Mary Leida Warren Bowyer, 83, passed on to her eternal peace of Friday July 6, 2012.
She passed peacefully in her home in Staunton, Va.
She was born on May 1, 1929, Mary Leida Warren, daughter of Elizabeth Viola and James Warren.
She married Bobby Odell Bowyer on Nov. 4, 1950, who preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 1997. Mary was also preceded in death by her brothers and sister.
She is survived by three loving children and their families, daughter Mary Linda Bowyer and husband, Glenn Carr, of Bend, Oregon; son, Robert Wayne Bowyer and wife, Donna, of Staunton, Va.; daughter Suzanne Sam Bowyer-McWhorter and husband, Bill, of Elkins.
Mary has four grandchildren, Kristi Leigh Hatcher and husband, Jarrett, Matthew Wayne Bowyer and wife, Meghan, Eli Madison McWhorter and Willa Rose Logan McWhorter.
Mary also has four great grandchildren, Natalie, Joshua, Jacob and Zane.
She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church. She worked for many years at the Virginia Highway Department until her retirement. She enjoyed her retirement with her husband as they traveled around the United States.
She spent her last year in the company of great friends where she lived at Legacy at North Augusta.
A funeral service will be held today at 10 a.m. at Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes with Rev. Luke Smith officiating. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Prosperity with Dr. Marvin Parvi officiating. The family received friends on Sunday at the funeral home.
Those wishing may share a memory or an online condolence by visiting www.reynolds hamrickfuneralhomes,com.
Arrangements entrusted to Staunton Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.