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Betty Fowler

September 04, 1924 - November 18, 2010


5-7:00 P.M. Monday, November 22 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

12-1:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 23 in Faith United Methodist Church, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Monday, November 22 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

1:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 23 in Faith United Methodist Church, Fargo.


Holy Cross North Cemetery, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Betty Fowler

September 04, 1924 - November 18, 2010


Betty passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Sanford Health Palliative Care Unit in Fargo at the age of 86.

Betty Traver was born on September 4, 1924 in Detroit Lakes, MN, the daughter of Arthur and Garda (Anderson) Traver. She grew up in Detroit Lakes and graduated from High School. She continued her schooling and completed a 6 month program at Detroit Lakes Business College.  In April of 1943 she received a job working at the Army Air Base, Hill Field, Ogden Utah.  After leaving Utah she worked for the Office of Price Administration (OPA) District Office in Fargo.  Betty was united in marriage to George “Red” Fowler on May 25, 1946 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. They made their home in Fargo where they raised their family. George passed away on March 21, 2002.

Betty was a charter member of Faith United Methodist Church in Fargo where she was very active in the church choir. She enjoyed spending time at the lakes with her family and attending many sporting events with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Hockey was a special passion. She was very involved in the Northside Raiders, Fargo North High, and Bison Hockey Club. She never missed the North Dakota State High School Hockey Tournament in Grand Forks for 45 consecutive years. She also loved spending many afternoons playing bridge with her friends and neighbors. Betty moved to Bethany Retirement Living in Fargo in July of 2009.

Betty is survived by her children, Tom (Sharon) Fowler of Fargo; Anita (Sig) Folden of Fargo; Kathy (Ken) Voltz of Galesburg, ND; Terry Fowler of Minot, ND; Tudy (Caren) Fowler of Faribault, MN; Patty (Sandy) Fowler of Fridley, MN; and Jim Fowler of Roseville, MN; her 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; and one sister, Carol Blake of Long Prairie, MN. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her siblings.


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  1. John Grim says:

    Woodbridge CTDear Tom and Terry Fowler, and all your family,
    My condolences at the loss of your mother. My brother, Joe, sent along the Bolger Funeral Home announcement. I have such happy memories of your folks as they put up with the gaggle of kids playing around your home. Hope all is well with you both and hope to see you some time when my wife, Mary Evelyn, and I are back in Fargo.

    best, John Grim

  2. Fowler family, says:

    So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. I will miss seeing her when I visit my folks at Bethany Homes.
    Joel Carter

  3. Evelyn Elliott says:

    Mesa AZ
    Fowler family,
    My thoughts & prayers are with all of you in the passing of Betty. We yelled together at hockey games, played bridge together, & laughed at each others jokes! What a great gal, I will miss her much.

  4. Ginny & Bill Konze says:

    Onamia mnAunt Betty will be greatly missed but I have such wonderful memories of her time spent with her as a child, a teenager and the great times at the annual family picnic in Detroit Lakes. We couldn’t be there today in person because of the weather but we will be there in spirit and prayer. God bless you all.

  5. Kay and Dan Pearson says:

    St. Anthony MN
    We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Hoping that wonderful memories will bring you some comfort during this difficult time.

    Please know our thoughts are with you.

  6. David Brant says:

    fargo ndSincere condolences to the entire Fowler family. Betty was a great lady and will be missed by many! May she rest in peace.

    Dave Brant

  7. Lisa Erickson says:

    Fargo N DakI am so very sorry to hear about the loss of such a wonderful woman! My thoughts & prayers are will all of you at this time.
    Tom & Jim: Peace & love….

  8. Ron and Nancy Tidd says:

    West Fargo ND
    Oh how the Tidd’s loved Betty and Red Fowler! Such kind and generous people with such a love for life! It was just in September that we sat with Betty, Tudy, and Patty at the North High Hall of Fame and Betty was justifiedly bragging about her children, their children AND their children! How proud she was. What an incredible legacy left by Betty and Red. Much love and Tidder hugs to all of you!

  9. Kent Farley says:

    Bismarck ND
    Betty will be greatly missed. I will always remember her effervescent personality, her love of life and the great family that she raised. I always felt like one of the family around Betty. God Bless.

  10. Roger & Jan Farley says:

    Sartell MN
    Fowler kids, We were sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Betty grew up across the street my my grandparents (Emil & Amanda Weiss) on Oak St, DL. I always enjoyed Red and Betty when I was around them. My mother (Lenore Farley Clark) always considered Betty a dear friend. We have many Christmas pictures of the “Fowler Clan” in her photo albums. You’ll all miss her but, my, the wonderful memories you’ll have!!

    Roger (and Jan) Farley

  11. Dick Owens says:

    New Ulm MN

    My sister Mary told me about your loss. I have very fond memories of you mother and father. I hope the old gang is have a good time once again playing cards.
    Dick Owens

  12. Roger and Ruth Quast says:

    Fargo ND
    As we are in Arizonia, we are unable to atten the Memorial Service for Betty. We will cherish the memories of activities with her at Faith Church.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  13. DeeJae (Rodunce) Harlow says:

    Sandy Lake, Mb, CaTerry and family,
    Sorry to read of the passing of your mother.

