Shirley Mae Nordstrom Bowman

Shirley Mae Nordstrom Bowman, 86, died in her sleep on Jan. 9, 2021.

Shirley, the daughter of Ralph and Henny Nordstrom, was born July 30, 1934. Shirley has two sisters, Joan and Karen.

Shirley was a wonderful mom, grandmother and friend, She was an avid gardener and loved to write, do needlework and read. She also loved to spend time with her family and friends as well as take long walks and play the piano. Shirley was instrumental in creating the first library at Calimesa Elementary School where her girls attended. She worked for many years in the Yucaipa school district. After retiring from the school district, Shirley worked at the Frugal Frigate bookstore in Redlands where her favorite things were helping people find the “perfect” book and reading stories to children.

She was married to Larry Bowman, and they have three daughters, Debbie, Nettie and Laura. Shirley has six grandchildren, John, Jacob, Jennifer, Zeb, Aimee and Alyssa. She also has 10 great-grandchildren.