Gwendolyn Toni McGowan

May 9, 1957January 14, 2019

Gwendolyn Toni McGowan was born on May 9, 1957 and passed away on January 14, 2019.


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Darlene Parker

January 24, 2019

My sweet friend, my neighbor for 10 years, my healer. I so embrace the time that we shared. A special person who made an effort to make a difference for others. Toni didn’t like the limelight but her inner light was so very brillant, it exposed her true goodness. She was the inspiration for our Avenue of Heroes and she inspired so much more. Thank you for being a better friend to me than I was to you. I miss you Toni but I am content to know that you are without worry or pain as you live in God’s grace.
We will laugh together again someday my girl.
Love, Darlene

Cindi Mansfield

January 23, 2019

Toni was one of the most beautiful souls I was blessed to know in this lifetime! I, as many others, sat with her, as she created, completed, and published her book. I quietly, celebrated her success. So many wonderful other memories to share! Those touched by Toni’s beautiful Light. As well as her presence. Will feel the empty space. Of her love and Light. To continue in life. Without the love you have known. Is painful. Sorrowful. The comfort is found in the joyful memories....that are yours forever. You will always “see” and feel. Toni.

My very deepest sympathies to you Steven, Brittney, Miles, her precious granddaughter...Debby, Boomer, Candy. And those who had the blessing and joy of enjoying and loving Toni in this lifetime.

I celebrate Toni. Her life lived with a passion for life, creativity and love!!! Her faith!!! With my deepest compassion. Cindi

Cheryl Lynn Sherman

January 22, 2019

I have so many wonderful memories of Toni it's hard to pick the one to share!

The first time I hung out with her, she and I rode our bikes along the beautiful beach on Coronado and she told me about the different histories of the mansions there. She had so many detailed stories of the people, the scandals and lives that had been lived in those magnificent buildings.

Toni and I wrote our first novels together, sharing insights, our goals, and our struggles. We kept each other going. We also shared our art concepts for our books, brainstorming different front covers. Here is one of her early concepts for the cover for her book, Magnificats. She had a heroes heart and her story plot and book art reflected that beautifully! She was an amazing artist and story teller! I so wish she could have written more novels in her Magnificat series, she wanted too.

Toni was a caring friend also, making each of feel as if WE were her very best friend in the whole wide world! She knew how to love people and enjoy them. And she was brave, so very brave! What a gift she was to all who knew her! Thank you Toni for including all of us in your wondrous world ~ love you!

Marshs Gilliland

January 21, 2019

I send my condolences, sympathy, & love to Steven, Miles, Britta, Ella, Dory, Deb, Candee, Boomer, extended family members, friends & loved ones! She loved each of you with all of her being!

I met Toni in high school. We remained close friends over the years. We have a lot in common. We are the same birth order - 3rd born of 4 children. We both have 2 older sisters & a younger brother - peacemaker role. We both have a son & a daughter. We both became a grandmother at about the same time.

Toni was very spiritual. She lived from her own moral conviction. She was a great friend to many; both giving & receiving. She loved her family very much; husband, son, daughter, granddaughter as well as her birth family.

I loved Toni as a friend & as a sister. I will miss her so very much as will all whom she loved & loved her. I am grateful to have been a part of Toni's journey on earth. As my daughter says "Toni is in haeven painting sunrises & sunsets with Jesus". 💕❤💕

Susan Ogren

January 21, 2019

The beautiful memories we had together we were like sisters. Toni was really creative, loveable, happy and always a good friend we laughed so much together through thick and thin and there was alot of that and we even cried together but we had the best of times. Toni you will always be in my heart and in my soul I'm really going to miss you 💖 R.I.P.
My condolences go to the family and friends that are in Coronado and through out 💖💖💖

Kirk Mallory

January 19, 2019

My wife gave me a surprise Birthday Party March of 2016 with family and friends, Toni came to my 60 th Birthday party in Palm Springs, Ca . Las Casula's Restaurant.. we have been friends since elementary school.. prayers to the family .. I will miss you my friend .. you Blessed our lives 😢😢❤️
Kirk and Mary Mallory

Ralene Kloos (Jones)

January 19, 2019

The memories I have of Toni are so special to me, my heart breaks that she is no longer with us. I am most greatful for the past 10 years that her and I have become close again. She often would come to the desert and stay the night with us and her and I never slept, just laughing and reminiscing about our crazy teenage years! I never did get to meet miles and Brit, but have met Steven many times and I can't imagine your sorrow, but I sure know how much she loved you!! Your at peace now Toni and no more fear. I will always love you and will see you again ❤

Jan Bustos

January 19, 2019

My heart is very sad over the passing of one of my most faithful friends. Toni had the most gentle, kind, & compassionate spirit I have ever known. Her love & compassion for others was her passion & her actions made this apparent to her friends, & for the heroes of Coronado, whom she served to make known in her
involvement in honoring them. Through both joys & sorrows, we remained friends always with unconditional love & acceptance of each other. I will greatly miss, Toni, but cherish all the past memories of her in pursuing our relationship with the Lord together in Sedona. This is not goodbye, but until we meet again, in our heavenly eternity. ❤️Love & miss you, sweet, Toni.

chris parr

January 19, 2019

There are so many but I will always remember all the good times you Me,Lynne,Patti and Nancy.We had a few.You will always be in my heart as so will Lynne and Patti.Me and Nancy are left.Love you always Toni.

Linda Hart

January 19, 2019

Sorry for your loss of such a beautiful soul. We will all meet again in Gods perfect timing.