Barbara Lee Bowry Fogle
On Tuesday, October 4th, 2021, Barbara Lee “Bowry” Fogle, loving wife and mother of 3 children passed away at the age of 81 in Cumming, GA.
Barbara was born August 20, 1940 in Richmond, Virginia to Doris Starkloff Bowry and Earl Victor Bowry. Barbara lived with her parents, grandparents and older sister Pat, younger sister Carol and youngest brother Earl in the Church Hills (east side) of Richmond during her early years. Just prior to entering Marymount Catholic High School, the family moved to the newer, west side or Westwood area of Richmond. Barbara participated on the swimming team at the nearby Officers Club (later named Westwood Club). Following high school graduation, Barbara attended Richmond Professional Institute (RPI) known today as Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the school of Education. She graduated June 10, 1962 with a Bachelor of Science in Social Science with emphasis on Physical Education.
Barbara married Jerry Fogle on June 22, 1963 in Richmond, Virginia at Saint Bridget Catholic Church. The newlyweds lived in Roanoke, Virginia for one year then moved to Culpeper, Virginia for one year. Then, Barbara and Jerry moved to Atlanta in 1965 and raised three children, Scott, Melissa and Mark. Barbara loved being a mom and invested so much of her life raising the children.
Barbara and Jerry have always mixed working hard with having fun. They loved to travel and visited many countries around the world. Many of the trips were with high school and college friends that became lifelong friends to this day. Additionally, Barbara was active and played tennis, golf and enjoyed running. While in Georgia, they lived in 4 different locations and each one blessed them with fun, new friends, and memories that will never fade.
After raising her children, Barbara was invested in the daily lives of her 9 grandchildren. Many holiday celebrations were held and Papa and Nana’s house and the gifts from them were typically the highlight of the day.
Following Jerry’s retirement, they moved to Hilton Head, South Carolina in 2013 for a few years and they again made new friends, stayed busy having fun, and mostly enjoyed time with each other. In late 2018, they returned to Atlanta to live and be close to family. They celebrated 58 years of marriage on June 22, 2021.
Barbara is survived by her loving husband Jerry and her children Scott, wife Donna, Melissa, husband John, and Mark, wife Sara along with her grandchildren Alison, husband Eric, Ben, wife Nichole, Tyler, wife Hannah, Megan, fiancé Miles, Kate, Myles, Davis, Grant and Annie.
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