Sowers, Dorothy Carden

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sowers dorothy cardenDorothy Carden Sowers, 83, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, July 30, 2012. Her kindness, compassion and gentleness will be missed by her family and friends. Her greatest loves were her family, her pets, and her work at Matthews Hallmark where she was still employed. Preceding her in death were her parents Stanley James, Sr. and Mae Love Stump Carden, her husband Jack Sowers, and her brother Stanley Carden Jr. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Robert (Bob) Sowers and “daughter” Brenda Sowers of Christiansburg; her daughter, Shirley Sowers of Radford; her doggies Nikki and Tutti; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Carden of Christiansburg; sister-in-law, Bonnie Rickey of FL; brother-in-law and wife, Bill and Virginia Sowers of Vinton; sister-in-law and husband, Connie and Pete Sale of Radford; sister-in-law Betty Sowers of Christiansburg; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Radford Nursing and Rehab, Carilion Hospice, Alta Pickford, Karen King and caregivers Ashlea Light, Connie Sale, and Amy O’Brien. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford with Rev. Shake Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the West View Cemetery in Radford. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 pm until 8 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Radford Humane Society, PO Box 581, Radford, VA 24143 or the American Cancer Society, 2840 Electric Rd, #106, Roanoke, VA or at The Sowers family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home in Radford.