Vida R. Bower

BOWER

BOWER

Vida R. (Williams) Bower, 71, of Williamsport, passed away peacefully at the Gate House, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.

Vida was born Dec. 17, 1944, in Williamsport, a daughter of the late Reese and Mabel (Smith) Williams. She is survived by her spouse Robert “Sam” Bower, with whom she celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 24, 2016.

Vida retired from Unique Industries, Montoursville. She loved being surrounded by her family, and was proud to be “Mema” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with her feline companions, and had a great love for all animals.

In addition to her husband, Vida is survived by her son, Carl (Wendy) Bower, of Williamsport; daughter, Marleen (Richard) Weaver, of Williamsport; daughter, Shelly Jo (Chris) Schaffer, of Barbours; grandson, Rob Dewire; grandson, Tylor Fox; granddaughter, Makenna Stryker; granddaughter, Madison Stryker; two great-granddaughters; her brother, Douglas (Jane) Williams; brother, Reese Williams; and her sister, Veda (Harold) Ruch.

Services will be held Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St, Williamsport. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by a service officiated by Chaplain Rebecca Logan to begin at noon. Interment will be private at the discretion of the family.

In lieu of flowers, a monetary donation may be made to assist her family with her final expenses, payable to Shelly Schaffer c/o Citizens & Northern Bank 1510 Dewey Ave Williamsport Pa 17701.

www.SandersMortuary.com.