Valeria S. Bowers PDF Print E-mail

Valeria Stuck Bowers, 79, of Pomaria, widow of Melvin Vaughn Bowers, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at White Oak Manor.

Born on December 11, 1938 in Pomaria she was the daughter of the late Charlie Boozer and Verdie Bundrick Stuck. She graduated Pomaria High School in 1956 and took a secretarial course at Newberry College. She worked for Jim Parr for a number of years and retired from the Clerk of Court office in Newberry. Mrs. Bowers loved and praised her Lord, by serving as organist for a number of years at St. John Lutheran Church where she was a member. After retiring as organist she was a member of the choir and hand bell coordinator. After the Lord, her family was the most important thing in her life. Her joy was cooking Sunday lunch where her children and grandchildren gathered weekly to enjoy the best southern cooking. She also enjoyed playing cards.

She is survived by sons, Michael (Tangila) Bowers and Warren (Tina) Bowers both of Pomaria; a daughter, Devonna (Ronnie) Summer of Newberry; a brother, Odell (Pam) Stuck of Pomaria; grandchildren, Brandon (Sarah) Bowers, Will Summer, Kane Summer, Zachary Bowers and Preston Bowers, a great-granddaughter, Romney Ann Bowers and a sister-in-law, Freda (Buck) Miller of Aiken. She was predeceased by a brother, Berlin Stuck.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday, March 31, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church by the Rev. James Shealy and Rev. Henri Bishop. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. The family will be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bowers, 255 Ringer Road, Pomaria. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 622 Hope Station Road, Pomaria, SC 29126.

Active pallbearers will be Charlie Stuck, Tim Stuck, Ansel Stuck, Buck Stuck, Chris Cromer, Doug Miller and Steven Johnson.

The family would like to extend special thanks to all of her caregivers for their love and care that they gave to her.

A note of remembrance may be written to the family by clicking the "Add Comment" link below.



#35 Frederick Nikonchuk 2018-04-13 05:32
To the Family ,
I would like to express how sorry to hear of your loss. I recently lost my father. The pain of losing a loved one is a pain that seemingly never goes away. However, the pain can lessen when we think of what God has promised to do for us.

At 2 Cor 1:3,4 the Bible states: "Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."

What comfort does he provide us? First of all, at 1 Cor 15:26 it says: "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." So God views death as an enemy and will eventually remove death.
Secondly, Jesus gave us hope when at John 11:25 he said: "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:" So there is a chance to see our loved ones again under better conditions.

This comfort from the Bible has helped me in dealing with the loss of my father and I hope it will help your family to some degree with your loss.
#34 Jean Boozer 2018-04-12 11:23
Accept our heartfelt sympathy. We loved Melvin and Valeria.
Most sincerely, Wayne and Jean Boozer
#33 Nancy & Tim Owen 2018-04-10 09:28
We are so sorry to learn of our sweet friend’s passing. Always smiling, never complaining, spreading her love and joy to everyone she met - that was our dear Valeria Bowers. May God bless each one of you with His peace and may you keep your precious memories forever in your hearts. Our love to all of you, Nancy and Tim Owen
#32 Anna Marie Nicosia 2018-04-02 15:35
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother. May God's love and your memories help comfort you in the difficult days ahead.
#31 Teresa Goree-Jones 2018-04-02 12:14
Devonna,Mike & Warren,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Teresa, Steven & Ashli Jones (Pomaria, SC)
#30 Karen Lindler Smith 2018-04-02 10:59
Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Valeria was such a great person, she will be missed. Love,Joey and Karen Lindler Smith
#29 Harry Debbie griffin 2018-04-01 22:23
So sorry to her of your mother passing she was a very sweet lady
#28 Julie &Leslie Ammons 2018-03-31 15:49
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Reflect on the wonderful memories and times shared. She was the sweetest lady.God bless and comfort each one of you!!!! Love u all!!!
#27 The Chappells 2018-03-31 15:42
To the family of Valeria Bowers:
Mama and I are so saddened to learn of Valeria's death. We are sure that she will be sorely missed by all of you. We are sorry that we are just learning of her death today. but we remember all of you in our prayers and that all of you will be reunited with Valeria and the risen Christ in the resurrection. This sure and certain hope is always ours.May the Lord be with you.
#26 janice allen 2018-03-31 14:56
My deepest condolences.
#25 Ae Ja Netzel 2018-03-31 13:35
Our thoughts and prayers to Devonna, Mike, and Warren... Our deepest condolences to you guys and the rest of the family.. They sure will be missed but now they are reunited together. May our Heaven Father give you peace and understanding... We will be praying for you all...
#24 Lisa & Tyrone Elkins 2018-03-31 13:09
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. May GOD continue to be with all of you and give you PEACE!
Love Always,
The Elkins Family
Warren L. Gallman and Family
#23 Janice R. Long 2018-03-31 12:56
So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. She is now happy ad healthy in heaven with your Dad whom I know she missed so much. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!
#22 MOLLIE GRAHAM 2018-03-31 11:44
Dear Devonna.Iam so very sorry to hear about Valeria. When we all worked at the bank building on main st we had the best time talking and laughing.Just so much fun.Just always remember what a wonderful Mom you had.Take care.Love and blessings MOLLIE
#21 Mary Kent Jones 2018-03-31 05:55
So very sorry. Will be praying for your family Mike and Tangila.
#20 Shelby Robertson 2018-03-30 21:23
Miss Valeria was one of the sweetest women I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Her kind heart and southern grace was a blessing for all that knew her. She will be greatly missed. The family is in our thoughts and prayers right now. We love you all so very much.

