Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dayle Evan Fowler

Our community lost a good friend. Dayle Evan Fowler, age 62, tragically died on June 28, 2011, in an auto collision. In the eight years that she has been in Sun Valley, she touched many people's lives, was an enthusiastic patron of the arts and worked hard to make the community a better place for everybody. Dayle was an absolutely selfless volunteer and a very generous contributor to an incredible number of causes; she was involved with the Sawtooth Botanical Garden, the Idaho Jazz Society, St. Luke's Wood River, Habitat for Humanity, the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley, Camp Rainbow Gold, the Advocates, the Lee Pesky Learning Center, Jazz in the Park and many, many others. If we have forgotten a cause or two or three, we apologize! There were so many things she was involved in.

Quirky, fun, maddening at times and with a heart of solid gold, she was the absolute best of friends. Sun Valley was a special place for Dayle and it brought her much joy and comfort just to be here in the company of her many friends and causes she held dear. Dayle was involved in so many good things that it's tough to sort it all out. Since she was a cancer survivor herself, her friends believe she would be eternally gratified if anybody who wished to make a donation in her name would do so to Camp Rainbow Gold—for the kids.

Dayle is survived by her mother, Bobbi Fowler; her brothers, Hod Fowler and Jay Fowler; her nieces and nephews, all of the Seattle area; and her stepdaughter, Amy McGinnis, and her step-grandchildren in Portland, Ore.

There will be a celebration of Dayle's life on Thursday, July 7, at 5:30 p.m., at 218 Mariposa Road in Hailey (the Heatherlands).

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