George McDowell Obituary

George  M. McDowell
George McDowell
George M. McDowell

June 7, 1925 - January 1, 2010
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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George Marion McDowell, 84, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2010 at Hospice Family Care in Prescott, AZ. Burial with military honors will take place at 12 p.m. noon on Saturday, January 9, at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes, IA.

He was born June 7, 1925, in Des Moines, to parents Roy Francis McDowell and Marian Olive (Jones) McDowell. George served in World War II in the US Navy, ARGUS 18, in Majuro on the Marshall Islands, and was a member of the American Legion, Post 663 for 64 years. He loved attending his Navy reunions. He retired in 1985 from Vitals Truck Lines, an OTR Trucker with a passion for the road, and a member of the Retired Teamsters #147 for 40 years. He then worked mowing and maintaining the lawn at Adel Acres Nursing Home for 14 years.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years, Lucille McDowell; daughter, Becky L. (Chris) Major of Prescott Valley, AZ; siblings, Dale McDowell of Urbandale, Wanda Slauson of Grimes and Waneta Major of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Chad L. (Rachel) McDowell of Prescott Valley, Shane R. Luing of Urbandale and Brandy L. Luing of Mesa, AZ; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Jenna both of Prescott Valley, and Taylor, Devin, Jesse and Brooke all of Mesa; and 11 nieces and nephews. George was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Marian McDowell; and one brother, Roy McDowell Jr.

Visitation will be held for one hour from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., on Saturday, at Iles Funeral Homes – Westover Chapel in Des Moines.

Sunrise Funeral Home of Prescott Valley, AZ and Iles Funeral Homes - Westover Chapel in Des Moines, were entrusted with the arrangements.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Saturday, January 9, 2010
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunny Hill Cemetery
Grimes, IA US
Saturday, January 9, 2010
12:00 PM