Dwight M. Gowdey
February 17, 1917 ~ July 20, 2014
Born in Ames, Iowa. Graduated: Roosevelt High School, Seattle, WA in 1934. University of Washington (magna cum laude), 1938 and Masters of Engineering from Yale University, 1940.
Married Dorothy Smith, December 4, 1945. " My marriage to Dorothy was the best decision I ever made". Three children: Kathleen, Christine (deceased) and Sharon. Granddaughter, Ami McCuaig and great grandson Malachi Simpson. Professionally a Civil Engineer.
Served five years during WW ll in the Army Core of Engineers. Stationed in Northern France, Normandy, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. Served 23 years inactive duty.
Active in the Democratic Party since 1958. Served as District Chairman, delegate to King County and State executive boards and delegate to the National Democratic convention in 1972.
Held two patents and endeavored to produce his invention.
Studied history, political science, economics, business, anthropology, the American Revolution and Sasquatches. He had researched information for a book to be titled "The Making of Modern Man".
Service to be held Wednesday, July 30th at 11:00am at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA. Online obituary, www.funerals.coop
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Published by The Seattle Times on Jul. 27, 2014.