Shelley Lynn Fowler

Shelley Lynn Fowler
Shelley Lynn Fowler

Shelley Lynn Fowler, 49, of Amarillo, TX went home to be with her Lord Sunday, August 9, 2020. She fought the good fight.

Private family services will be held. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Shelley was born on April 2, 1971, in Canyon, Texas to Gene and Vickie Fowler, their Shelley Belle. She was raised in Amarillo, Texas, and the first of three children. She was a very gifted academically and was always an honor student. She graduated from River Road High School, where she was a tutor, and later attended Joe Blasco Makeup School in Hollywood, California.

Growing up she was a very creative and imaginative kid and kept those gifts her entire life. She was so loving and wanted to take care of her family and any animals she happened to find. When Paul, her brother, was born she loved him so much, she was just like a little mother.

She always wanted to take care of him. She was proficient at the violin. Music was always a huge part of her life, starting with singing with her Dad and dancing with her Mom.

Shelley was an incredibly gifted artist, no matter what medium she used. Canvas and humans alike. She was always designing clothes and jewelry. She had the amazing ability to see the potential and beauty in things and people, she could see what could be or, maybe, what really was.

Shelley was an extremely loving mom and always took care of her daughter, no matter what happened. When her daughter, Joy, was born she finally had the baby she always wanted.

She always made things so fun and interesting, opening up the world, and exposing her daughter and family to many different experiences. She taught her daughter to be inclusive, not exclusive, not just by words, but by actions too. She was a mom, but she was also best friends with her daughter. When it came to her family, she would do anything for them. She even got nicknamed a “little bulldozer”, in the most loving and fond way.

In 2015, Shelley met her future husband, Rudy, and they married on May 26, 2016. It was

clear to see how much they loved each other. She was a caring and amazing wife. Rudy always called her his Angel and she was his best friend.

She was always strong in her faith, even as a child. She knew and loved Jesus, her Savior, and that always stayed with her.

Survived by her parents, Gene and Vickie Fowler; husband, Rudy Saldivar; daughter, Joy McDonald, and husband, Sean McDonald; and much family. Preceded in death by brothers, Justin Fowler and Paul Fowler; grandparents, Henry and Ivalee Fowler, and Raymond and Betty Main.

11 Replies to “Shelley Lynn Fowler”

  1. I’m so sorry Vickie for your loss!! I was shocked when I heard. She was my best friend at Sanborn and I will always remember sweet little Shelley and all the good times we had! Especially playing baseball when you and Gene and my parents were our coaches! May she rest in peace.

  2. Struggling through emotions right now. Your family became a part of my life so many years ago… I miss all of you so much. Shelley was the big sister of my youth. She always inspired and nurtured all of us to be ourselves. ” Unconditional Love 💘 ” The same love that your family gave to us. I feel blessed to have known Shelley and Paul, and to know they both came from you. You all are the lamp light of my heart. I feel comfort in that.. knowing that someday we’ll all be together and rejoice that we all got through this dark trial. Be strong. Love lives on… and I love and always reflect in greatful memories of your family. You are part of my soul.

  3. Shelley, your light touched me in such a lovely way. Now your light is among the stars. We will miss you but only need to look up to be reminded of your radience.

    She Walks in Beauty
    She walks in beauty, like the night
    Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
    And all that’s best of dark and bright
    Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
    Thus mellowed to that tender light
    Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

    One shade the more, one ray the less,
    Had half impaired the nameless grace
    Which waves in every raven tress,
    Or softly lightens o’er her face;
    Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
    How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

    And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
    So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
    The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
    But tell of days in goodness spent,
    A mind at peace with all below,
    A heart whose love is innocent!

  4. Deepest sympathy to Sean and Joy and the family praying for all of you . Your in my thoughts and prayers .

  5. My dear, sweet precious Shell. My heart is broken; I’ll love you always and never, ever forget you.
    To Rudy, the children and the Fowler’s—May the Lord wrap you in His loving arms and give you strength in healing. I love you all.

  6. I am deeply saddened. She was and still remains the older sister I never had. Paul, Shelley, Vickie and Gene- I love you so much. My sympathies for your family and loved ones.

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