On August 2, 1941, seventy-one years ago today, Julia Earl “Sissy” (Sebok) Sowers (1941-1973), my maternal Grand Aunt, was born in San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., California, USA.
Sissy was the daughter of Albert Sebok (1903-1968) and Irene Vera Balla (1913-2006), my maternal great grandparents. In 1961, she married Loren Dale Sowers (1939-1998) in Texas, with whom she had two daughters, Pamela and Debra. In 1973, at the young age of thirty-one, Sissy passed away from breast cancer in Texas. She was buried next to her father in Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountz, Hardin Co., Texas.
Sissy was full of life and loved to laugh. Her illness and passing hit her family hard, particularly my Mother who was very close to her.