Linda Greek Fowler

Profile Updated: August 19, 2017
Residing In: Dry Fork, VA USA
Spouse/Partner: Thomas B. Fowler
Occupation: Retired
Children: Kristy Gail (Fowler) Compton, YOB 1963 in Corpus Christi, TX; Karen Lynne (Fowler) Gauthier, YOB 1965 More…in Philadelphia, PA;
Russell Eric Dan Fowler, YOB 1974, in Laconia, NH
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My husband Tom and I will celebrate our 55th anniversary in August 2017. We've lived in four states--TX, PA, NH, and VA--where Tom served six churches as a minister. Tom and I retired in 2011 and returned to our farm in Pittsylvania County, VA. I attended four colleges and had some very interesting jobs; but being a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother are the jobs I've loved the most.

I've made it back for two reunions: the 25th and the 30th. I regret missing the 50th reunion. I was looking forward to seeing those classmates who shared with me those "Happy Days," idyllic times at W. B. Ray. Who can forget the thrill of Friday Night Lights and the Fighting Texans winning State 4A football championship in 1959?

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I have great memories of my participation in choir and the choir's Spring trips through the Rio Grande Valley and into Mexico. We enjoyed being invited to perform for the Lions Club, the Rotary Club, and other civic organizations. I had the opportunity to attend the Texas Music Educators' Association's State Conference after having been selected for All-State choir, and seven of us boarded a bus and headed for Austin and a three-day choral clinic in preparation for performing for those music teachers in attendance.

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Linda Greek Fowler has left an In Memory comment for John Maxwell.
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Aug 19, 2017 at 12:33 PM

I knew John from our early childhood through Ayers Street church of Christ. Our friendship at school and church continued into college as we both attended Abilene Christian (College) University and often traveled back and forth between school and home together for holidays. John was always an honorable person, right in all directions--as a son, a husband, a father, an employee, and a Christian. For all who knew him, his passing has left a huge void. I thank God for such a good friend as John.   

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Posted on: May 27, 2017 at 11:20 PM

WOW, 41 years in the Corpus Christi School District! Impressive! Hi, Ferris, and welcome aboard. I remember you and immediately associated you with the band. I had to choose between band and choir; and though I wanted to be in both, I chose choir. I was fortunate to get to go to All-State Choir, and that is the second best part of my senior year. Of course, the 1959-60 Football season and our team winning the State Championship was the #1 highlight of that year for all of us. I'm glad to see another member of our graduating class join ray60.com.

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Linda Greek Fowler has left an In Memory comment for Patty Field Chapman.
Nov 14, 2015 at 8:33 PM

Patty (Field) Chapman and I were best friends all through grade school and high school. As a friend, she was loyal, faithful to the end. She laughed easily and heartily, and her love for animals was lifelong. As her senior year at Ray was approaching, our local Naval Air Station's O & R operations ended and all O & R operations were moved to Pensacola, Florida, resulting in Patty's family moving there in order for her father to keep his civil service job. Patty regretted not being able to graduate from Ray with her classmates. Instead, she graduated from Escambia High School, Pensacola, FL, and was a member of the National Honor Society. A year later, the family returned to Corpus Christi, and her parents became owner-operators of a convenience store and taproom. Patty attended Del Mar College, and she worked many years for Alfred Edge Realty Company. Her marriage to Bill Chapman ended too soon, as Bill died of a heart attack at a young age. Patty remained single, sharing her home with her widowed mother until her mother's death, and then with her "fur-ever" friends. She volunteered at P.A.L.S Animal Rescue Shelter for years, until her health prevented her from continuing that labor of love any longer. I will miss her and will always treasure the wonderful childhood memories we shared.  

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Jul 03, 2014 at 12:28 AM

Hi, Marty,
It's been a long, long time since you and Mike Ilse double-dated with Terry Sladek and me to the Tower Theater at Six Points to see a Bob Hope movie (perhaps "The Road to Bali"?), after which we four walked to your house for a game of badminton in your front yard. What an idyllic time of clean movies and safe streets in which we grew up!

I just looked at the 2010 reunion photos, and I didn't recognize anyone except you! You are still the beautiful girl that I remember. It's good to see you looking so vibrant and so young! It's too bad that all those photos don't have legible nametags. :)

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Posted on: Jul 02, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Hi, Judy! I'm sorry that I'm just now responding to your message from March. I don't check the Ray60 website very often. I'll have to be more diligent!

Congratulations on your successful career in teaching and now in your retirement! What is keeping you busy these days? Grandchildren?

Tom and I both retired in 2011, and we live on 32 acres near Chatham, VA. We have a garden that is keeping Tom occupied, and I find plenty to do indoors. I don't enjoy going out when it's 100 degrees! Our "clan" is pretty spread out, with our firstborn daughter living in Abilene, TX, where she is the Librarian at Cooper High School. Our second daughter lives near us and is Assistant Quartermaster of Hargrave Military School. Our son lives near Greenville, SC, and he is a regional salesman for Master Gage and Tool Company of Danville, VA. We have ten grandchildren, spread wide and far from Pennsylvania to Texas. We also have three great-grandchildren (same spread).

I attended the 25th and 30th class reunions, but I doubt that I will be able to attend the 55th next year. We live too far away, and travel is not as much fun nowadays. The last time we traveled to Texas, we drove for 3 days to get there. It was fun, but expensive. We went to North Morgan Creek Ranch, where Tom hunted exotic game. We saw some beautiful red stags, buffalo, elk, sitka white deer, wild boar (and lots of ferel hogs). Tom took a buffalo, and we brought home about 700 pounds of meat--delicious buffalo meat which, at the time, could be bought in meat markets for about $8.00/lb. We divided it with our children, keeping about 200 pounds for ourselves. It was better than beef!

I'm glad you have good memories of my folks. I miss them so much. My father died in 1981, and my mother passed in 1991. I lost my oldest brother in 2006. I did not remember the story about my dad teaching you to tie a tie, but I remember my mother's rolls! Weren't they wonderful?

Good to hear from you, Judy! I hope that you and Walt will have many enjoyable years of retirement, and I do remember all the good times that you and I had in our Del Mar years--especially the breakfasts of Dr. Peppers with chocolate eclairs from the local bakery, as well as those chalupas we made in your kitchen, spread with refried beans, cheese, and topped with shredded lettuce and tomatoes. Back in those days, we could each eat 5 chalupas! :)

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