Dowdell, Secretary For Port Authority
Thursday, October 12, 2006
DOWDELL Ruth M. Dowdell Secretary
for Port Authority, 81 Mrs. Ruth M. Dowdell (nee Rimann), 81, of
Westfield, formerly of Union, died on Oct. 10, 2006, at home.
A funeral service will be held at
the Third Westminster Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth, on
Saturday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. Friends may call on Friday from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris
Ave., Union. Interment will be Graceland Memorial Park,
Born in New York City, Mrs.
Dowdell lived in Union for over 30 years before moving to
Westfield. She was a secretary with the Port Authority of
New York and New Jersey for 20 years before retiring in 1987.
A member of the Womens Association at the Third Westminster
Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Dowdell also served as a deacon there.
She was the beloved wife of the
late Paul H. Dowdell, the devoted mother of Janet Bear and dear
grandmother of Elizabeth and Jessica Bear.
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