Lynn Huang Bower, 47, of Medina, Texas, passed away on March 12, 2020, at hospice in San Antonio, Texas.
She was born in Touliu, Taiwan on Oct. 17, 1972 to her father Hsiung Huang and her mother Mei-Hua Wang Huang.
Her birth name was Tz-Ling Huang. She adopted the given name Lynn as an adult.
Lynn grew up in Taiwan. As a child, she had fond memories of riding to school on the back of her father’s motor-scooter. She enjoyed school very much and especially enjoyed learning English as a second language.
After graduating from high school, she enrolled in Providence University in Taichung, Taiwan. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social work and went to work at the Cornel English Language School in Taichung, Taiwan.
After working at the school for a period of time, one day she met a new teacher who had been hired to teach English. His name was Gilbert Bower.
Lynn and Gilbert grew to love each other. Gilbert proposed to Lynn, and Lynn accepted.
The next year, Lynn came to Texas with Gilbert. A few weeks later they were married at The Farm Country Club outside of Bandera, Texas on July 22, 2000. That evening they drove to Victoria, Texas to begin their married life together.
Lynn loved to travel with parents of students who Gilbert coached to watch volleyball and basketball games, as well as cross country and track meets.
In the year 2002, a daughter, Abigail Ahn Bower, was born to Lynn and Gilbert. In 2004, the family moved to Bandera County to be closer to Abigail’s paternal grandparents.
Not long after that, a son, Gabriel Leon Bower, was born to Lynn and Gilbert. The family was now complete.
Lynn enjoyed the life of a mother and wife. She excelled in teaching her children the skills necessary to begin public school.
Lynn read to her children every day, which helped them be very successful when they started school. She emphasized the importance of kindness, politeness and manners.
Once they started school in Medina, Lynn made sure that Abigail and Gabriel always did their best and behaved as well as possible for their teachers. Lynn valued her children’s education so much that she even volunteered to teach Chinese language (Mandarin) at the school that they attended on Sundays.
Lynn loved seeing her children do well in their classes, and she loved watching them play sports and do activities with their friends. Lynn also emphasized to her children the importance of being kind to their classmates and everyone they meet in life.
It was a very difficult time for the entire family when Lynn was diagnosed with cancer.
She wanted to do something to cheer up her children, so she and Gilbert took the kids to an animal shelter to adopt a kitten for each of the kids. Abigail found “Padmae” and adopted her, and Gabriel found a kitten, adopted it and named it “Coconut.” Lynn grew to love these cats very much.
Lynn loved cooking for her family and friends. There wasn’t anything that Lynn couldn’t cook perfectly. Whether it was a dish from the East or from the West, Lynn could master it.
A coffee mug that she won competing in a Medina Community Library cooking contest has a special place in the kitchen cabinet.
Lynn also loved crocheting garments for her children and herself, and the kids loved everything that she crocheted for them. She even crocheted little toys.
A movie with special significance for Lynn, Gilbert, Abi and Gabe was “My Neighbor Totoro.” Lynn crocheted little Totoros for each member of her family.
Lynn was the best mother a child could hope for and the best wife a man could ever have.
Lynn is survived by her parents Hsiung and Mei-Hua Huang, her brothers Hunter Huang and Dean Huang, her husband Gilbert Bower and their children Abigail Ahn Bower and Gabriel Leon Bower.
Services will be held at a later date at the Medina United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, Lynn’s family asks that you simply be kind to your own family, friends and everyone you meet in life in memory of Lynn.