Elizabeth McDowell

Elizabeth B. "Bess" McDowell

Monday, August 25th, 1919 - Saturday, February 27th, 2021
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Elizabeth B ‘Bess’ McDowell

Aug. 25, 1919 - Feb. 27, 2021

Elizabeth B. “Bess” McDowell, 101, of Rio Rancho, N.M., formerly of Altoona, passed away Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Chester H. and Catherine (Porta) Burket. She married Dr. Dale Waring McDowell in June, 1947 and he preceded her in death in June, 1950, in Korea.

Surviving are: her son, Dr. Thomas Dale McDowell; her grandson, Dr. Chester Dale McDowell; her sister, Florence Jackson; and 11 nieces and nephews.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by four brothers: George, Harold, John, and Clyde; and her sister, Mary Kraft.

She attended Altoona High School and was a member of Grace United Church of Christ in Altoona. Elizabeth worked at Clearfield Fur and at the Altoona Hospital.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 12, 2021, at Alto Reste Park Cemetery, Altoona.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals at: Arrangements are with The Good Funeral Home Inc.
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Mary Kay

Posted at 11:06pm
I’m so glad I had the opportunity to share so memories with Aunt Bess and Tom in September 2019. Although her “white gloves” were not to be seen, she was as gracious as ever.

Mary C Kraft

Posted at 09:55pm
From the Kraft families - Mary Kay, Barb, Tim, Joe, Matt, Missy and Chet
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Dr. Lee Burket

Posted at 06:01pm
I am sorry for your loss.

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