Mila
Mila' Bozena (Prochazkova) Bobek 1948-2008 Mila Bozena Bobek died at 1:10 A.M. Sunday, September 28, 2008, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, at her home in Torrance, California, where she had resided with her husband, Josef Bobek, for the past 26 years. At the time of her death, Mila was being cared for by her family, with the assistance of Reza Moreno. Mila was 60 years at the time of her death. Miloslava Bozena Prochazkova was born on March 9, 1948 at a hospital in Cesky Brod, Czech Republic, near the family home. She was the first of two children, (both daughters), born to Marie (Knizkova) Prochazkova and Ladislav Prochazkova. Mila was raised on the family farm that has been in the Prochazka family since the 12th Century. She met her future husband, 'Josef' Zdenek Bobek in 1966 when he came into the area to ride and train horses. Mila & Josef were married on September 3, 1966, and had two children, Mila and Josef. On April 24, 1978, Mila, Josef and their two young children, Mila, 11, and Joe, 3, left the Czech Republic and crossed the Iron Curtain into Germany and eventually emigrated to the United States. The family settled in the South Bay Area of Los Angeles in 1982. Mila worked as a dietitian at the San Pedro Peninsula Hospital. For a number of years, Mila & Josef owned and operated a restaurant in Redondo Beach. In 1985 Mila started to work for the Computer Sciences Corporation, (CSC), in El Segundo, California, as the Executive Chef, and remained there for 14 years. Mila was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease more than six years ago. Her family decided to care for her in the family home so that she would be in familiar surroundings. Mila liked to cook, garden, crochet, knit and travel, but foremost, she enjoyed being with her family. She liked to take walks on the beach with her husband. But most of all Mila especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Mila is survived by her husband, 'Josef' Zdenek Bobek,; daughter, Mila (Bobek) Thomas and her husband, 'Robert' Christopher Thomas, Jr., son, Joe Bobek and his wife, Anne Elizabeth (Karr) Bobek; grandchildren 'John' Wesley Thomas, 'Emily' Ruth Thomas, Barrett Josef Bobek; Michael Antony Ortega, Robert Christopher Thomas III, 'Rebekah' Ann (Thomas) Hayes and her husband Eric Hayes; great granddaughter, Madeline Ann "Maddie" Hayes; sister, Dr. Ladislava (Prochazkova) Michalkova, MD, and her husband Jaroslav Michalek;Zdenek Bobek;brother-in-law; and nephews, Tomas Michalek, Zdenek Bobek and Pavel Bobek. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Rice Mortuary Chapel, 5310 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503, Phone: 310-792-7599, on Saturday, October 11, 2008, at 2:00 PM. Interment will be privately held at the Green Hills Memorial Park, 27501 South Western Avenue, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, Phone: 310-831-0311.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as they remember their beloved Mila. Peace be with you and may God keep you in His loving embrace.

  2. We are sending all our love and prayers to the family at this time of great loss. Your mom was such a sweet, gentle, lovely and giving woman. We were blessed to have known her. You will be in our prayers on Saturday … and you are in our hearts.

  3. Dear Mila and Robert, Our hearts go out to you and your family and children, during this time of tremendous loss and sadness. But, try to appreciate that now your beautiful mother has been released from the mortal constraints that were binding her so unfortunately. She’s gone on to something beautiful and wonderful. Love to you, Mary and Dirk

  4. Mila…our sincere condolences and deepest sympathies on your Mom’s passing. May you find peace as you remember the moments and memories you shared with your Mom during her lifetime. God bless you and your family.

  5. My sincere condolences to you and your family during this time. What a beautiful tribute you have done for you mother. With much Love, Gayle

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