Love, Shelby, Jason, and Isaak
#19 Jackie Bowers 2018-03-30 20:04
Devonna,Mike and Warren,
We are so sorry for your loss. Valeria was a delight to work with and we loved her so much. Please know we are keeping you close in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all.
Love, Tommy and Jackie
#18 Harriett Rucker 2018-03-30 19:35
Valeria was a special friend. We loved her and always enjoyed our time with her. John always appreciated her kindness to him at the Clerk of Court's office. May God's grace, peace, and love be with you at this sad time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Harriett and John Rucker
#17 Kristen LaCons 2018-03-30 17:17
We are so sorry for your families loss! You have our thoughts and prayers. All our love!
The LaConses
#16 Laura Lane 2018-03-30 17:14
I send to the family my heartfelt condolences and Prayers. I will and already do miss Valeria. She and I had a very special relationship. She was a very very loving and giving person. I love her because of that and her ability to make any situation, no matter how complexed, seem small. She was a GEM and now she is a FLOWER IN GOD'S
#15 Terrie Mayer 2018-03-30 17:07
What a SWEET LADY your Mom was !!!
Mike and Tangila, Devonna, and Warren....... please know you have my most sincere sympathy.

She battled health issues for so very long, and now she is made whole again in our SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST!

May our GRACIOUS LORD grant you comfort and peace....these past few months have certainly been trying ones, I know.

I hope Miss Valeria got to hold that Great-granddaughter and could see the promise of new life in a wonderful blessing of such a precious little bundle of JOY and LOVE.



#14 Linda Richardson 2018-03-30 16:38
To the family

So sorry for your loss
We are praying for you all
May the peace of God and all the prayers comfort you
We Love you
#13 Leslie&Thelma Lyles 2018-03-30 16:24
Your family has our deepest sympathy.
#12 Cherrie Longshore 2018-03-30 16:01
So sorry to hear about Ms Valeria. Sending prayers to all of you .
#11 Susie Nichols Berry 2018-03-30 14:42
I will miss Valeria. I loved her from the beginning at the courthouse and prayed with her many times!!!
#10 RICHARD AND ANNE 2018-03-30 14:29
We are so saddened by the death of Valeria. She was a fun loving person to shop with and be around. Our sympathy to the family is extended. We love you all.
#9 Janice and Tommy Mee 2018-03-30 13:29
We are so sad to learn about your loss. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely, Janice and Tommy Meeks
#8 Marti Jeffcoat 2018-03-30 13:07
My sweet cousin, we will all miss you.
#7 Janice Smith 2018-03-30 12:22
My thoughts and prayers to the whole family . May the Lord wrap his arms around you all as you go through this difficult time . My love to you all. Sincerely, Janice Smith
#6 Kathy Boland 2018-03-30 11:09
Sorry to hear of Ms.Valeria's. I always enjoyed talking to her, she had a great since of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God will bless you with His comfort and strength. In Deepest Sympathy,

Kathy Boland and Family
#5 Marilyn Seybt 2018-03-30 11:06
My heart goes out to the family. She will be missed, but is in a better place. You have my deepest sympathy.
#4 Deborah Sheline 2018-03-30 09:24
We are so sorry for your loss she will be missed by you on a daily basis this we know. Know that we had the privilege to know her and feel her Joy in her presence. We can keep giving the gift she gave to us all. Be joyful to others and sharing God's word and everything we do and say. She was an example of Excellence in a mother and grandmother. Through that her Joy will live on forever through her children and grandchildren. She was the world's best mother in law to my sister Tina
#3 Beth & Travis Tarver 2018-03-30 08:39
Mike and Family - I am so sorry to hear of the death of your mother; grandmother; great-grandmother. She was such a sweet heart every time she would visit us at the store. I will always remember that smile she would give us all and that little sweet "Hello"!! Prayers for comfort and peace for you all during this time of sorry.
#2 Edie Shealy 2018-03-30 07:17
Our thoughts are with you during this time. I am assured that she and my Mama are reliving their cheerleader days together now as they often did when there was a break in the card games. Miss Valeria always welcomed me with a smile and wonderful heartfelt hug. Take comfort in the memories and know we think of you across the miles.
#1 kathy criswell 2018-03-29 23:53
I'm so sorry for your loss...I know how much y'all will miss Mrs. Valeria...I will miss her when I come to visit, and Mr. Melvin too. I'm praying for the whole family and I love you all, Kathy