Rubye Dowell Obituary

Rubye  Dowell
Rubye Dowell
Rubye Dowell

March 27, 1912 - August 18, 2005
Born in Beaconsfield, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Rubye Dowell was born March 27, 1912, in Beaconsfield, IA to C. Milton and S. Charlotte (Daily) Bradshaw. She earned a teaching degree from UNI and began her teaching career in Clearfield, IA. In 1942 she married Pherrin Dowell then taught in Washington, D.C. while Pherrin served in the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Rubye and Pherrin settled in Des Moines where Rubye completed her final 25 years of teaching at Hillis and Woodlawn Elementary Schools. During this time she also earned a graduate degree in counseling from Drake University.

Rubye loved children and animals. She cherished her former students and enjoyed the many phone calls, letters and visits from them. Cats and dogs were always in her home. She was known for giving loving care to all animals, especially those abandoned or injured.

Rubye's husband, parents, and sister, Mabel Clymer, have passed away. She joined them on August 18, 2005. Left to celebrate her memory are nephews, nieces, cousins, wonderful friends and five special kitties.

Rubye's body will be cremated. Celebration of life services for Rubye and Pherrin will be held in the fall. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Stroke Association 1111 9th St. Des Moines.

ARRANGEMENTS BY DUNN'S FUNERAL HOME.

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

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American Stroke Association
1111 - 9th Street Ste. 280
Des Moines, IA 50314