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GOWANS, Dorothea (Gilmour)

GOWANS - Dorothea (Gilmour)
June 21, 2011, beloved wife of 63 years of Neil A. Gowans; loving mother of Susan (Charles) Marczak, Gail (Fred) Schragel, Jackie (Michael) Root, Scot (Kathy) Gowans; cherished grandmother of Kelli Giammichele, Kari (Paul) Bonaro, Jim (Taylor Holowka) Schragel, Mike (Karen) Root, Megan Schragel; devoted great-grandmother of Bryan, Marley, Mikie, Presley, Thomas and Conrad; dear sister of Bobbie (Bud) Sinnott and the late Earl and Ruth Lewis; survived by nieces and nephews. Dorothea was the Sergeant at Arms, Ladies Auxiliary, George F. Lamm Post #622 American Legion. Friends may call Thursday 4-8 PM at DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst, NY 14226 where funeral service will be held Friday at 11:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. Online condolences at

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