Mrs. Patricia G. Bowers (Pat), age 76, passed away peacefully May 20, 2019, surrounded by her family at home, after a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer.
Pat was born on November 10, 1942 in Long Beach, California, to William and Wilma Harper. She was the loving wife of Monte L. Bowers for just shy of 57 years. They lived in Long Beach, CA for many years before moving to Rancho Penasquitos. They loved vacationing in Maui, walking the beaches in La Jolla, and visiting their family in New England to see "the trees change colors". They attended Emmanual Faith Community Church for many years together. Pat loved the LORD with her whole heart, and taught her children and grandchildren the importance of a strong faith.
Pat was the dear sister of Suanne Swan, of Long Beach, CA and the faithful and inseparable friend of Kenneth Kungle (Uncle Kenny) for over 55 years.
She was the much loved and "utterly awe inspiring, example of unconditional love with a healthy dose of reality", mother of her two daughters and mother in law to their husbands, Bashawn Thorell and her husband Christian and Sondra Newton and her husband Michael.
Pat will be greatly missed by her grandchildren who loved her deeply, Nathan Barish, Sean Newton, Emma, Hannah and Noah Thorell.
Pat was generous and loving to her friends and family, and once she thought of you as either one, she spoiled you beautifully. She loved to shop and buy gifts for those around her. She loved her "critters", feeding any stray animal that wondered into her yard, with a special fondness for cats and hummingbirds.
She was an extremely dedicated, loyal employee who worked full time for the United States Post Office at Carmel Mountain for over 20 years "driving a mule and sorting mail during the night shift", and continued to work up until 6 weeks prior to her passing. She loved her job and the people with whom she worked. Her first career was in dentistry for over 35 years.
Pat was an unbelievably strong, stubborn, and resilient woman who although had many struggles, adversities and challenges throughout life, she continued to strive and stay positive, loving life to its fullest.
Memorial will be held at Emmanual Faith Community Church in July 2019, date to be determined.