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Wilma M Gowler Taylor

May 26, 1920 - April 25, 2020

Gone but never forgotten she passed away from a life well lived. Just one month and one day from reaching her goal to get to 100 years old. She is now in good hands and with loved ones that have been waiting for her. We say our goodbyes and they say hello again.

She was born May 26, 1920 to Willis and Ruth Taylor of Gorst, WA. She was a lifelong resident of Bremerton and Port Orchard. Wilma graduated from South Kitsap High School in 1938. She married Gene O. Gowler of Bremerton. Her mother-in-law owned Goldie’s CafĂ© on Callow Ave. Wilma worked at several jobs for DSHS, office work, homemaker, and finally retiring at the age of 75 as a custodian at the Frances Haddon Center. She was a life member of the VFW post 239, American Legion and the Fleet Reserve.

Survivors include her daughter of the family home, Jeannette K Froggatt, and sons Richard and Michael Gowler both from Bremerton. Granddaughters Sherrie Henslee of Bremerton, Robin Ingram of Longview, WA; Grandsons Brian Gowler of Graham, WA, Clifford Reinbold of Port Orchard, Tim and Tom DeBord, Stand and Howard Froggatt all from Bremerton. Betty Serjeant from Tacoma, WA.

She had also 22 grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents,; two sisters, Louella Ellis, Phyllis Megaw, and son, Woodie Steven (Billy) Gowler.

She is in the care of Tuell-McKee Funeral home and will be cremated. No services will be held but a Celebration of Life will follow later this summer after the pandemic has been lifted.

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