Mildred Ann Bowers, 84, director of childcare at NAS Oceana for more than 40 years

Mildred Ann Bowers (Courtesy of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts)
Mildred Ann Bowers (Courtesy of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts)

Mildred Ann Bowers, 84, passed away on December 9, 2015.

Mrs. Bowers was born in Elmira, NY and has lived in the Tidewater area for most of her life. She was the director of child care at NAS Oceana for over 40 years, and was a member of Church of the Holy Family. She is reunited with her husband of 61 years Chester Bowers, and her daughter Lydia Bowers who preceded her in death.

She is survived by a daughter, Linda Chapel and her husband Martin of Chesapeake, a son, Joseph Bowers of Virginia Beach, four grandchildren, and five great grandchildren as well as extended family and good friends.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday December 11, 2015 in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Rd Chapel. A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Princess Anne Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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