Bowles, Lila Mae(91)
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Passed away Friday, March 21 at the Desert Samaritan Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. Born April 14, 1911 in Duke, Oklahoma, was the third daughter of Charles Simeon Sewell. She is survived by her daughter Nineva Salley in Mesa, AZ and son Jim Bowles in Cave Creek, AZ and three grandchildren. Lila grew up in Oklahoma and Alabama. She lived in Van Nuys, California, ten years as office clerk at Precision Milling Company. She was a Sunday school teacher and active in the Southern Baptist Church and First Baptist Church for a good fifty five years. She moved to Mesa, AZ in 1996, where she lived with her daughter Nineva Salley and her son-in-law and attended the Living Word Bible Church in Mesa. The Funeral Service will be held at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park-Hollywood Hills, next to her beloved husband James Al Bowles at the Murmuring Trees Lot in Los Angeles, California. Lila was always bubbly and kind hearted and everyone could see Jesus Christ in her face and in her everyday life she lived her Christianity.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Mar. 27, 2003