Mary Beth Moran Bowers, 64, died peacefully on Jan. 9, 2020 at The Carpenter House Hospice Center in River Ridge.
Mary Beth is survived by her sister, Jeanne Moran, nieces, Kelsey and Amanda, and nephew Justin; her sister, Michelle Ricaud and nephews, Carey and Joseph; her sister, Eileen Zeringue, niece, Donna, and nephew Claude; her brother, Michael Moran, his wife, Sue, niece, Alex, and nephew, Christopher; her niece, Shannon Shalmoni and her husband Dean; her step-daughter, Lori Bowers Rose, her husband, Rip and their daughters, Katie and Emily who lovingly referred to Mary Beth as Mimi; her dear friend, Daryl Jones; her aunt, Jeanne Gagliano and the Gagliano family; and her beloved cat, Muffin.
Mary Beth was born on March 16, 1955 in New Orleans to Marion and Alfred J. Moran. She grew up in River Ridge, La., and graduated from Dominican High School. She married Luke Bowers in 1993 at Destrehan Plantation and then both resided in Destrehan.
Mary Beth worked many years at UPS until retiring. Mary Beth, an avid New Orleans Saints fan, was very accomplished at arts and crafts and had a true passion for all beautiful things. When she wasn’t focused on a big Saints game (and every game was big to her) she loved scrapbooking, making wreaths, holiday baskets, ceramics, etc.
She was so passionate about her crafts and loved making one of kind cards for her family and friends. She was the most thoughtful, caring, and giving person. She was also a very dedicated cat mom to Muffin, Ringo, and many other kitties over the years. Cats in her neighborhood loved coming to visit Mary Beth and then never wanted to leave because she loved on them so much. She just loved feeding the hummingbirds in her backyard too.
She loved all of God’s animals and made it a priority to make frequent donations to Spay-Mart, a nonprofit animal welfare organization, and the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. She always extended a helping hand and was a strong presence in many lives. She was truly a beautiful person inside and out whose generosity was heartfelt and will be remembered always.
She was so loved and will be missed more than words could ever say. “Precious jewel, you glowed, you shone, reflecting on all good things in the world.” – Maya Angelou. The funeral was held Jan. 18 at Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001.
Condolences can be sent to www.gardenofmemoriesmetairie.com.