Donnarae Evelyn Sowell
February 23, 1938 - October 1, 2017
Our beloved mother, Donnarae Evelyn Sowell, went to be with The Lord on October 1, 2017. She was born on February 23, 1938 in Glendale, California. She married Isaac M. Sowell on May 11, 1957 in Ventura, California. Isaac preceded her in death in October of 1998.
Although Donnarae only completed the ninth grade, she returned to school as an adult and earned several degrees and four life-time teaching credentials with an emphasis in Special Education. Her love of teaching and helping others included teaching Literacy in the County jail, West Hills Community College and she tutored countless adults and children (free of charge), even as recent as this year (2017).
As a Born Again Christian and a Believer that Jesus is her Savior, she became a life-long student of His Word and she always shared what she learned and believed. Donnarae had a keen wit and was known for her sense of humor. She was kind, loving, compassionate, and always had an encouraging word.
Donnarae has four children: Cynthia Ann Dias (Troy Nunnelee), Kerri Lee Sowell, Isaac Milton Sowell Jr. (Rita), and Carol Lynn Moreno (Junior) all of Lemoore. Donnarae had ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and numerous others she accepted and loved as her own. Donnarae also has two sisters Barbara J. Smith of Fresno, and Jay'ne McCain of Eureka, California.
A graveside service will be held for Donnarae on Thursday at 10:00 AM at Lemoore Cemetery. A memorial service will follow Thursday morning at 11:00 AM at South Valley Community Church. Arrangements are by Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel,