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Patricia Bowers from Mark O'Connor
Patricia Bowers In loving memory, The Copher Family
Place of birth: Brattleboro VT.
Religious affiliation: Christian
Patricia (Patti) Tasker Bowers, formerly Patricia Tasker Morris, 97 years old, quietly passed away 19 October, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society, Florida Lutheran, Nursing Center, Deland, Florida attended by her children and granddaughter. Patti was born 24 September, 1919 in Brattleboro Vt. To Hyland D. and Mable A Tasker. Patti had two brothers and one sister. Patti graduated from Brattleboro High School and Bennington Business School. While working for state of VT, she met Winston (Win) Lennart Morris, a salesman for National Cash Register Co. in 1938 at Burlington VT Their first date was a day of skiing. Win and Patti enjoyed the winters skiing at Stowe VT often spending weekends at Stowe’s famous Ranch Camp, and hiking in the summer. In 1941 Win enlisted in the Army and was a Technical Sergeant 3 Medic assigned to the 116th Infantry of the 26th Division. During WWII Patti worked for the Army at Grenier Army Airfield, Manchester NH. Win and Patti were married 25 September 1942 the day before his unit embarked on the Queen Mary England. Win’s unit spearheaded Omaha Beach on the 6 June 1944 D-Day invasion of France and continued with the campaign through France into Germany. At the close of WWII in Europe, Win was injured in a jeep accident and airlifted to Fort Devens MA Army hospital to recuperate for six months in a body cast. After release from active duty in 1945, Win returned to National Cash Register Co. and Win and Patti resided in Burlington Vt. 1949 Win was transferred to Boston and Win and Patti moved to Needham MA where they raised a family of three sons and a daughter. The family purchased a trailer-able cabin cruiser, the TASMOR, in the 1950’s and enjoyed cruising the rivers, canals, lakes and harbors of New England, New York and Southeastern Canada. For many years the family spent their summers camping on Lake Winnipesauke near Wolfeboro NH and enjoying cruising/water skiing on the lake with the TASMOR. When in Needham Patti worked for Sears Roebuck Co. In 1978 Win and Patti moved to Cloverleaf Farms in Brooksville FL where Patti worked at the local Sun Trust Bank branch. They enjoyed participating in community activities and traveling in the United States and Europe. In 1986 Win passed away. Patti married Stuart (Stu) W. Bowers 1989. Patti and Stu traveled extensively in the United States, Caribbean, and Mexico. Patti shared in Stu’s hobby of collecting precious stones and gem cutting making jewelry for family and friends. Stu passed away in 1999. In 2007 Patti moved to the Good Samaritan Society Florida Lutheran Home Deland FL and enjoyed the social activities, concerts, local travel, playing the organ/piano, family visits, drawing with pencils/charcoal, and painting water color pictures. Patti was a lifelong Christian Scientist and was a member of the Christian Science churches in Needham MA, Brooksville FL, and Deland FL. Patti is survived by sons David, Stephen, Dana Morris, daughter Carolyn Eldridge grandsons Ian and Travis Eldridge and granddaughters, Kristen Briggs and Laura Hartline. A memorial service will be scheduled on a future date. In lieu of flowers or other remembrances, the family request donations be made to the Good Samaritan Society Florida Lutheran Home, 450 North McDonald Ave Deland FL 32724, https://www.good-sam.com/foundation/donate
Funeral Notice Detail
A Memorial Service will be held at
Good Samaritan Society Luthren Home, Deland FL.
450 North McDonald Ave.
Deland , FL 32724