Barbara
ROWE, BARBARA KEELER Barbara Rowe, a 56-year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away peacefully at home¸ surrounded by her loving family and friends on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 in Redondo Beach. She was born in Des Moines, IA, May 24, 1940. Barbara worked as a medical transcriptionist for over 40 years for South Bay Hospital, Little Company of Mary Hospital and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. She spent many years volunteering for the local youth baseball league as president and chief scorekeeper. She enjoyed playing Guitar Hero with her grandchildren and attending their sporting events, music performances, and school activities. Some of her other interests included oil painting, playing the piano and cello, bowling, dancing, and traveling. She will also be remembered for her generous loving heart and willingness to help others. She is survived by her daughter, Laura Bradley of Redondo Beach, CA; son, Chris Rowe of Lawndale, CA; son, Bryan Rowe of Redondo Beach, CA; sister Cathy Reese; brother, Steven Keeler; sister, Susan Mammen; grandchildren Paul, Deborah, Samantha, Taylor, and Bryan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Rowe; father, Duane Keeler; mother, Mary Keeler; and sister, Nancy Marsh. Services will be held at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 21100 Victor Street, Torrance, on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception immediately following services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to RUHS Band and Dance Guard Boosters 2110 B Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278 or Sunset Youth Baseball 740 Julia Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

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  1. Dear Laura and family, I was an ardant admirer of your mother’s and I loved her gentle soul. She was always so kind to me and my family. I wish you all peace. Love, Nancy

  2. We knew Barbara during our years at Mira Costa. She was a warm, friendly person. Although we lost touch over the years, we never forgot her. Sending prayers and condolences to the Rowe family. God Bless.

  3. I am so sorry for the family and friends that Barb is no longer with us. She is truly in a better place but she will definitely be sorely missed.

  4. Dear Laura, Chris and Bryan and your young people, Our thoughts and prayers have and will continue to be with you. To lose both parents so close together is a real loss and a huge adjustment. But remember, they are together once again. You are now the “senior Leadership” in and for your families. You ALL must be strong for one another, now and as you begin a new chapter in your lives. The only way you can do that effectively is with God at your side. Our prayer is that you will discover a new love for Him and a desire to follow Him closely. We extend all our love to all of you. Jeanne and Wayne

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