Passing of Dorothy Bowyer, Jacinto City Branch Library's First Librarian
We have sad news to report today. Jacinto City Branch Library's first Librarian, Dorothy Bowyer, passed away yesterday in her assisted living home, she was 92 years old. Dorothy was a substitute teacher with Whittier Elementary School before she helped establish the Harris County Public Library in Jacinto City in 1958 and became the first librarian of the branch.
Dorothy retired from Harris County Public Library in 1989 and continued to live in the Jacinto City area after retirement. Dorothy often stopped by the library on her walks through the neighbor. In 2012, Dorothy spoke about the branch during the Grand Opening of the branch after the 2011 remodel of the building that added on a meeting room to the building. Ms. Bowyer touched the lives of many many families in Jacinto City and several generations of some families during her career. Funeral arrangement information will be posted as soon as we find out from here family.