Pherrin Dowell Obituary

Pherrin  Dowell
Pherrin Dowell

September 17, 1920 - October 21, 2003
Born in Clearfield, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA


Pherrin Dowell was born in Clearfield, Iowa on September 17, 1920 and died at Kavanagh House on October 21, 2003. Pherrin and Rubye Bradshaw were married in 1942 and were at home in Windsor Heights at the time of his death.

Pherrin joined the U.S. Navy in 1942, served in World War II and was recalled in 1948 to serve in the Korean War.

Pherrin earned advanced degrees from Drake and Iowa State Universities. He worked in the Des Moines Schools as a teacher, school principal and retired as Executive Director of Elementary and Early Childhood Programs in 1983. He and Rubye continued with their interest in education by tutoring students in reading.

Gifts may be sent to Animal Lifeline of Iowa in Carlisle.



Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Saturday, September 24, 2005
10:00 AM


Animal Lifeline
P.O. Box 12
Carlisle, IA 50047