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Marjorie Elaine McDowell, 98, was born in Scotland, May 19, 1926, and passed away on May 20, 2013 at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, WA.
Marjorie Elaine McDowell
Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, John McDowell in 1998. Elaine and John met during World War II while John served as a pilot in military air transportation. After the war, Elaine and John returned to John's home in Washington where John continued his interest in aviation and owned a small business in Shoreline.
John and Elaine built one of the original homes in Innis Arden where Elaine enjoyed the wonderful views of Puget Sound and watching birds that gathered at the backyard feeder. Elaine had a passion for gardening and was a member of the
Edmonds Chrysanthemum Club. Elaine was also a proud member of the Women of the British Empire.
Elaine is survived by her niece, Amron Spaid of Mill Creek WA; two second cousins, Mark Houghton living in Hong Kong, China and Gaye Keep of La Massana, Andorra.
Elaine is also survived
by Mark and Elizabeth Tupper who served as
Elaine's guardians for many years. Mark fondly remembers Elaine's great friendship with his parents and the welcome addition John and Elaine made at many Tupper family events. Mark and Elizabeth offer special thanks and appreciation to Elaine's caretakers, Mike Hickey and Sylvana Rienhart for the dignity and love they gave Elaine.
There will be no services per Elaine's request.
Memorials may be sent to the Seattle Audubon Society, 8035 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115.
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Beck's Funeral Home
405 5TH AVE S
EDMONDS, WA 98020
Published in The Herald (Everett) from May 24 to May 26, 2013