Patricia L. McGowan

Patricia L. McGowan, age 79, of Meridian, passed away Sunday evening, Dec. 22, 2013, in the Goodall-Witcher Hospital in Clifton after a brief illness. The family will have a memorial service at a date and time to be announced. Patricia was born Dec. 18, 1934, in Ishpeming MI, a daughter of William and Elizabeth Sanders O’Connell. She graduated from Ishpeming High School and enlisted in the U. S. Navy and served for nearly three years. Following her time in the service, she spent most of her life in San Francisco, California working for Bell Telephone and raising her children. She was a member of the Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Elizabeth; brothers, William, Jr. and Joseph; sister, Gloria, and a daughter, Catherine Hinds. Patricia is survived by a son, Patrick McGowan, of Albertville AL; grandchildren, Tabitha Trach of Whitney, Sabrina Trach of Meridian, Billy Trach, Jr. of Clifton and Christopher Trach of Meridian; great-grandchildren, Dyna Potter, Stephen Potter, Maddison Trach, Jaylyn Roberts and Jase Roberts; sister, Mary Wagner and her husband, Paul, of Laguna Park; brother, Edgar O’Connell of Myrtle Point, Oregon; number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Condolences may be sent to the family at lawsonfuneralhome.net. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home of Meridian.
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