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Information for Kenneth E. Dowdy

25 June, 1924 - 11 July, 1987

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

July, 1987

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Kenneth Dowdy

    Graveside services for Kenneth E. Dowdy, 63, of Nampa, who died Saturday, July 11, at a Boise hospital, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Melba Cemetery, under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    The Rev. Lee M. Casebolt of the Boise Catholic diocese will officiate.  Military rites will be conducted by the Divan-Sloneker American Legion Post No. 126 of Melba.  Friends may meet at the cemetery.
    Mr. Dowdy was born June 25, 1924, at Ottawa, Kan., to Earl C. and Mildred E. MacDonald Dowdy.  He was reared and educated there.
    He served in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart and other medals.  He remained in the service for another tour of duty after the war, then worked as a carpenter in the Northwest and in Kansas.
    He attended Kansas State University for two years.
    He married Betty Jo Haywood April 17, 1981, in Portland, Ore., where they lived until moving to Boise.  They then lived in Caldwell before moving to Melba.
    He was a member of the Divan-Sloneker American Legion Post No. 126.
    He is survived by his wife of Melba; a son, Johnny Dowdy Hutchins of Portland; four daughters, Kathryn Marie Dowdy of Sepulveda, Calif., Teresa Huske of Topeka, Kan., Jill Dowdy of Portland and Paula Dowdy of Emporia, Kan.; a sister, Betty Jean Compton of Escondido, Calif.; eight grandchildren; a niece and a nephew.
    Friends may call at the Napa Flahiff chapel today until 6 p.m.

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