Barbara Cooper Sowter, 91, died August 24th after a short illness. She was born in Cortland, NY to Lester and Beulah Cooper, grew up in Oxford, NY, graduated from Penn State University and was married to John B. Sowter. She worked as a dietitian at Duke Hospital and volunteered at Hospice of Wake County. She is survived by her daughter, Marybeth Sowter Lenz of Cary, her son, William James Sowter of Morrisville, son-in-law, Walter Lenz, granddaughter Genevieve Lenz, four nieces and two nephews. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where she was a long time member, on September 13th at 1:00 followed by internment in the church’s memorial garden. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her name to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 221 Union Street, Cary, NC 27511.