Alice Rosetta (Tyler) Fowler

Born Alice Tyler, April 28th 1934 to Marshall and Margaret Tyler in Topeka, KS., she transcended this earthly life, December 30th 2014 in her home. Alice grew up in Lawrence, KS., and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School, in 1952. She married Donald Fowler Sr. in 1955. They had five children.

Alice worked as a secretary at Fire Station Number 1 for twenty years. She was also a member of the School Board and was later elected School Board President. She was a lifetime member of First Regular Missionary Baptist Church.

Alice is survived by her sister Judith White (Atlanta, GA), her brother and sister-in-law Marshall and Linda Tyler Jr. (Aiea, HI). She is also survived by three children, her son Donald Fowler Jr. (Lawrence, KS), her daughter Donetta Foster (Lawrence, KS), daughter-in-law Joan Fowler (Lawrence, KS), and her son and daughter-in-law Earl and Lisa Fowler (Houston, TX). She is preceded in death by both parents, and her two sons Ryan E. Fowler (1962) and Ronald S. Fowler Sr. (2014). She has 11 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was a blessing to us all and she will truly be missed.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to Grace Hospice and may be sent to Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 2nd, 2015 from 6:00-8:00pm. Memorial services will be Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 2:00pm. Both services will be held at Mustard Seed Church; 700 Wakarusa Drive; Lawrence, KS 66049.


20 Condolences

  1. Susie Mercer on January 1, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    I had the pleasure of knowing Alice for quite some time. I am one of the nurses at Kansas Dialysis/ DaVita that had the priviledge of caring for Alice. I say “caring” loosely, as I feel Alice took care of me as much I took care of her. She was always there to lend a kind word, words of encouragement and gave me insight into life. She was such a positive influence on all around her. I know she gave much encouragement to many of the other dialysis patients in our facility. Alice was someone who helped many of our patients deal and cope with the loss of a limb. She was a friend to me and always offered me encouragement and spiritual guidiance. I loved Alice and she will truly be missed. Bless you all in your times of loss. May you find comfort in your memories of her. And thank the Lord for allowing her to be a part my life.

  2. Emma Perry on January 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    I met Alice many years ago when she was patient at LMH, she was a inspirational woman, she always spoke encouraging words to me. She always told me we just have to leave everything in God’s hand and he will guide us. She will be missed.

  3. Connie Morgan on January 1, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    My heart aches for your families lose. Alice was really an inspiration to me & I will never forget her. In the 21 months of being around her almost every day she felt like a Mom to me. Alice I will always remember you. You were one of the greatest ladies I’ve ever had the pleasure to no and be in your life. Thank you DJ for letting me be a part of your families life because if it weren’t for that, I would of never gotten the pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful family. Prayer’s and much love to the entire Fowler family.

  4. Clenece Hills on January 2, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Alice Fowler gave so much of her time and energy to the Lawrence Public Schools. Her service on the Board of Education has not been matched. She cared about students; she fought for students. She never lost her sense of direction. I have so much respect for the life she lived and I am grateful to have been affected by it. Thank you, Alice, for making a difference.

  5. Linda & Myrl Helton on January 2, 2015 at 8:45 am

    To the family of Alice Fowler…our deepest condolances, Alice and I metmore than 17 years ago when we had our kidney transplants….both of our sons had given their mothers their kidneys…Alice was always so positive and upbeat and encouraged me through my transplants… Alice and her son Earl attended our engagment party and both sons got to meet each other. A truly remarkable lady she will definitely be missed by me and everyone who knew Miss Alice.

    Blessing to the Fowler families.

  6. Joe Thibodeau on January 2, 2015 at 8:59 am

    A great great lady! The best secretary the Lawrence fire department ever had. Always a joy seeing her big smile any time I walked in the office. Rest in Peace Alice. Sincere condolences to the family.

