Truman George Fowler ’58 died on January 9, 2008, at his home in Palmyra, Maine, after a battle with cancer.
Born in Milford, Maine, on November 3, 1924, he prepared for college at Higgins Classical Institute in Charleston, Maine, and at Hebron Academy in Hebron, Maine. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1952, including service during World War II and the Korean conflict. He received a Purple Heart for combat injuries during the D-Day invasion. He attended Portland Junior College and took classes at the University of Maine at Orono before attending Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1959 as a member of the Class of 1958, he taught mathematics and driver education at Hartland Academy in Maine. He then taught at Nokomis Regional High School in the Maine town of Newport, retiring after 35 years of service to Maine School Administrative District 48. He and his wife, Elizabeth, operated the Butterfly Boutique in Palmyra for more than 20 years. He was a member of the Maine Teachers Association and the MSAD 48 TeachersAssociation.HeestablishedBoy Scout Troop 486 in Palmyra and was its first scoutmaster. He was predeceased by his wife of 35 years, and is survived by three sons, Jordan T. Fowler of Massachusetts, James Chase of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Dean Chase of Palmyra; 14 grandchildren; 21 great- grandchildren; and a brother, Leslie Fowler of California.