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Nancy Johnson Bower

December 19, 1936 - April 24, 2023

Nancy Johnson Bower, 86, of Bedford passed away Monday, April 24, 2023.

She was the wife of the late William L. Bower

Born December 19, 1936, in Bedford, VA she was the daughter of the late Frank M. Johnson and the late Beulah C. Johnson.

Nancy lived an extraordinary life filled with family, adventure, laughter and love for her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn B. Thomas, her son Robert F. Bower and her four grandchildren, Justin B. Thomas, Clay M. Thomas, Austin L. Bower and Lauren E. Bower

Graveside service will be held at 1 p. m. on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at Greenwood Cemetery in Bedford, VA.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send online condolences please visit

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Dear Kathy and Bob, I am Joan Moore Wright who went to college with Nancy. We had lost touch, but I have fond very old memories of sharing college life with Nancy and Bill. I am from Culpeper, and visited them when they lived there, also. We had lost touch, but I last saw her at my husband's funeral in Richmond in 2014. I just happened to see her obit. I was at your father's funeral. Reach out to me if you see this. I would love to hear what Kathy and Bob are doing, and my prayers are with you in your loss.

Posted by Joan Moore Wright on July 6, 2023

Kathy, My sincerest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dear Mom.

Posted by Robin Meritt on April 28, 2023

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