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Minnie Bell (Jones) McDowra


1926 - 2015 Obituary Condolences Gallery
Our Dearest Minnie, This day March 22nd will always be remembered and quietly kept, No words are needed, we shall never forget, For those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day. Unseen and unheard, but always near, So loved, so missed, and so very dear. MINNIE BELL (JONES) MCDOWRA passed away at Peace Health Med. Center on Sunday, March 22, 2015 in Vancouver, WA. surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on January 12, 1926. She was a graduate of Deport High School, class of 1944. She lived in Dallas, Texas for many years working at Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. before moving to Riverside, CA. in the 1950's where she worked as a switchboard operator at Riverside Community Hospital and retired after 17 years in 1978 after working as an operator and supervisor for Central Telephone Answering Service. In 2011 she moved to Vancouver, WA. spending her days with her daughter and family. Minnie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Calvin "Mac" McDowra, her parents, two brothers and a sister. She is survived by her daughter Brenda and son-in-law Don "Butch" Hauskins of Vancouver, WA; her son Ronnie and daughter-in-law Beverly McDowra of San Bernardino, CA; seven grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren with another one to arrive in August 2015; a brother George and sister-in-law Susan Jones of Enid, Oklahoma; her dear sisters-in-law Ruth Little and Edith Bryan, both of Dallas, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews. Words can not express how much she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. A viewing will be held Friday, April 3 from 12noon to 2pm at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park on Arlington Ave. in Riverside, California with a Chapel Service at 2.00p.m. Burial will follow at Crestlawn Cemetery.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 1, 2015
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