Betty S. DOWDY
NEWPORT NEWS - Betty S. Dowdy passed away peacefully on Sept. 19, 2010. She was born Sept. 12, 1934.
Betty was a graduate of Newport News High School class of 1952. She was married to Edward Dowdy until his death in 1997.
She is survived by her son, David K. Dowdy; daughter, Susan D. Jones and her husband, Scotty; grandchildren, Rebecca D. Fogelman, Josh and Sarah Jones; sisters, Mildred Brunner and Mary Ayers, all of Richmond; and a 'special grandson', Philip Williams.
Betty was a member of the 'Old Friends Club' and was their secretary. She volunteered for years at the Ferguson Center and Mary Immaculate Hospital. She was also involved in the Lions Club variety show.
A service of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Newmarket Baptist Church, 8309 Orcutt Ave., Hampton, by the Pastor Skip Hathaway.
Donations in Betty's memory can be made to the Peninsula SPCA or the Lions Club. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published by Daily Press from Sep. 24 to Sep. 25, 2010.
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September 20, 2019
Betty was such a wonderful, classy lady! Rusty and I were so saddened to hear of her passing. We were not able to attend the service due to school commitments, but please know how highly we thought of her. We wanted to send a card to express our condolences but do not have a current address for you. Please give Rebecca a hug for us, and each exchange one, Dave and Susan. We will never forget Betty's smile and great sense of humor.
Rusty and Rhonda Taylor
October 3, 2010
Dave, sorry that Anne and I could not make it to the funeral to personally share our condolences. I have many found memories of your mom as well as your dad during our younger days. She was a great lady and will be missed. Tim and Anne Nelson, Suffolk Va
Tim Nelson
September 29, 2010
In loving memory of our Aunt Betty. We will miss you so much. You were a kind, loving, giving and good hearted lady. A piece of our heart has been taken. Love Cindy and Brian Matthews, (chesterfield, Virginia)
September 27, 2010
David and Susan. So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I'll always remember her upbeat personality, and kind demeanor. She surely will be missed.
Joe Corbett
September 27, 2010
So sorry to hear of Bettys' passing. She was a great addition when she came to our Marine Reunions. We all loved her the minute she came into our lives. Will miss her emails. Much Love to her family...Stan & Bev Lazz
Stan & Bev Lazz
September 26, 2010
To the Dowdy family. I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Betty. She was a member for a number of years at Bethlehem Methodist Church at Bena where I got to know her well. She was such a caring person.
Debbie Wilson
September 26, 2010
September 25, 20l0

I know your mom will be greatly missed.
She was a very special person and I know she really was proud of all of you.

May God comfort you and give you peace in the days to come.

Sandra Hollins, Fellow Volunteer at MIH and at the Ferguson Center.
September 25, 2010
So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. She was a special lady and was so pleased to meet her at our Marine Reunions. Thank you David for letting us know. God grant you comfort and strength in your time of loss. Your mother's SD friends, Lorne & Pat
Lorne & Pat Ruzicka
September 25, 2010
David,Sorry for the loss of your Mother. I remember your mom and dad from back in the 60's When I used to spend the night.I hope their will ease the loss.
Rick Woods
September 25, 2010
David, I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Betty for 67 years and she never changed a bit. I will miss her more than words can say. Betty Harrison
September 24, 2010
I,am sorry for your loss SusanJones and family,Betty will truly be missed, We had fun bowling,trips and parties she was a terrific person and fun to be with. Jeanette Allen Hampton, Virginia
September 24, 2010
Susan and Scotty - Our hearts go out to you. Alex kept us informed as we were out ot town. We are back now and hope to be with you on Sat.
Rose and Don Williams
September 24, 2010
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
June,Mike ,Michael & Brian Brunner
September 24, 2010
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead. I have some really special memories with Betty in bowling..
Shirley Rogers
September 24, 2010
I am so sorry for Your loss.
John Dixon
September 24, 2010
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