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James R. "Rainbo" McDowell

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McDowell, James R. (Rainbo)
76, of Phoenix passed away peacefully on October 9, 2016. James served in the Air Force and was active in UA Local 469 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union. One of his proudest moments was receiving his 50 year Union pin so, as he put it "he no longer had to pay monthly dues". He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Cathy, their three daughters, Gretchen McDowell, Kelly McDowell and Amy (Stephen) Schleeper and three grandchildren, Philip Gough-Stone VI (Blakely George), Sabrina and David Schleeper. James was preceded in death by his parents, James and Marie McDowell and two brothers, Buddy and Bruce. He is survived by sisters Wyona Nilson, Pat (Ron) Lykken, and Kathryn McDowell, brothers Don (Nona), John and Aaron (Linda), as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Services will be held November 5, 2016 at 2 pm at his beloved Union Hall, 3109 N. 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 30, 2016
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