  14. Karen Tompkins Peterson says:

    Woodbury mnTo the Fowler cousins:
    Your mom always had a bright smile and a kind word each time she saw me. Even though the times were infrequent, she always seemed to remember what I was involved in and made a point to talk about it.
    “Red” has been waiting patiently for her and now they are together again. Your families and Betty are in my thoughts.
    Take care.

  15. Mike & Jo Meillier says:

    Faribault MN
    Fowler Family,
    Our sympathy to you at this time. Truely, we both know where you are at at this time. Betty lived a very full active life and now she is reaping the rewards in Heaven. She has scored a hat trick and made her goal. Alleluia!!!!
    Our love, thoughts and prayers to you all.
    Mike & Jo

  16. Marcia Blake says:

    Aunt Betty will be missed. She was always ready to celebrate. I enjoyed Christmases at their house as a child and was glad to be able to share one with her extended family and some of mine a few years ago.

  17. Mary Owens Hutchison says:

    Anchorage AlaskaFowler Family,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. I hold you all in my heart and in my prayers.
    Patti, your mom was very dear to me.
    Do you supose her and Red are at the big card party in the sky.
    Love you,

  18. Bob & Linda Graalum says:

    Fargo ND
    It is difficult to say goodbye to someone we love and hold so dear and if it were up to us, we would always keep them here with us. But God has reasons of His own. Right now, your arms are empty, and your hearts are filled with tears and grief, for those of you who shared your days with Betty are now finding those days too brief. Yet if only we could heaven see, you know she is happy there. So trust Betty to God’s care and know that some day you will hold her to your hearts again when you reach Heaven’s shore.

    You have our love, our prayers and our deepest sympathies. Betty will be greatly missed not only by her family but her “extended hockey family” as well. We remember Betty with fond memories. May beautiful memories sustain you and may God be with you to help and guide all of you through this difficult time and in the days to come. God bless you all.


    When tomorrow starts without me
    And I’m not there to see,
    If the sun should rise and find your eyes
    All filled with tears for me
    I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
    The way you did today,
    While thinking of the many things,
    We didn’t get to say.

    I know how much you love me,
    As much as I love you,
    And each time that you think of me,
    I know you’ll miss me too

    But when tomorrow starts without me,
    Please try to understand,
    That an angel came and called my name,
    And took me by the hand,
    And said my place was ready,
    In heaven far above,
    And that I’d have to leave behind
    All those I dearly love.

    But as I turned to walk away,
    A tear fell from my eye
    For all my life, I’d always thought,
    I didn’t want to die.
    I had so much to live for,
    so much left yet to do.
    It seemed almost impossible,
    that I was leaving you.

    I thought of all the yesterdays,
    The good ones and the bad,
    I thought of all the love we shared,
    And all the fun we had.
    If I could relive yesterday,
    Just even for a while,
    I’d say good-bye and kiss you
    And maybe see you smile.

    But then I fully realized,
    That this could never be,
    For emptiness and memories,
    Would take the place of me.
    And when I thought of worldly things
    I might miss come tomorrow,
    I thought of you, and when I did,
    My heart was filled with sorrow.

    But when I walked through heaven’s gates,
    I felt so much at home.
    When God looked down and smiled at me,
    From His great golden throne,
    He said, “This is eternity,
    And all I’ve promised you.”
    Today your life on earth is past,
    But here life starts anew.
    I promise no tomorrow,
    But today will always last,
    And since each day’s the same way
    There’s no longing for the past.

    You have been so faithful,
    So trusting and so true.
    Though there were times
    You did some things
    You knew you shouldn’t do.
    But you have been forgiven
    And now at last you’re free.
    So won’t you come and take my hand
    And share my life with me.

    So when tomorrow starts without me,
    Don’t think we’re far apart,
    For every time you think of me,
    I’m right here, in your heart.

    Author Unknown

  19. Ms. Kim says:

    moorhead mnI am an Instructor at Josef’s School of Hair Design. We all looked so forward to seeing Betty every week. She always was such a fun and spunky lady. So young at heart.
    So well loved by our staff and all the students that had the pleasure of knowing her. She will be greatly missed.
    Our prayers go out to the family of Betty.

  20. Sandy Rike says:

    Patty and Tudy,
    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Sandy Rike

  21. Rebecca Folden and Kaden Oldham says:

    Fargo ND
    My grandmother was such a wonderful lady. We miss her very much. Family was everything to her, and we are very proud to be members of that family. Thinking of you…

  22. esther baker says:

    fargo ND
    Thinking of all of you. Thank you so much for the privilege to care for your mom, and see her surrounded by the love of such a wonderful family. With sympathy, Esther

  23. Renee Bergquist says:

    Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother.

  24. Rev. Rick Pittenger and Becky says:

    Yankton SDHello Fowler family!
    Your mom was a grand lady, I still remember how she had such fond memories living across from the school and how she was the “latch key” Mom before their were Latch key Mom’s. She and Red were quite the team. What a wonderful legacy they have left with all the Hockey Players in North Dakota
    ! Blessings and continued warm memories as Thanksgiving approaches.

    Blessings and prayers,

    Rev. Rick and Becky Pittenger

  25. John T. Korsmo says:

    Sorry to hear about your mom, Terry. She and “Red” were great people.

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