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SOWERS, Cordula Rose (Eckhardt
SOWERS, Cordula Rose (Eckhardt) Age 100, passed away June 10, 2014 in Augusta, Maine, with her daughter by her side. She was born March 14, 1914 in Blue Earth, Minn., the daughter of Gustav Adolph and Dorathea (Maass) Eckhardt. She grew up on the Eckhardt farm in Blue Earth, Minnesota. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, Minn. On October 15, 1950 she married Roland G. Sowers of Vernon Center, Minn. She and her husband moved their family to California in 1957. She was an active member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Lancaster, Calif., for 40 years, involved in the quilting group, LWML, choir, and Lutheran Braille Workers. She moved to Maine in 2001 to be near her daughter and became a member of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Waterville, Maine. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking, playing piano and organ, choir and driving cross-country. She enjoyed planning and taking road trips to Minn., and Maine, visiting family, friends and National and State Parks. She is survived by 2 daughters, Dorthy R. McAllister and husband David of Augusta, Maine, Sally B. Nacca and husband Nicholas of San Diego, Calif.; daughter-in-law, Marcia D. Sowers of San Diego, Calif.; 3 grandsons, Robert P. Sowers and wife Laura of Corona, Calif., Brian G. McAllister and wife Erin of Portland, Maine, and Adams D. McAllister of Augusta, Maine; granddaughter, Amy L. Rodriguez and husband Benny of San Diego, Calif.; and 6 great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband, Roland and her son Philip R Sowers. Donations in her memory may be made to Lutheran Braille Workers, PO Box 5000, Yucaipa, CA 92399. Funeral services will be held 2:00PM, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at Grace Lutheran Church, in Lancaster. Arrangements under the care and direction of Dan & Scott's Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan, Maine 04976.

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