Diane L. (Wilson) McDowell
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Diane L. McDowell, age 68, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, September 16, 2013.
She was born in Wilmington, DE to the late Reese & Betty Wilson and graduated from Dickinson HS and the University of Delaware. She was a school teacher for 12 years at the former Oak Grove Jr. High then devoted her life to raising her family. She continued work as a library aide at the Independence School. She was an active member of Newark United Methodist Church, where she regularly volunteered. Diane enjoyed reading, travel, music, spending time with friends and Philadelphia Flyers ice hockey.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Dennis; a daughter, Alison McDowell Cook (James) of NJ; 3 sisters, Rebecca Jegerski (Edward) of Newark, Risé A. Wilson (Robert Marcinkowski) of FL and Ginger Palmer (Mark) of MD; and a niece, Maura Jegerski of Newark.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, September 21, at 11 am at Deerfield, 507 Thompson Station Rd in Newark, with a reception to follow. Visitation begins at 10. Bright colors or luau attire requested. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Newark UMC, 69 E. Main St, Newark, DE 19711.
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Published in The News Journal from Sept. 19 to Sept. 20, 2013