your families to endure. During these difficult times and in the months to follow. My deepest condolences to all your loved ones.

Nora Martinez

May 11, 2018

My heartfelt sympathies go out to David, Molly, and Hannah. We have lost a sparkling personality, a little Dynamo. There's an old poem my mother used to say to me. There was a little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead and when she was good she was very very good and when she was bad she was horrid. I used to recite that poem to Joanne and we would laugh and laugh and laugh. I was shocked by her death as I just talked to her Thursday and we made plans to go to the beach this coming weekend. I will see you at the memorial and in the meantime you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I have a hole in my heart literally without my friend. I can only imagine how all of you feel. Take care Nora

Gabe Wood

May 10, 2018

Joanne was a sweet and loving soul who made me feel like I was back home when I moved back to North Carolina and to Wake Forest specifically many years ago. We maintained a wonderful friendship and as a working but struggling actor she was always my biggest fan. Godspeed my friend.

FROM THE FAMILY