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Information for William Howard Dowers

21 June, 1909 - April, 1974

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

April, 1974

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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William H. Dowers

    CALDWELL - Services for William Harold Dowers, 64, of Boise, formerly of Caldwell, who did Monday in a Boise hospital, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Dakan Funeral Chapel by Martin Ogren pastor of the Church of God,Seventh-day.  Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
    Mr. Dowers was born on June 21, 1909, in Scotia, Neb., and married Mary M. Vanosdall on March 23, 1932, in North Platte, Neb.  The couple lived in Nebraska and Kansas before moving to Caldwell in 1939.  He was a mechanic for Home Dairies in Nampa and Caldwell until 1951, then worked for George Nishitani Produce Co. until 1958.
    He moved to Boise in 1958 and worked at the Biltmore Trailer Factory and later at Cole Oldsmobile and Peterson Motor Co. until he retired in 1970 due to illness.
    He was a member of the Caldwell Church of God, Seventh-day.
    Survivors in addition to Mrs. Dowers are a daughter, Mary Eleanor Foreman, Cashmere, Wash.; his mother, Nora B. Dowers, Caldwell; five sisters, Leonia Fisher, Boise, Gladys Castro, Caldwell, Ina Everett, Wilder, Chloie DeLeon, Parma, and Elvina Palmer, Kuna; three brothers, Boyd Dowers, Wilder, and Jacob and Loyd Dowers, both of Nampa; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death last March 4 by his father, Alonzo Dowers.




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