February 16, 1920 - January 20, 2011
Lila (Mac)Marion McDowell of Shady Cove, passed away January 20, 2011. Born Feburary 16, 1920 to Walter and Elva(Pittman)Elliott in Rio Grande County, Colorado. The third of eight siblings. The family moved to Mosca, Colorado where she obtained her first 12 years of schooling, graduating from Mosca High in 1938. She graduated from Minnequa School of Nursing in Pueblo, Colorado in 1941. In 1942 Lila married Frank C. McDowell who preceded her in 1969. They moved to Oregon in 1945. Survivied by 2 sons, Lee E. McDowell of Beaverton, Oregon and Bruce McDowell of McCook, Nebraska, 1 sister, Bertha I. Meisner of Denver, Colorado and 1 brother, Roy Lee Elliott of Clarkston, Washington. She has 6 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Lila was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Elva, her husband Frank, a son G. Larry McDowell, grandson Braxton Huff, 2 brothers, Lyle W. and Kenneth D. Elliott, 3 sisters Vera V. Pace, Edith E. Kerperien and Della A. Fairchild. Lila is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. She was an active member of Oregon Nurses Association District 4 and American Nurses Association. She retired from nursing in 1985 after 45 years of service. She was a past member of Roxy Ann gem and mineral club and the National Audubon Society. She was a member of the Shady Cove boosters and Trail Wildflower Association. Cremation is under the direction of Memory Gardens Mortuary. Per her request there will be no services. I'm Free Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard Him call. I turned my back and left it all. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief. Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and peace to thee. God wanted me now; He set me free.
Lila (Mac)Marion McDowell of Shady Cove, passed away January 20, 2011. Born Feburary 16, 1920 to Walter and Elva(Pittman)Elliott in Rio Grande County, Colorado. The third of eight siblings. The family moved to Mosca, Colorado where she obtained... View Obituary & Service Information
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