79-year-old Belle Rive resident, Magdalena (Lydia) Gowler died at 6 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16 at her home. She was retired from the Opdyke-Belle Rive Grade School where she served as a teacher’s aid. She was named Senior Saint for Jefferson County in 2011.
Survivors include three sons, Fred Gowler of Belle Rive; Kenneth Gowler, Jr. of Belle Rive and Donald Gowler of Bluford; two daughters, Barbara Williamson and Beverly Sears of Belle Rive; two brothers, Eernst Forrer of Nurenberg, Germany and Fritz Forrer of Diespeck Germany; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Services for Magdalena (Lydia) Gowler will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20 at the Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20 until the time of service at the Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren.
Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes Foundation or the American Heart Association and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren.