Ruth Elder Copeland Fowler, 90, formerly of Elizabeth City, NC and a resident of Plymouth, NC died of natural causes January 4, 2019 at Vidant Hospital in Greenville, NC. Ruth was born in Elizabeth City, NC, the daughter of the late Dewey George Copeland and Louvenia Simpson Copeland, on September 13, 1928. She was the wife of retired aircraft engineer, Ivan Hester Fowler, Sr., who preceded her in death in 1999. A daughter, Yvonne Fowler Houtz Lowder, also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Fowler is survived by her son, Ivan H. Fowler, Jr., and wife Terry B. Fowler of Plymouth, NC; sister, Lois Copeland Elliott of Elizabeth City, NC; brother, Charles Copeland and wife Chelsea of Elizabeth City, NC; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Copeland Gibbs and husband Leonard; nephew, Jeff Copeland, and wife Pam, of Salem, SC; grandchildren, Shannon Houtz Armstrong and husband Rob of Mount Holly, NC, David “Todd” Houtz and wife Beth of Georgia, Joe and wife Debbie Fowler of Arlington, TX, Phillip and wife Tina Fowler of Copperstown, ND; and great grandchildren, Ava, Beck, Logan, Ryan, Emmy, and Joci.
A gathering of friends will be Friday, January 11, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Twiford Memorial Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to one’s favorite charity in Ruth’s memory. Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Fowler family. You may express condolences to http://www.TwifordFH.com.