Thelma Loeva McGowan

September 2, 1936May 3, 2019

Preceded in death by her husband, Leo James McGowan.

Survived by her 3 children: Danny Miller, Dennis McGowan, and Denise Courtney. She is also survived by 4 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Granddaughters, expected this fall.

Born in Chickasha, OK on September 2, 1936. Loeva then moved to Kerman, CA where she would meet her beloved husband Leo James McGowan. Known as a devoted Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, she would settle in Fresno, CA where she passed on May 3, 2019. She will be laid to rest in Kerman, CA at Golden Sunset Memorial Park May 11, 2019.


  • Visitation Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 11, 2019


Thelma Loeva McGowan

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Connie Carpenter (Ogle)

May 11, 2019

My thoughts and prayers to Denise and family in the loss of your mom. I have many memories of family reunions with you all and your mom and dad visiting my parents. My mom loved your mom. Much love to you.

Adrienne Adesanwo

May 10, 2019

My loving life has so many sweet memories because of you. Spending summers with you and grandpa, you bringing us candy each and every time you visited, snuggling up together on the couch or in the rocking chair, taking me shopping, trips to blackbeards, teaching me how to make peach cobbler, Easter celebrations, BBQ’s, family reunions, homemade ice cream, great food, buying our favorite cereal so we had it when we were there, playing cards, looking through picture albums reminiscing each visit, you always telling me what a great job I’m doing and how proud you were, staying with you while you had your double knee replacement, visiting with my husband and telling you about your great grandchildren, sending you new technology so you could see us everyday, having you talk to my kids so they knew who you were, talking about the Bible and God and helping you go to church again...there’s so much more really. I’m really going to miss you. I love you.

Jimmy Mercer

May 9, 2019

My life has always been marked by family get togethers. Three times a year for fifty three years, besides other wonderful times together. So Loeva is part of who I am. People cannot always be kind and loving, yet that’s all I’ve seen and known from Loeva. I have really appreciated these past years being able to spend time with her and made sure to let her know it. My beautiful aunt I hear your voice and see your face. You left a great mark on those that knew and loved you, I surely know this.

Danny, Dennis, Denise and family
A life well lived

Dan and Karen Miller

May 9, 2019

Thank you for making me a part of your journey in life. I never got to tell you how sorry I am for the he'll I put you through,not many mom's would have put up with it. If it wasn't for you I would have never met my soul mate my wife. Because of you we had two beautiful kids that grew up to have our grandkids and your great grandkids,and for that we couldn't thank you enough. Now your with Dad and you can rest in peace.
We love you mom
Danny and Karen

Cozetta Mercer

May 8, 2019

My sweet sister, always loving and kind to everyone she met. In her earlier years she would do anything she could to help family. Always supporting of family. She often was babysitting for one of us while we worked. We enjoyed her cooking at all the family gatherings. She hosted many a Easter Celebrations and other gatherings with lots of fun for everyone. Kids played ball, road Go carts. We played cards and Croquet. We went camping as a family to Bass Lake for the 4th of July and went deer hunting (CAMPING :) ) in the fall. So many good memories, too many to mention.
She was loved by all and will be be missed by all.
Love and miss you sister!