Mildred “Aileen” Sowell

July 1938 – December 2013

Mildred “Aileen” Sowell, 75, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center after a short illness. Aileen was born in Chadwick, Missouri to Kelly and Rachel Hurd. She married as a young woman after moving to California. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

Aileen was preceded in death by her parents and her son William Lawrence (Larry) Neal Jr. She is survived by three children: Mark Neal of Turlock, Robert Neal of Oroville, CA, and Leslie Sowell of Longview, TX; three siblings: Anna Hibma of Colorado Springs, CO, Ellen Brockett of Oregon, and John Hurd of Turlock; and five grandchildren: Heather O’Shea, Kristopher Neal, Samuel Neal, Stephanie Wheeler and Anthony Narciso; and two great-grandchildren: Hailey Miller and Shane O’Shea. Her family and friends will miss her greatly.

Visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Thursday, Jan. 9th from 4 to 6 pm. Graveside Service will be at Denair Cemetery on Friday, Jan. 10th at 10:30 am. Memorial gifts are invited for the Missionary Baptist Church, 3516 N. Gratton Road, Denair, CA 95316. Please leave memories and condolences at

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