BOWDOINHAM – Vala T. Kotow, 51, of Bowdoinham died on Friday January 8, 2016 at her home. She was born on January 11, 1964 in Gardiner, Maine, the daughter of Nicholas and Vera Kotow, sister of Eva Pickett, brothers Russell and Nicholas Jr. Kotow, an aunt to Alex Jr. and Steven Griatzky, Toby Cross, and Jonathan and Katie Kotow.
After graduation from Mt. Ararat High School she attended the University of Maine at Orono and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with High Distinction in 1988. She worked at Bath Iron Works doing drafting and electrical design.
She will be remembered for her spunky character, her unique talent in art and pottery, and her love of all animals.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Tina, Lisa, the Ackers, and the Lesiaks.
A funeral service will be held at St. Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Church in Richmond on Saturday January 16, 2016 at 11am with Fr. Chad Williams officiating. A private burial will take place in the spring.