Mary Louise Bowlby passed away on Jan. 15, 2020 at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. She was the widow of Robert Bowlby. They shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Detroit, MI; she was the daughter of David and Mollie Nelson. She graduated from Texas Woman's University with a degree in education. She spent her life teaching children in California, Florida, and the Philippines. She was the leader of Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and the 4-H. She is survived by Thessely Stahl, spouse, 3 children, and 7 grandchildren; Robert Bowlby, spouse, and 3 daughters; and Shandra Bowlby. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to your local Salvation Army; to find your local Salvation Army please visit their website at salvationarmy.usa.org Services will be private.
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