Community volunteer Cindy Fowler passed away earlier this week. She was 53.

Fowler, who had been battling cancer, went into hospice Tuesday.

Fowler sat on the boards of  several local nonprofits and founded Cowgirls & Cocktails, a fundraiser to help other breast-cancer patients.

Service are scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, March 5 at the Temple Emanneul, 51 Grape St. in Denver.  The family is asking for donations to Cowgirls & Cocktails in lieu of flowers. Send donations in care of Stockamn Bank 601 N. Nevada Ave., 80903.

Below are links to Business Journal stories about Fowler, who was named a Woman of Influence twice and won the Athena award in 2010.

Fowler a Woman of Influence, 2011

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Fowler honored with Athena award, 2010

Fowler a Woman of Influence, 2007