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Joy A. "Kandi" McDowell

1955 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Joy A. "Kandi" McDowell Obituary
Joy A. 'Kandi'


Age 57, of Calvert, MD, died Monday, July 15, 2013 at Northwest Hospital Hospice, Randallstown, MD. after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Wilmington, DE, on November 10, 1955, she was the daughter of the late Ralph A. and the late Bertha (Jamison) Aument.

She was a loving, devoted wife and mother, loved family and doted on her pets.

She will always be remembered for her humor and upbeat personality as well as her kind and generous heart. She enjoyed reading, puzzles, outdoor activities, horseback riding, fishing, and was an avid gardener giving most of her abundant harvest to family & friends. She loved to cook & bake for everyone and we will all miss her cakes and pies.

She was a certified CNA, previously worked at West Nottingham School, did several years of home care and worked the past 5 years at Shorehaven School. She loved and took a special interest in the children at the school and cared for them as if they were her own. Their love for her is reflected in the many handmade cards and well wishes they sent her during her illness.

She truly touched the lives of many.

She is survived by her loving husband: James E. McDowell of Calvert, MD; a son: Lance Roberts of Wilmington, DE; 2 stepchildren: James E. McDowell of Rising Sun, MD and Lisa Kegley of Elkton, MD; a brother: Ralph Aument and his wife Rosemary; 4 sisters: Phyllis Cooke: Patsy Henson: Eileen Rogalewicz and her husband Martin and Gail Aument; and 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Kandi was also preceded in death by a brother, Roger Keener; sisters: Sue Ellen Jampggard and Linda Carroll.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Dan Walker will be held Friday, July 19, 2013 at 11 AM at Crouch Funeral Home, P.A., 127 South Main Street, North East, MD, with visitation beginning at 10 AM.

Interment will be follow services in Bethel Cemetery, near North East, MD.

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Published in The News Journal on July 17, 2013
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