October 19, 1914 ~ February 28, 2007
Marguerite Katherine Bowman
Marguerite Bowman was born on October 19th 1914 in Tulia, Texas. Her mother passed away when she was very young and she left Texas to live with her maternal grandmother Katherine Overly in California.
Her father, George Rousser and her older brother Frederick remained in Texas. Her father had one more son and three additional daughters, one of whom (Ramona) is alive and well living in Plainview, Texas. Her father lived to be 99 years old.
Marguerite and her grandmother lived in several places in Southern California before moving to Redondo Beach. Marguerite was a 1932 graduate of Redondo Union High.
Upon graduating from Business College, she was employed by the Postal Telegraph Cable Company. She was married to Thomas Bowman in 1938. Tommy passed away in May of 2006.
Marguerite was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker her entire life. However, she did insist on "her day" always on Wednesday, when she would go to Elizabeth Arden's for a full beauty treatment. First from Ms. Newton and later from her friend Estela. Following her beauty treatment she liked to go to one of her favorite restaurants, the Brown Derby or the Cock and Bull in the old days. More recently, Trader Vic's, Valentino's or The Grill. Going out to dinner was one of Marguerite's favorite things to do. Many times on Saturdays the family would go to the old Senor Pico's, then Hy's after Senor Pico's closed in Century City. She and the family also liked to go to Scandia and Martoni's after the Hollywood Bowl.
Marguerite passed away peacefully in the intensive care unit of Cedar's Sinai Hospital on Wednesday, the 28th day of February. Her son Bill and devoted caregiver, Lecia Lewis were present at the time of her death.
Marguerite is survived by her sister Ramona Mallow of Plainview, Texas and her two sons, John from Westchester, Bill from Redondo Beach and her little dog "Sweetie", also of Redondo Beach.
Services will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel on Tuesday, March 27th, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. A reception will follow in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room until 1:30 P.M. A graveside service will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes at 2:00 P.M.
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