An equestrian enthusiast who owned and rode horses competitively before passing on her knowledge to younger generations, has died aged 66.
Teena Fowler achieved and took part in many different things during the course of her life.
She was born on 12th January, 1954, the daughter of Joe and Nancy Dixon, from Gamblesby, and was educated at the village primary school, before attending Tynefield Girls School, in Penrith.
Having worked for various local businesses in Penrith and Carlisle, she moved to the North East where she met and married Neil Fowler in 1991 and enjoyed her life as a gamekeeper’s wife on various shooting estates in Yorkshire.
After returning to Gamblesby in 1995, Mrs Fowler worked at Center Parcs, near Penrith, before retiring from Thrifty Car Hire, in 2019, before she became ill in February, 2020.
A keen horse owner and rider from a young age, she rode both at home, and encouraged by her father, competitively.
Over a period of more than 40 years, she also taught many local children and her grandsons, Joseph and Thomas, to ride horses — encouraging and aiding them to compete in shows and competitions.
Mrs Fowler was an enthusiastic member of the local community when her son, Paul, was small.
Hosting youth clubs, parties, fetes and trips away for the local children.
A keen florist, cook, and hostess, Mrs Fowler loved crafts, and encouraging her grandsons with art and paintings. She also enjoyed travelling America, Canada and Ireland with her mother.
A loving wife to Neil, mother to Paul Dixon and his wife, Anna, and doting grandmother to Joseph, aged 13, and four-year-old Thomas, she died peacefully at home in Gamblesby.
The funeral, which took place at Blencathra View, Gamblesby, was for friends and family only, and the family thanked the NHS district nurses, Walkers Funeral Directors and family and friends for all their support.
Donations in Mrs Fowler’s memory can be made to Hospice at Home, via Walkers Funeral Directors, Penrith, who had charge of the arrangements.