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Doyle McDowell passed on January 27, 2018 at the Long Beach VA of natural causes. He was born in Walters, Oklahoma, April 26, 1924 to James and Julia McDowell. He was predeceased by siblings Flora, Laveda, Hazel, J.C. McDowell, former wife Frankie and Granddaughter Julie Roth.

He came of age in Arizona during the Great Depression and World War II. A product of his times, he began working by picking cotton with his family and hawking newspapers with his older brother before age 10. He became a pilot in the newly formed Army Air Corps and Air Force Reserve as a Lieutenant.
He was a home contractor before moving to the LA area in 1952 joining McDowell-Craig Office Manufacturing serving as Plant Superintendent . He was a charter member at Skylinks Men's Club where he enjoyed the challenges and comradery of golf. Lastly and most importantly, helping others, especially family, was his passion. He was there with a helping hand for family, friends and often complete strangers. His wit, wisdom and warmth will be greatly missed.

Doyle is survived by wife Delilah, daughter Pamela, grandchildren Jeff Christian and Jill Woody along with numerous great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and extended family. Services will be held at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA at 2pm, on Friday, February 12, 2018. Please sign the guestbook, presstelegram.com/obits.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Feb. 16, 2018
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