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DOWLING Dr. Jean Boyd Dowling, age 89, of Sanderson, Florida passed away May 7, 2013 at her residence with family by her side. She was born in Jacksonville, FL on July 21, 1923 to the late Clarence Boyd and Elizabeth Stephenson Boyd. Jean has been a lifelong resident of Baker County and member of St. Peter's Anglican Church. Jean obtained her education locally and a Doctorate Degree from the University of Florida. She retired after many years of dedicated service to the county as an Educator. Jean had a passion for education and she enjoyed traveling. She helped so many people in the community to obtain an education and she stayed abreast of educational issues. Jean was also very instrumental in the establishment of Heritage Park. She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Walter Dopson; her spouse, Morris Dowling; and her grandson, Michael Dowling. Jean is survived by her children, Mark (Ethel) Dowling of Sanderson, FL, Meredith (Chet) Harden of Jacksonville, FL, and Bradford (Deborah) Dowling of Sanderson, FL; her brother, Alan Boyd of Seattle, WA; her four grandchildren, Ian Dowling, Sean Dowling, Lena Fish all of Sanderson, FL and Renee Lyons of Macclenny, FL; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Sue (Frank) Green and Melvin (Mattie) Green; her 8 great grandchildren; and a host of friends. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 11:00 am at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services Chapel with Pastor Tom Pope, Reverend Videll Williams, and Pastor Chet Harden officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Dr. Jean B. Dowling Scholarship Fund, Florida Gateway College, 149 SE College Place, Lake City, FL 32025 or Heifer International, 1 World Avenue Little Rock, AR 72202. The arrangements are under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904)259-5700. Visit to sign the family's guest book. Please Sign the Guestbook @
Published in the Florida Times-Union on May 12, 2013
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