Gwendolyn “Gwen” Greer Powell

April 4, 1955 - January 20, 2011
Gwendolyn “Gwen” Greer Powell


Gwendolyn “Gwen” Greer Powell, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, left this earth on January 20, 2011, two months after being diagnosed with cancer. She was one of a kind and will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

Gwen was married for 25 years to the love of her life, Richard “Rick” Powell. She loved her family and friends, working in her yard, arts & crafts, her dogs, and the special relationships she had with her co-workers at Topsail Animal Hospital in Hampstead, NC.

She was born on April 4, 1955, in Philadelphia, PA, and was the daughter of the late Arden and Margaret Greer. She is survived by her loving husband, Rick Powell; two sons, Jason Anzur of Anderson, SC, and Ryan Anzur and wife, Summer, of Belton, SC; one granddaughter, Addelyn Rain of Anderson, SC; two sisters, Louise Smith and husband, Mike, of Middlesex, NC, and Susan Wertley of Ashburn, VA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Loyd Greer of Phoenix, AZ.

There will be a visitation 6 – 8 PM, Monday, January 24, 2011, at Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 South 41st Street Wilmington, NC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC, 28401, or American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123-1718.

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  • January 24, 2011
    Karen Twedell says:
    Rick, I know Gwen was the love of your life and I never met anyone who showed this love in everything you said about her! She was a caring and talented person. I am so sorry for your loss and hole this created in your heart. Trust in your faith and know that time will help you in the healing process. Remember it is a process so . . . take care of yourself and the boys. Love your friend, Karen

  • January 24, 2011
    Becky & Kenneth Garvey says:
    Rick; We were so sorry to hear when Gwen got sick, & was praying she would be their odds, & stay here with us longer, We really hate to see her gone from here, She (Gwen) was a very good person, great neighbor, a good friend to all. She was one super Sweet, Giving,& Nutty Lady. We are sorry she has left all who care for her, But she will always be around in everyone's heart that cared for her. We are here anytime you need us We are truly sorry for your loss Rick & her family. Sincerely; Becky & Kenneth Garvey

  • January 26, 2011
    margaret macLaren says:
    Sue, I was saddened to learn of your sister's death.My sympathy goes out to you and the rest of the family.Love Maggie.xoxo

  • January 22, 2011
    Mandy Smith says:
    Such a wonderful woman, you will be missed more than words can express. I love you so much Aunt Gwen!

  • January 23, 2011
    Pat says:
    Rick my heart goes out to you and your family…I wish there was some way I could ease your pain but just know you all are in my heart and prayers. Have peace knowing she has a new body and is rejoicing in heaven with our heavenly father.