Marie Stowers died on Saturday, March 31, at the age of 95 at her residence under the loving care of the employees at Seaview Senior Living Community in Brookings.
Marie was born in Crescent City on April 29, 1922, to Greek immigrants Aris and Harriet Manosar.
She graduated from Del Norte High School in 1940, and in 1942 at the age of 20 left Crescent City to attend California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. Her artistic talents were expressed in numerous still life paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel and in drawings in pencil, charcoal and ink.
Upon returning to Del Norte County Marie met the love of her life, Clyde Hamilton Stowers Jr.; they were married on Sept. 14, 1947. Together they raised six girls.
Marie worked half-time for both the Del Norte County Assessor’s Office and the Engineering Department, finally settling on working full-time for the Assessor’s Office all while raising a family.
Marie continued her lifelong love of art and was involved in numerous fine arts classes and art clubs. She was also an accomplished pianist and loved to wake her children on Saturday mornings with her favorite classical pieces. Having never obtained a driver’s license, Marie loved her weekly Sunday drives throughout the county, a practice continued up until her death. Marie and Clyde loved taking their girls out during blackberry season to pick wild blackberries from which scrumptious pies and jams were made.
In 1970, Marie and Clyde moved to Millbrae, where she discovered a love for bowling, becoming a member of the 300 Club. In the Bay Area she replaced Sunday drives in the country with trips to the malls where she could get a sweet treat and coffee.
In 1995 Marie and Clyde moved back to Crescent City, where she continued to bowl until the age of 87. You could find Marie walking daily to Ray’s Grocery Store to meet friends for coffee and a donut.
Marie is preceded in death by her mother, Harriet (Vangelatos) Manosar; father, Aris Manosar, and sister Voula Campbell. She is survived by brother Lester Manosar; brother-in-law, George Campbell II (Voula); cousin, Andy Vangelatos; her daughters, Dorene (Dee) Morgan (Earl), Beverly Netherton (Alan), Athena Csutoras (Jimmy), Cheri Ouellette (Ed), Sheila Holland and Doris Tickel (Ed); grandchildren, Doug Morgan, Erica Netherton, Cindy Shelton, Ruben Matthews, Markashuwa, Kelli Gana, Scott Holland, Lauren Tickel and Travis Tickel; great-grandchildren, Skylar Morgan, Coleman Morgan, Cheyanne House, Forest Jackson, Kikyah Jackson, Bryan Gana, Kaiya Gana and Theo Tickel; great-great-grandson, Jackson House; nieces and nephews, George Campbell III, Aris Andrew Campbell, Susan Campbell Calzaretta, Ann Campbell and Michelle Hogue.
— Submitted by family