Obituary for Gertrude Mae Haigler (Bowman)
Gertrude Mae Bowman Haigler
Granite Falls, NC
Mrs. Gertrude Mae Bowman Haigler, 88, of Granite Falls went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 27, 2013. Born August 23, 1924 in Caldwell County, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Martha Bowman.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters, Marcella Bowman Starnes and Lois Bowman Reid; one nephew, Donald Reid.
She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, John Dallas “Dal” Haigler, one sister Faye Baird, one brother-in-law, Wayne Haigler. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Edward and Brenda Starnes, Sharon and Wayne Oliver, Robert and Frankie Starnes, Richard and Kathy Starnes, Barry and Belinda Starnes, Sheila and Randy Davis, and Sherry Bowman, Ron and Beth Haigler, Charlotte Haigler, Laura Haigler;; six great nephews; six great nieces; seven great-great nephews; two great-great nieces.
Mrs. Haigler was a member of Shiloh Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, NC. She was a devoted and loving wife to her husband, following him throughout his military career. She was retired from retail with Woodward & Lothrop in Washington, DC. After retiring and moving back to NC, she spent the remainder of her life loving and supporting her husband and family. She loved working in her garden, in her flowers, and helping on the farm.
The family will receive friends Saturday, June 29, 2013, from 2:30 to 4:00 PM at Shiloh Lutheran Church Hickory, NC in the fellowship hall. A Celebration of Life will follow in the church at 4:00 PM with Rev. Dave Hefner and Rev. Don Ingle officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Shiloh Lutheran Church, 1011 Shiloh Church Rd., Hickory, NC 28601 or Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC-28645.
Online condolences can be placed online to the family at www.mackiefh.com.