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Lee Roy Cowan, a 62 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Born in Shawnee, OK, Lee was 84 when he died. Lee had served in the Navy during World War II. Lee is survived by daughters, Mary Lee Crawford, (Edward), Barbara Cowan, Brenda Cowan, son, Michael Cowan (Rosemary), granddaughter Sarah Crawford, sister, Maxine Knox and brother Ronald Cowan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Cowan of 52 years, and parents, Minnie and Walker Cowan. A gathering of family and friends will be held at McCormick Mortuary in Inglewood on Wednesday May 2 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at St. Catherine Laboure Church in Torrance on Thursday May 3 at 11:00 am, with committal to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, reception to follow.

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  1. To the Family, Lee and I have been friends for many years working at the Refinery as well as in our retireement years going on trips, morning breakfasts and Retiree luncheons. My wife Esther and I will miss Lee as we have missed Mary. God bless you in your times of sorrow. Jerry & Esther White

  2. Brother Lee, you really did fight the good fight. You battled that darned old cancer a long time and as far as I’m concerned you are a winner. I’ll never pass a refigerator without thinking of you and the one you thought I’d ‘borrowed’ from your office. We’ve enjoyed that story for a lot of years and it was great. You organized our luncheons and tried to keep us all together and friends. I know you missed Mary, but now you can be with her. We will miss you and your kindness. Rest in Peace old friend. You certainly earned it.

  3. Lee & I hired in the refinery the same day on March 2, 1953, he went in the operations & I went into the maintence divison. Got to know Lee much better during our time at the Tuesday Retiree Breakfast. Always enjoyed seeing Lee, we had many really good discusions. Lee was a good friend & we will miss him very much.

  4. Lee & I hired in the refinery the same day on March 2, 1953, he went in the operations & I went into the maintence divison. Got to know Lee much better during our time at the Tuesday Retiree Breakfast. Always enjoyed seeing Lee, we had many really good discusions. Lee was a good friend & we will miss him very much.

  5. Please accept our condolences to the family. Clifford and I thought the world of Lee. He will be missed! Love and prayers Paula Woodford Dent (ESHS & CHEVRON)

  6. You just can’t grow up next to your neighbors for 18 years & not include them as “Family”. Mr.& Mrs. Cowan will always be a part of my fondest memories growing up… <3

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