Iris Jeanette Hobbs Fowler, just having turned 70 years old on August 18th, peacefully passed over to be with her mother, father, and brother (Aliene, Strickland, and Earl Hobbs) on Monday, August 29, 2016 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. She was a trailblazer for women having served in the US Air Force in the late 60s and becoming a welding instructor at Cape Fear Technical Institute in the 70s where she found her true passion in teaching. She then went on to retire from teaching 7th and 8th grade Algebra and Science after more than 20 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Shari Fowler (with fiancÃ© Mike Heglar) of Wilmington, NC; 2 grandsons, Joshua Fowler of Rocky Point, NC and Benjamin Fowler (with fiancÃ©, Audrie Outlaw) and great-granddaughter, Piper of Lafayette, LA.
She is also survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John (Bryant to family) and Susie Fowler of Leland, NC, and his extended families including multiple step-children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She will be cremated by Coastal Cremations, Inc. and then her ashes will be placed with her parents during a family memorial Celebration of Life ceremony at a later date (TBD).
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