JoAnn Fowler (June 08, 1940 - January 20, 2024)

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JoAnn Fowler
  • June 08, 1940
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  • January 20, 2024

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JoAnn Scott Fowler, 83, died Saturday January 20th, 2024. She was a resident of The Villages, Florida. She retired in 1998 from K & R Custom Software in Newport News, Virginia.
JoAnn was an avid swimmer and exercise enthusiast. She loved the beach and ocean. She was a graduate of Newport News High School. After her retirement to The Villages, she was one of the founders of VAST (Villages Aquatic Swim Team) and was still a member at the time of her death. She also participated as a swimmer in The Senior Olympics. She loved the city of Poquoson, Virginia where she resided with her husband Bobby Fowler for 21 years prior to her retirement to Florida.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Josephine S. Scott, and father, James T. Scott, of Hampton, VA. And one Brother, James T. Scott Jr. of Newport News, VA.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Bobby H. Fowler; two sons, Tod Fowler and his wife Kim of Lady Lake, FL and Scott Fowler of The Villages, FL; five grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
She will be cremated, and a Celebration of Life will be held in Florida at a future date to be announced.

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  1. Joyce Hutchinson says:
    07 Feb 2024
    Bobby, I am so sorry to hear of JoAnn’s passing. She was always an inspiration offering her support to me as I learned to compete. There will be an emptiness in our gatherings without her. May you find peace as you move on without her.

  2. Kathy O’Leary says:
    03 Feb 2024
    Bobby, Tod, Scott & Kim,
    Tom & I are saddened by the loss of our dear friend JoAnn. She fought long & hard with you, Bobby, always by her side. JoAnn inspired many and will be dearly missed.

  3. Marcia Smith says:
    02 Feb 2024
    Bob so saddened by the news. Wishing you and rest of the family the best. I will miss seeing her at our meeting and parties. My deepest sympathies.
    Marcia Smith

  4. Merry Evans says:
    02 Feb 2024

    So saddened by your loss.
    You have always had such a supportive husband to you wonderful wife.
    Hugs and prayers during this difficult time.

  5. Merry Evans says:
    02 Feb 2024

    Jerry and I are saddened by your loss. You have always been such a supportive husband. Hugs and prayers though you difficult times.

    Merry and Jerry Evans

  6. Heather Farnell says:
    02 Feb 2024
    Dear Bobby,
    So sorry for your loss of JoAnn. It was so nice to see both of you at the Christmas Party enjoying the festivities! She was an inspiration to all of us on the swim team. My sincere condolences, Heather Farnell

  7. Jackie Niblock says:
    02 Feb 2024
    Sending hugs and prayers to the family . Thank you for All that you do to create such a wonderful Club known as VAST .

  8. Nate Leech says:
    02 Feb 2024
    Mary and I want to express our sincerest sympathies to you and your family. JoAnn was an inspiration to us and will be missed.

    Nate and Mary Leech

  9. Gail Grossman says:
    02 Feb 2024
    Dear Bob and the Fowler Family. I am so deeply sorry for the loss of JoAnn. She was a founder of our swim team and a guiding light to us all. I just saw her recently at a VAST event and I am so sorry and saddened that she is not with us on this earth anymore. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family. Gail Grossman

  10. Diane Snyder says:
    02 Feb 2024
    Prayers for you and your family. It was always a pleasure to see you both at the VAST meetings and events. God Bless.

  11. Todd Dickson says:
    02 Feb 2024

    So sorry to hear the passing of JoAnn. She was a wonderful woman and must have been extremely proud as a founding member of VAST to see this organization grow and become what it is today. She will be missed.

    Todd Dickson

  12. Julia Hayes says:
    02 Feb 2024
    Bob, I always was glad to see you and Joanne at Vast meetings and events. You'll always be part of the team in high regards. God Bless you and family.

  13. Connie Greb says:
    01 Feb 2024
    You and Joann were such a a beautiful couple always seeing the light and love in you both. What an honor to share experiences with you both. Wishing you peace during this difficult time.
    Connie and Ken Greb

  14. Oscar and Margaret Fowler says:
    30 Jan 2024
    Margaret and I were saddened to learn of Joann's passing. Surely God blessed your 64 years together as a dynamic duo. May God
    bless you and your family as you mourn her loss and celebrate her life.

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