SSUNAA mourns the loss of former Southern Region Vice President Dowers

TIFTON, Ga. — Former SSUNAA Southern Region Vice President Ida Ruth Dowers died on December 16 in Tifton, Ga..

Ms. Dowers, a 1948 graduate of Savannah State, was an SSUNAA life member and had previously served as the president of the SSUNAA Augusta Chapter and as the co-chair of SSUNAA National Awards committee.

“She was very soft spoken “lady” who “walked tall”  as she worked tirelessly with SSUNAA to support her alma mater,” said Alvernia Jackson, the SSUNAA National Liaison, in an email to the organization announcing Ms. Dowers’ death.

A memorial service will be held on December 23 at 11 am at the Beulah Hill Family Life Center (321 Tifton Eldorado Road) in Tifton, Ga.