Evelyn Arlene Bowers, 84, of Kingfisher, passed away peacefully Feb. 15, 2023, after an 11-month battle with cancer.
She was surrounded by several family members at the time of her death.
Evelyn was born in Catoosa to Jess and Marie Clark.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 53 years, Wayne Bowers, and one son, Stacy.
Evelyn is survived by her sister Trixie Johnston; brother Lee Clark; her children Bret Bowers and wife Nora and Kelly Bowers and wife Marla of Adams, Kris Rider and husband Bart of Broken Arrow, and Amy Tharp of Perkins; nine grandchildren, Delci, Bret Jr., Laci, Andrew, Mikayla, Adam, Sydnie, Lyndon and Cassidy, and 10 great-grandchildren, Elly, Ethan, Aliyah, Rey, Alexcis, Aubree, Masyn, Amy Kate, Asher and Thea; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Evelyn lived most of her life in the Oklahoma panhandle, graduating from Adams High School.
She married Wayne and they began their lives together farming and raising their five children in the Adams area.
She was involved in the community and a member of Adams Baptist Church and later a member of Turpin Baptist Church.
She moved to Kingfisher in 2007.
Evelyn was a talented seamstress, self-taught bookkeeper, loyal friend to many and loving mother and grandmother to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Her faith in Christ was very important to her, giving her the strength needed through life’s hardships and joy in life’s blessings.
Per Evelyn’s wishes, her ashes will be laid next to her husband and son on the family farm.
A memorial service is pending.
The family asks contributions be made to Turpin Baptist Church, any military veterans department, or organization or charity of your choice.
Cremation was under the care of Wilson Funeral Home- Kingfisher.