Irene Fowler

Published 3:26 pm Monday, January 11, 2021

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Mrs. Irene Green Fowler, 92, a resident of Luverne, Alabama, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, January 9, 2021. A graveside service will be held for Mrs. Fowler at 2 PM on Wednesday, January 13th, in Live Oak Cemetery with Rev. Joe Leverette officiating and Turners Funeral Home of Luverne directing. 

Mrs. Fowler lived her life as the epitome of a hard worker. After moving to Crenshaw County, she first went to work at Dr. Ray’s office in Luverne before moving to the ASCS, and wound up retiring from the State of Alabama after working with her local food stamp program with the Department of Human Resources. She didn’t even spend her retirement in leisure, but instead worked with her husband taking care of their farm for many years. Her husband, Edward, often fondly remarked that she was quite the cattle wrangler. Her culinary skills were also legendary amongst both her family and community. She made the best caramel cake, cheese wafers, and divinity. Up until the last few months of her life, she also cooked a hearty lunch for her “boys” every day that they worked on the farm. 

Mrs. Fowler considered her grandchildren and great-grandchildren the greatest joys of her life. She loved taking care of them, and she could be found at as many of her grandchildren’s high school events as was possible. She was an enormous asset to her surrounding community through her service as both a member and, later, chair of the South Crenshaw Water Authority and serving on the governing board for the Crenshaw County DHR. She was a faithful member of the Patsburg Baptist Church, where she was also a member of the WMU. Words cannot express how much both her family and community will miss her presence in their lives, but she has left behind such an amazing legacy for them to cherish. 

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Mrs. Fowler was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Edward Fowler; son, Robert “Bob” E. Ausbon; parents, Brooks & Mary Knox Turner Green; and brother, Knox Green. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Keith & Selena Fowler; daughter-in-law, Nita Ausbon; four grandchildren, Shea (Bud) Warner, Keith Edward Jr (Brittney) Fowler, Blair Ausbon, and Brooks Ausbon; and three great-grandchildren, Fowler Warner, Will Henry Warner, and Emory Fowler.  Active pallbearers will be Gary Shirley, RT Mount, Mike Sims, Huey Green, Jody Morgan, and Raymond Trotter. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Live Oak Cemetery Fund.