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Alawyn Julia Bowers Barbaree was born June 29, 1956 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Christine Johnson Bowers and Donald Bowers. She was known to be a tough girl and a tom boy, mainly due to being the only sister to two older brothers. She was always very active and enjoyed being outdoors, where running in the neighborhood, working in her flower garden, or enjoying the beach. She worked in healthcare as an office manager with Columbus Urology. She was a devout member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Columbus, Georgia since the age of six. She enjoyed DIY projects and crafts and was known to work a sewing needle. Her most adored pastime was spending time with her beloved family and fur baby, Brutus.
Alawyn Julia Barbaree, 63, of Ellerslie, Georgia passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She is preceded in death by her parents.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Steven “Steve” M. Barbaree of Ellerslie, Georgia; her children, Nicolas Edward Foster of Ellerslie, Georgia and Alawyn Christine (Milena Laura) Foster of LaGrange, Georgia; siblings, Rick (Tina) Bowers of Kalispell, Montana and Chris (MayMay) Bowers of Bushnell, Florida; numerous extended family and friends and of course her canine companion, Brutus.
A memorial service will be held 3:00 pm on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2100 Hilton Avenue, Columbus, Georgia 31906, with Rev. Grace Burton-Edwards officiating.
The family would like to give special recognition for the care and support provided by Dr. Peter Jiang and his staff of John B. Amos Cancer Center and the wonderful caregivers and staff at Columbus Hospice.
The Barbaree Family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory of Mrs. Alawyn Julia Barbaree below.