  7. Mike Viebrock on January 2, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Many of you probably didn’t know that Alice first worked for the police department before transferring to the fire department. What a fine woman she was. Always friendly, always with a big smile, and always very kind. It’s my hope the Fowler family will take great comfort when reading these notes filled with all the great sentiments being passed along about your mother! To my old friend Earl, here’s hoping your grief will be comforted knowing your mother was so well thought of in people’s hearts! Take care my friend!! Mike Viebrock

  8. Kim Murphree on January 2, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    We have all lost with the passing of Mrs. Fowler. She was a strong matriarch and respected member of our community. To her family, all of our love and prayers; you have certainly been tried losing two dear ones so close together. But, the legacy of family that you all have is so strong and so loving and so God-centered that I know you will be sustained. That is the blessing that remains from Miss Alice. Her spirit is still with you; and I pray that you will find comfort in knowing that you will see her and Ron again one day. Thank you for sharing them with the rest of us, we have all been so greatly blessed by their lives and their light.

  9. Ret.Corporal Wayne Othick Lawrece PD on January 2, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    My family and I were so sorry to hear of the passing of your
    mother. She was a really special lady to all who knew her.
    I was honored to have known her. May God bless each of you
    in your sorrow, and give you wonderful memories of your
    mother, grandmother, aunt and the many friends that she
    Ret. Corporal Wayne Othick, Lawrence Police Department
    Nancy Othick and family

  10. Sharon Fowler on January 2, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    So sorry for your lose.Mom Fowler was a wonderful woman.RIP Alice.

  11. ella smitih-anderson on January 2, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Alice was in my high school class and we would often ride the same bus and sit together. She will be sorely missed. I wish we had kept in touch. My heartfelt sympathy to her loved ones, but knowing that she is now with her Lord and Savior.

  12. John and Marlene Partridge on January 2, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    Dearest Fowler Family. Our hearts go out to All of you. Your mom was a wonderful lady and touched our lives in so many ways. We have fond memories with her. She gave the best hugs and always made us feel like family. She will surely be missed. We know how hard this is for you but we have 2 angels watching over us and she is with her family in heaven. I can really see her and Ronnie and Ryan together hand in hand. God bless ALL of you and may he give you the strength and comfort you need thru your sorrow. Love to you, John, Marlene Partridge and Family.

  13. Ruth Lee on January 2, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    I had the pleasure for 13 years of booking rides and visiting with Alice and even a wonderful lunch at King Buffett, she will always be missed by so many, such a wonderful lady and a lot of good laughs and fun as well.

  14. Morgan Loveland Robertson on January 3, 2015 at 8:11 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My mother attended the visitation yesterday and was able to speak to people individually, but I want to pass along my condolences as well. Mrs. Fowler was someone I heard a lot about growing up from both of my parents, and I knew several of her grandsons from school. What a loss for your family, so close to the loss of her son, and for our community. Thank you all for sharing her with the city of Lawrence and the many people she helped as a part of so many hours of service. ~Morgan

  15. Connie Richardson on January 3, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Rich and I got to know Alice when we would ride to Springfield, Mo to SMSU to see our sons, Earl and Sean play football in college. We enjoyed knowing and visiting with a true Godly lady. We thank God for giving us the opportunity to have known her. God bless you all.

  16. Roy Allen on January 3, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Alice was a great friend. Very sad to hear about her passing.

    Roy Allen Retired Lawrence Firefighter

  17. Marian Washington on January 3, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    I met Sister Fowler when she was still on the Board of Education. I immediately felt her sincere concern for young people. I got to know Sister Fowler over many years, she was such a kind, intelligent, strong woman.

    I remember going to see her to pick her up for a drive around town. We talked about a lot of things including the health of my aging mother. Even as she struggled with her own health, Sister Fowler wanted to come to my home to visit with my mother to keep her company and pray with her. The next day she did exactly that , always reaching out to give to others.

    I send my condolences to her wonderful family.

  18. Gail sweets on January 4, 2015 at 3:56 am

    Sorry for ur loss my prayers are with all u and your family and friends

  19. Janice Lopez on January 4, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Will always remember her beautiful smile from her office at the Lawrence Fire Dept. Janice

  20. Hazel Bahnmaier on January 6, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Donetta, DJ, Earl, and family
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a very sweet lady. She always had an encouraging smile. I am thankful she was part of my growing up in North Lawrence. Heaven gained a beautiful angel.
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Hazel Shockley Bahnmaier

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