Audrey Sigrid Bowers

1918 - 2016

Audrey was born on February 15, 1918 in Laporte, Minnesota. She passed away on Feb. 29, 2016 with her family by her side. Audrey had five brothers, Clarence, Melvin, Warren, Gordon, and Clark. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1942 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Home Economics Education. Audrey taught Home Economics at several schools in Minnesota and Washington, D.C. She met Ed Bowers while working at the David Taylor Model Basin in Washington, D.C. They married on June 29, 1946 and were happily married for 62 years. Together they moved to Minnesota, built a home and raised a family. Ed and Audrey moved to Santa Barbara in 2000. She played Scrabble and crocheted blankets for infants at Cottage Hospital. Audrey is survived by her daughter Nancy and husband Peter of Colorado Springs, son John and wife Ariel of Santa Barbara, four grandchildren: Eric, Aaron, Steven and Nathan and two great grandchildren, Emma and Charlie.

Audrey will forever be loved and missed by all who knew her. She will be remembered for her kind, generous spirit and selfless love for her family. A service will be held for her at 3 pm, Friday, March 4 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Santa Barbara, CA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Minnesota 4H Foundation in support of Beta of Clovia Sorority, 2750 Churchill Street, Roseville, MN 55113, to support university scholarships. Audrey was a Clovia member and believed in keeping the home, 4H and Clovia vibrant and alive.

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