Caryl Ann Fowler, age 66, passed away on Monday, September 3rd, 2018 from complications with pulmonary and cardiovascular disease. She was born in Madison, Wisconsin, but moved to Los Angeles with her mother, Betty Negley, and father, Eugene Fowler, in her early teens.
She and her children came to Houston in 1989 to be with her father who had moved here after her parents’ divorce. After having moved around much of her life, she was happy to call Texas home.
Caryl loved video and card games (blackjack especially!), Dr. Pepper, any procedural crime drama on TV, and everything on Animal Planet. She spent most of her life caring for her family: biological, chosen, canine, and feline. Ever the caretaker, she never met an animal or human she didn’t love. She had also spent some time fostering for Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP).
She is survived by her children Wendy and Michael; Wendy's longtime partner Mark and his daughter Sadie; and Michael's husband John. She is also survived by her brother Doug, his wife Shelley, their daughter Erin and her children Mia and Poppy; her brother Chris and his wife Renee; her sister-in-law Judy; and two half-brothers, Rich and Gene.
Caryl had a large chosen family at her workplace, Capital Couriers, where she worked for almost three decades. Those chosen family members include her longtime best friend Robin Arredondo, her husband Archie, and their children Rachel and Alexis; Capital's owner Greg Dvorachek, who treated Caryl like she was his own mother; and various other "children" like Jim, Michelle, Israel, Summer, Greg E., Bret, Nodari & Paul, just to name a few. She even had customers that would call and request to speak only to her.
Finally, she leaves behind her fur "grandbabies", Shelby, Sugar and Casper (dog and cats, respectively).
Caryl will be laid to rest alongside the ashes of her longtime dog, D.D.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you consider a donation in Caryl's memory to Citizens for Animal Protection in Houston, TX: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/CitizensforAnimalProtection or call 281.497.0591.