July 10, 2011 — Denton, Texas
Karissa Beth Ann Bowers was born Feb. 13, 1984, in Portland, Oregon to Pat and Katherine Bowers. In December 2005, the family moved to Texas, settling at Providence Village near Aubrey. Karissa worked in retail in Denton, where she met her future husband, Charles "Chuck" Saling of Denton. They were married June 6, 2008.
Following a lengthy illness, she passed away peacefully July 10, 2011, in her home surrounded by her family.A celebration of the life of Karissa Bowers Saling will be held Thursday, July 14, 2011 at Providence Community Center, 9400 Waterman Dr., in Providence Village.Family members will receive visitors at the center from 2-5 pm.
She is survived by her parents, Pat and Katherine Bowers of Providence Village; husband, Chuck Saling of Denton; daughter Riley Jade Bowers, 6, of Providence Village; brother Christopher Bowers of Austin; and maternal grandparents Emmet and Bobbie McCrary of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Her family has followed her wishes and donated her remains to Southwest Medical Center. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to a trust fund in memory of her daughter, Riley Jade, or to Southwest Medical Center.