Patricia “Pat” Juarez Dowell, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2011, at the Meade District Hospital, Meade, Kansas.
She was born February 23, 1928, n Fowler, Kansas, the youngest of six children born to Milton and Isabell Juarez who migrated from Old Mexico around 1910. Milton was employed by the Rock Island Railroad Company and Patricia was the first and only child in the family born in a house rather than a boxcar. She completed grade school and high school in Fowler, then married Don Dowell in 1948. Don and Pat met in the fifth grade and by Don’s account, “I chased her ‘till she caught me.” Two sons were born to this union, Jerry Dowell who lives in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area and David Dowell who resides in Fowler.
As well as full-time homemaker, Pat also served the community as a Cub Scout Den Mother and Community Fund collector. She was retired as secretarial and administrative assistant for Don’s Farm Tire Inc of Fowler. She was a model wife and mother, she was a friend to all who knew her.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 2011, at the Fowler Friends Church, Fowler, with Pastor Shane Shetley presiding. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. The casket will remain closed. Interment will follow in the Fowler Cemetery, Fowler.
The family would welcome memorials to the Fowler Friends Church in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com