September 27, 1946 ~ February 16, 2014
Marcella "Chunky" Bowen, 67, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2014, at Little Company of Mary Hospital, in Torrance, California. She was surrounded by her loved ones.
Marcella was born September 27, 1946, in Monrovia, California, to Marcello Sanchez and Tomasa (Miranda) Sanchez.
She is survived by her son, Douglas Bowe, daughter, Tomasa Richmond, son-in-law, James Richmond, grandson, Michael Anthony Bowen, grand-daughter, Palani Marcella Richmond, along with countless other friends and family whom were blessed to know her.
Marcella was a loving mother to Tomasa and Douglas. She never missed any of Doug's sports events. She was his biggest cheerleader whether he was playing or coaching. She wasn't a conventional mother. She was the one taking both her kids to their first NFL football games. When Tomasa had Michael, she looked to her mother to teach her how to be a mom.
Marcella's interests were very diverse. She belonged to the Brotherhood of Street Racers and spent years volunteering her time at the racetrack on Terminal Island. It was a normal event to see her racing her Cadillac down the quarter mile for bracket races. Marcella also belonged to a Scottish Terrier Group. She loved her Scottie's, Sydney, Agnes, and Shawna. Showing Agnes at dog shows brought her great happiness.
Marcella's biggest joy came from being the best grandma ever. Her and Michael were always together. Whether going out to dinner, sneaking snacks into the movies, or just cooking their favorite dish, salmon in wine sauce, she just loved spending time with her grandson. She spent many weekends cheering him on at the BMX track and on the football field. When Palani was born, she was so excited to have a grand-daughter. Spoiling her grand-children was her favorite thing to do and she was an expert at it.
Although she will be missed greatly, she now rests in piece in a new body free of the horrible disease of diabetes.
Take comfort in knowing that this is not where it ends....we will see her again.
So you have pain now; but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. John 16.22
We will be celebrating Marcella's life on:
March 15, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Rice Mortuary, 5310 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA, 90503
A reception will follow from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the same location.