After a long and a courageous battle with cancer, the beautiful soul we knew as Rebecca Nowlin Cape was welcomed into the arms of her Lord and Savior Feb. 2, 2004. Rebecca was a most beloved wife, mom, daughter, sister and friend. She was an accomplished business woman and volunteer; lover of books and of the spoken word; and a good faithful servant.

Mrs. Cape was born Nov. 14, 1954 to the late Jesse Nowlin and Sarah Denton Nowlin. She married the love of her life, Lonnie Cape, March 25, 1982. From their marriage was born the blessings of two daughters, Jessica Ryan and Michael Ann. She was a graduate of Richardson High School and the University of North Texas. She was recently employed as the Executive Director of the Lubbock Area Coalition for Literacy.

Survivors include her husband, Lonnie Cape of Lubbock; four daughters, Jessica Ryan and Michael Ann both of Lubbock, Lenna Register and husband, Mark of Slocomb, Alabama, Amy Hayward and husband, David of Manitowoc, Wisconsin; her mother, Sarah Denton Nowlin of Bonham; two sisters Sarah Nowlin Douthitt and husband, Duke, and their daughter Claire of Edmond, Oklahoma and Amy Nowlin Fleming and husband, David, and their sons Thomas and Peter of Richardson, Texas; a grandson Matthew Register and granddaughters Abigail and Rachael Hayward. Also beloved aunts, Annette Denton and James and Joyce Denton of Bonham, Texas and Betty Langfeld of Lawrence, Kansas; many other family members close to her heart and countless friends.

Services for Rebecca will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. An additional service will be 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at the First United Methodist Church in Bonham, Texas. Interment will follow at the Willow Wild Cemetery under the direction of Wise Funeral Home. Local arrangements are under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home. The family suggest memorials be made to the Lubbock Area Coalition for Literacy or Vistacare Family Hospice . The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sanders Funeral Home.

(from the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal)