Eugene McDowell Obituary

Eugene  McDowell
Eugene McDowell
Eugene McDowell

June 19, 2005
Born in Spartanburg, SC
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Eugene "Gene" McDowell, 76, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2005. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 22 at Galilee Baptist Church, 2208 Des Moines Street, followed by burial in Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery, 1 NE 60th Avenue.

Gene was born in Spartanburg, SC before the family moved to Des Moines in 1940. After serving in the U.S. Navy during WW II he was pressroom supervisor at the Des Moines Register where he was employed for 38 years before retirement. He was a member of Galilee Baptist Church and a long-time devoted fan of NASCAR and the Iowa State Fair.

Survivors include his sons, Jeff (Mary Lou) of Des Moines, Jim (Karla) of Adel, and Joel (Tammy) of Altoona; a daughter, Jenny (Mark) Hammer of Wayne, NE; two sisters, Barbara Tucker of Des Moines and Kay (Dave) Williams of Clive; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nadine (Deenie), his parents, one brother, and one grandson.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 at Grandview Park Funeral Home. Memorial gifts may go to Galilee Baptist Church or the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation.





Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Galilee Baptist Church
2208 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
10:00 AM
Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery
1 Northeast 60th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50313
Wednesday, June 22, 2005


Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation
East 30th & University
Des Moines, IA US 50317