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Information for Dorothy Lois Hay Dowen

12 January, 1914 - 6 May, 1997

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

8 May, 1997

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Dorothy Dowen

    Dorothy Lois Dowen, 83, of Caldwell, died Tuesday, May 6, 1997, at a Caldwell care center of natural causes.  Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 9, 1997, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Rev. Al Nelson will officiate under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.
    Mrs. Dowen was born Jan. 12, 1914, at Allen, Neb., a daughter of Andrew and Molly Hay.  As a young girl, she moved with her parents to Grass Range, Mont., where the family farmed for several years.  After graduating from high school in 1932, she met William J. "Jack" Dowen.  They were married Nov. 27, 1935, at Lewistown, Mont., and they had four children together, all boys.  The family lived in Lewistown until 1953 when they moved to Boise.  After two years in Boise, they came to Caldwell where Mr. Dowen worked for Burns Chevrolet and she was employed by Idaho Dept. Store and McMahon Furniture.
    Dorothy is survived by her husband of 61 years, Jack; 4 sons, Jerry, Larry and his wife, Sharon, Mike, and Bob and his wife, Ginger, all of Caldwell; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
    Dorothy was a living wife, mother and grandmother.  She spent her life caring for all her loved ones and she was now gone to be with our Lord.  Now she shall be taken care of .  We love you grandma and we will miss you.

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