Swansboro- Flora Belle Kowalski, 92, passed away on June 5, 2018 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center, Wilmington.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date followed by inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium for both Flora Belle and Anthony Joseph Kowalski.
She managed the cafeteria at Swansboro Elementary School and also worked at the USO and that is where she met the love of her life while he was stationed at Bogue Field. During World War II she was one of the people who would stand guard keeping their eyes open for enemy ships approaching our shores.
She is survived by daughters, Nora Sue Durham and Deborah Ellen Wilson (Ellick); grandchildren, Devon Ward Hurst, Tyler Elizabeth Wilson, and Lauren Taylor Wilson; great granddaughter, Jessica Lee Harris and great grandson, Hayden Anthony Ligon.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Anthony Joseph Kowalski; brother, Jesse Thomas Moore; and parents, Captain Jesse and Nora Belle Moore.
Our deepfelt gratitude goes out to all our friends and care givers.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
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Just reaching out to wish you & your family peace. So sorry for your loss. Your mom was one of a kind & I will always remember her fondly. Glad my daughter was able to meet her.
Submitted by Debbe Blackwell on Jun 16 2018 08:54:01 AM
I was not privileged to meet Miss Flora Belle until after her 90th birthday. Even then she was DELIGHTFUL. Tiring easily, she was still fully engaged when visiting, and retained her adorable personality. She was still very beautiful. With help from daughter, Nora (Sue) she wore makeup every day, and kept her beautiful hair perfect. She had impeccable manners, a feisty sense of humor, and loved pretty jewelry. Flora Belle was blessed to remain happily at home during the last months of her life. This due to the devoted care provided by Nora, who left her home in Colorado to live with and care for her. It was my great pleasure to know Miss Flora Belle. Paula Warrell
Submitted by Paula Warrell on Jun 8 2018 01:28:35 PM
Sorry for your loss. How we all long for the day when death will be no more! (Rev. 21:3,4) Until then, may the God of all comfort be with this family. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
Submitted by C. Williams on Jun 8 2018 07:39:00 AM
I am so sorry for this difficult time in your life. I will always remember her smile, that dark hair and her beautiful sunroom with white lace curtains. I remember having lunch with her and Debbie in her kitchen. I don't remember what we had for lunch but I do remember laughing a lot, having a great time and thinking how immensely satisfying it was to be sharing that time with a family that obviously loved each other. While Tony and Flora Belle are no longer physically here, they are all around us - in Debbie's smile, Tyler's eyes and Lauren's giggle - we just need to be still and be present in the moment and remember what a privilege is has been to have known them and to have had them in our lives. be strong and know you have a friend.
Submitted by Betty Morris on Jun 6 2018 07:14:08 PM
Betty Morris lit a candle for Flora Belle Moore Kowalski
Betty Morris lit a candle on Jun 6 2018 07:00:54 PM
Sue I am so sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Submitted by Linda Odum on Jun 6 2018 05:30:00 PM
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