Beatrice E. “Bette” Mowry

Beatrice E. “Bette” Mowry, age 93, of Friendship, Wisconsin passed away Monday, September 2, 2019, at her home.

A celebration of her life will be Wednesday, September 18 at 11:00 am at the Faith Baptist Church in Adams, Wisconsin.   Rev. Richard Eberly will officiate.  A celebration of life will also be held in Madison, Wisconsin at Door Creek Church, 6602 Dominion Dr., on Monday, September 16 at 6:00 pm.

Bette was born February 22, 1926, in Chicago, Illinois to Leroy and Mable (Gorsline) Jones. Bette’s maternal grandparents raised her and her brother, Harold, from a young age following her mother’s untimely death. She graduated from Montello High School in 1944.

Bette was married to Raymond Showers, Carroll Woody, and Russell Mowry.

Bette enjoyed spending time with her family, music especially her son-in-law’s band, and playing card games and board games with family and friends.

She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Adams.

Bette was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy & Mable Jones; husbands, Raymond Showers, Carroll Woody, and Russell Mowry; brother Harold Jones, and grandson, Jason Schultz McCredie.

Son:  Edward (Ingrid) Showers of Oregon, Wisconsin
Daughter:  Linda Olson of Friendship, Wisconsin
Daughter:  Sandra (William) Anderson of Hartland, Wisconsin
Son:  Richard (Lisa) Showers of Mc Farland, Wisconsin
Daughter:  Barbara (Jeff) McCredie of Anaheim, California
Son:  Robert (Susan) Showers of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
Grandchildren:  Nicole (Bill), Kory, Danielle (Anson), Tammy, Shane, Jessica (Brian), Rebecca, Tracy, Brent (Jeannie), BJ (Nicole), Lance, Joseph, Anna (Nate), and Matthew
Half-Brother:  Jerry (Norma) Jones
Half-Brother:  Dale Jones
Half-Sister:  Nancy Martelle

Further survived by many great-grandchildren

Bette will be deeply missed by many.

  • In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either of the following non-profit organizations:
  • Shriners Hospital for Children, 3160 Geneva St, Los Angeles, CA 90020
    Autism Society of Wisconsin, 3720 N 124th St, Wauwatosa, WI 53222
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  1. Sally Kolba says:

    Sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. We lost touch,these past years.Had many good times. Our deepest sympathies. To all the family.
    Dennis and Sally Kolba.

  2. Raina Davies says:

    Rest in Peace Bette. You were a ver sweet and humble lady. Me and Bill will miss you dearly.

  3. RENNE PINSON says:

    Earth will miss your smiling face, including me, Betty! Prayers for your safe journey and comfort to your family.

  4. Hans Christensen says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She was a great lady, I truly enjoyed knowing her and hearing her laugh. Lots of good memories with Russ and Betty.

    Praying for her family.

  5. LISA M GURECKI says:

    I’m so sad to hear of Bette’s passing. She was such a wonderful lady. I will definitely miss our talks.
    Deepest condolences to all of you.

  6. Donna Turcany says:

    I am so glad I met Bette. She was a great lady! All the family is in my prayers.

  7. Darlene Chase says:

    To the family of Betty Mowry.Betty was a wonderful,fun loving lady and always had a smile on her face.So very sorry for your loss. She will be missed by all of us at Adams Village and by everyone who knew her. R.I.P. Betty..

  8. Brenda Pietrowski says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Such a wonderful lady. Prayers for peace, comfort and strength for her family and loved ones.

  9. Tonya Dye says:

    So sorry for you loss it was a pleasure to take care of her at villa pines.

  10. Doreen (Jones) Sonnenberg says:

    Miss you so much Aunt Bea! It was so great to hear you coming in the back door at the farm when I was growing up.

  11. Wendy Wenzel says:

    Thoughts and prayers for the family. Bette was a riot but a force to be reckoned with when she was angry. Which wasn’t very often. She will be missed by many

  12. April Roller says:

    My thoughts are with Bette’s family.

  13. Jennifer Armstrong says:

    To the family of Bette, she was a wonderful woman and I will miss her dearly. I took care of her at her recent stay at Villa Pines. She was always so sassy and I loved her smile. She will be missed.

  14. Gordie & Marie Whitemarsh says:

    We are very sorry to hear of the loss of Bette, she was a great lady, she will be missed, prayers go out to her family.

  15. Wally peterson says: