Estella Fowler, 84, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, June 1, 2012, at her home in
Blackfoot surrounded by her family.
Estella was born Feb. 11, 1928, in Darlington, Wisc., to Marcelious Stoddard and Mary Isabele Brown. While in Darlington, Estella was raised by her grandmother. When she was 18, she moved to Idaho to take care of an uncle, and other than a short time in California, she spent the rest of her life in Idaho.
On Aug. 18, 1952 Estella married Leslie LeRoy “Bud” Fowler in Elko, Nev.
Estella worked as the office manager at Intermountain Gas for 10 years, as a nurse at Bingham Memorial Hospital as well as several other businesses in Blackfoot. She was also a charter member of the Blackfoot Does. In her free time she enjoyed coaching little league baseball, camping, hunting, fishing and watching the Chicago Cubs live and on TV with her husband. She was very active in the community, worked at the Catholic Women’s Booth at the Fair, was a past state Does president and participated in may community charity events. Her greatest love was spending time with her family.
Estella is survived by her sons, Wendell (Eva) of Aurora, Ill.; Douglas (Carol) Fowler of Gold Canyon, Ariz.; Buddy (Donna) Fowler of Blackfoot Terry (Penny) Fowler of Blackfoot and Steven Fowler of Blackfoot; brother, Neil (Carol) Dunnington of Michigan; sister, Mary Lee Younglove of Michigan; 21 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bud; two infant sons; three grandsons; brothers-in-law Calvin Younglove and Laurance Berg; sister-in-law Lucille Berg; and daughter-in-law Carol Fowler.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. Family will meet with friends and relatives for one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The family would like to thank Darlene, Charity, Leslie, Anna and Shirley and all who made our mom’s last days so comfortable.