Nancy Marie Fowler died on September 24th, 2020 at The University of New Mexico Hospital from complications of ALS with family by her side. Services will be 9:30 am, held on June 8th, 2021 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
She was born May 28, 1949 in Manhattan, KS to George and Clara (Kiefer) Branson. She graduated from McPherson High School in 1967 then attended The University of Kansas and earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1972. She worked for the Kansas State Penitentiary for several years and then on the surgical floor at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for 28 years. In 1992, she married David A Fowler in Lawrence, KS. Soon after his death in 2007, Nancy moved to Albuquerque, NM where she retired from Presbyterian Hospital. In 2020, she married Willa “Debbie” Carman. She survives of the home.
Her interests included a fierce love of reading and she enjoyed traveling very much. She also treasured animals, having numerous cats over the years but recently fell in love with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (Taffy).
Other survivors include: two daughters, Melissa and Mary Fowler, both of Lawrence; her siblings, Barbara Allison of Springfield, MO; David Branson of Lake Forest, CA; and Katherine Watkins of Parsons, KS; and close friend, Willa “mom” Hughes of Albuquerque, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to ALS Association at https://www.als.org/, or American Cancer Society at https://www.cancer.org/.