Marie Claire Irene Bowers

Published 8:43 am Friday, September 23, 2016

Marie Claire Irene Bowers, 76, formerly of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away September 15, 2016, in DeLand, Fla. Claire was born April 8, 1940 in Barre, Vt., to the late Maurice Boucher and Anna Dessureau.
She is survived by her husband, Roger Lynn Bowers of Elizabethton, Tenn., and her siblings, Pauline Boucher, Robert Boucher, Helene Cashin, Diane Boucher and Phillipe Boucher. She is also survived by her seven children, Michael Thomas Bowers and spouse Teresa, Lisa Carol Comstock and spouse Monroe, Daniel Leonard Bowers and spouse Fabby, David Joel Bowers and spouse Jean, Maria Lana Robinson and spouse Ray, Jennifer Leigh Ellis and spouse Brant and Rebecca Anne Robinson and spouse Shane. Along with her 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren whom she adored, her arms were always open wide to snuggle with each and every one!
Claire and Roger met at a talent show, while both were serving in the United States Army. They were married June 2, 1962 and spent a lifetime devoted to family and God. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and she and Roger were sealed together for all eternity in the Logan Utah Temple. Both her heritage and the heritage of her husband were deeply important to her. She loved the good people of East Tennessee for their country kindness and their good home cooking! Claire was a creative homemaker who made every house a home with her many talents of cooking, crafting and sewing. She sewed clothes for her children, curtains for the home and blankets for charity. Claire made the most of their income and the children were always blessed by her resourcefulness. She saw the good in people of all nationalities and faiths and had a deep interest in other cultures. She loved classical music, musicals and dance. Claire always had a book to read and a song to sing. Her later years were spent dedicated to humanitarian aid as she sewed hundreds of quilts, clothing and receiving blankets for children local and abroad. She also enjoyed teaching quilting classes. Claire always had a smile to give and will be remembered for her kindness, charity and song.
A public viewing will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 24, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 211 Mayflower Road, Johnson City, Tenn., followed by a memorial service to honor the life of Mrs. Marie Claire Irene Boucher Bowers at 2 p.m. with Bishop Warren Jones officiating. Following the memorial service there will be a procession and short graveside service at Caldwell Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers include Michael Bowers, Eric Comstock, Daniel Bowers, Daniel Bowers II, Joel Bowers, Ray Robinson, Matthew Robinson and Shane Robinson. All who would like to donate to the funeral expenses in lieu of flowers, you can use paypal along with the address Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at
Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, is serving the Bowers family.

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