Annie Wilma Genaeta Fowler was born July 31, 1922 in Sweetwater, Oklahoma to Emma (Goodwin) and Walter Irvin Perry. She passed away April 07, 2018 at Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 95 years 5 month and 7 days.
Wilma grew up in Sweetwater and Pie Town, New Mexico. She returned to Sweetwater at the age of 15 and graduated from Allison, Texas High School in 1940. She was married to Edward Levi Fowler, Jr. on June 5, 1943 in Yuma, Arizona. When E.L. was in the military she moved to San Monica, California where she was “Rosie The Riviter”. After E.L.’s discharge they returned to Sweetwater, Oklahoma where they began raising their family. Wilma was a homemaker where she hoed and pulled cotton, help run the dairy and raised her five children. She took great pride in her home and her family. They remained in the Sweetwater community until December of 2016 when ill health forced them to move into town. Wilma was a loving and devoted Christian woman and also enjoyed sewing, painting, ceramics, crocheting, reading (And its not a big deal unless you make it.), quilting and spending time with her family and friends. As Wilma always said, “We are blessed and blessed and blessed.”
She is preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Odell Perry and Beelee Perry, She is survived by her husband of 74 years E.L.; 5 children, Char Bonham, Oklahoma City, OK, Vikki Fowler, Sayre, OK, Kathy Heinsohn and husband, Darrel, Sweetwater, OK, Doug Fowler and wife, Gay, Sweetwater, OK and Jill Drake and husband, Kenny, Sayre, OK; 8 grandchildren, Tess Markham, Jamie Teel, Dustin Drake, Hope Rupp, Casey Drake, Tyler Heinsohn, Trampis Fowler, and Lacy Musick; 26 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; 1 brother and 3 sisters, W.I. Perry, Wray Mead, Neva Bartlett and Betty Allen and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Comforting Hands Hospice, Life Spring Hospice, Hensley’s Nursing Home and also Elkwood Assisted Living Center for their loving care that was given to Wilma.
Services will be held Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 1:00 PM Sweetwater Baptist Church with Daryle Perry officiating and Greg Henson, assisting. Burial will be in the Mulberry Cemetery under the direction of Rose Chapel Funeral Service. Condolences can be made online at www.whineryfs.com.