Sheila M. Fowler-Smalley
April 9, 1920 ~ February 8, 2008
Sheila was born April 9, 1920, and left us on February 8, 2008. Her parents were Harold Trenchard and Hazel Alice Morison. She had waited 45 years to join her beloved son, Clifford John Fowler, in Heaven.
Sheila is survived by her loving cat named Hound Dog; her husband, Embert N. Smalley; sons and daughters, Richard and Jan Fowler, Steven and Marilyn Fowler of Bakersfield, David and Karen Fowler of Victor, Montana, Dianne Fowler of Austin, Texas, Terri Rocha of Bakersfield, Robin Brassfield-Cooper and her husband, Bob Cooper of Bakersfield, Eddie Smalley of Alaska, and Steve Smalley and Jakie of Bakersfield, Cherrie Sabin Arthur and husband, Bob Arthur of Bakersfield, Pammela Smalley of Oregon; grandchildren, Gary and Kelly Fowler, Johnny and Lisa Fowler, Donald and Rachel Fowler, Ed and Lisa Klinger, Marc and Asta Fowler, Danny and Nikki Fowler, Roy and Mary Harris, and Rebecca and Chris Hardy, Richard and Melissa Felix, Chris Felix, Patrick Felix, Nick Felix, Aaron Felix, Tammie and Dereke Gerecke, Matt and Melanie Brassfield, Sabrina, Rebecca, and Aaron Smalley, Kevin and Kelly Pifer, Kimberly Redman, Shannon and Efrin Robles, Krista and Travis Carter, Reggie and Rose Cronon, and Jerry Cronon; great-grandchildren, Danny, Katelyn, Matt, Daniel, C.J., Bailee, Shaley, Justin, Allysa, Bren, Ryan, Trey, Milia, Kayden, Andrea, Andi, Trinity, Phoenix, Cole, Nikki, Ilisisa, Gracie, Cody, Shelby, Randi, Cooper, Chance, Mason, Miller, Brett, Bubba, Scotty, Kaitlyn, Jessica, Christopher, Corinne, Buttercup, Kyllian, Kason, Hannah, Daniel, and Levi.
Sheila will be very well missed by all that knew and loved her. She loved having big family and friend gatherings and taking thousands of pictures. As a child and young woman, kayaking, swimming, bowling, coaching girls baseball team and going to all her kids' and grandkids' sports. She enjoyed putting together her family tree. She lived in Oregon for 30 years and came back to Bakersfield three years ago to be with family and friends. She was the best mom, wife, and grandma. Sheila was known as the neighborhood mother to all the kids back in the '50s and '60s on Kentucky St.