Alma Bowser Fithian is otherwise known as daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, and grandmother and as a giver. She helped her brothers on the farm by driving the work horses in Dutch Hill. After graduation from high school, she attended school in Pittsburgh to pursue a career as a steno typist. Upon completing her education she served her nation at the Pentagon. This became a trend, sacrificing for others all of her life.

She was an active band parent and drove Rick to Pittsburgh for private trumpet lessons. She taught her daughters to sew, cook, and can vegetables. She drove her sisters to Butler shopping when they couldn’t or did not want to drive. She ensured her children attended church and were raised in a Christian environment to believe in a loving God. She assisted her children in their educational endeavors. After her mother had a stroke, she cared for her for 12 years until her death.

She and Dick relocated to Beaufort SC enjoying warm weather and sunshine. She volunteered in the church office at Lady’s Island Presbyterian church prior to the Covid pandemic.

She has been blessed by the grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her farm girl upbringing has influenced her to continue to enjoy gardening. She doesn’t leave home without her pocket knife and has been known to use it at the grocery store. She has taught her great grandchildren to protect the blue birds by shooting the BB gun in the backyard to keep the predators at bay. To this day they continue to push mow their yard and offer to help the neighbors.

Please extend your special 90th happy birthday wishes to Alma.

Daughters Laura Jones and Kim Riddle