- December 28, 1919 - January 5, 2013
- Fort Walton Beach, Florida
of Lillian's Passing
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LILLIAN S. SHOWERS passed away at her home on January 5th, 2013 at the age of 93. She was born December 28, 1919 in St. John's, Newfoundland to Myron and Hazel Pearce.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. "Stormy" Showers; father, Myron Pearce; mother, Hazel Pearce; brother, George Pearce; and grandson, Eric Visser.
During her years in Newfoundland, she was employed at Pepperell Air Force Base. She moved to the Fort Walton Beach area in July 1950. An active member of her community and church, Lillian served as the President of the Wright Women's Club where she was instrumental in creating the Wright Community Library and county's first bookmobile in 1965. She and her husband were founding members of Trinity United Methodist Church where she served as Treasurer from 1960 to 1973. Her career also included working as an accountant for the late Mark Gaynoe of Fort Walton Beach and later as the accountant for Art's TV and Appliance. Lillian had a passion for reading, especially about political figures and all types of history books. She also enjoyed watching good PBS programs. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and we will greatly miss her.
She is survived by her children: Adele Hartman (Don) of Lillian AL; Linda Gassman (Don) of Niceville FL; Nancy McDonald (Larry) of Fort Walton Beach FL; and Randall Showers of Fort Walton Beach FL; her grandchildren; Diana Visser and husband Craig Phillips of Riverside CA; Lisa Sirmans (Danny) of Fort Walton Beach FL; Courtney Falasca (Philip) of Shalimar FL; and Amanda Taylor (Eddie) of Fort Wainwright, AK; great-grandchildren; Jenna and Janie Sirmans; and DJ and Makenzie Taylor.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 10th from 5 to 7pm at Emerald Coast Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 11th at 2pm at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. Boykin and Rev. Ross officiating. Burial will follow at Beal Memorial Cemetery.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to mother's long time caregiver and friend of the family DiAnn Keenan and to Covenant Hospice for their help and compassion. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to mother's favorite charities, the Salvation Army, the DAV, or Trinity United Methodist Church.
Expressions of love and sympathy may be viewed online at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com