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Gordon E. McDowell

January 12, 1939 May 28, 2017
Gordon E. McDowell
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Gordon Edward McDowell Sr. of De Soto, KS, where he lived for the last 35 years, was called home by GOD on May 28, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held on June 2, 2017 at 11:30 AM with visitation at 11:00 AM at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, 32665 Lexington Ave., De Soto, KS. Interment at Eudora Cemetery, Eudora, KS.

Gordon was born January 12, 1939 in Aurora Springs, MO and was the oldest son of Gordon Luther McDowell and Dorothy Edna Brown-McDowell. He had two brothers Raymond Conley McDowell of the Philippines and Bradford Ray McDowell and two sisters Shirley Lee Wooley and Linda Carolyn McDowell of Kansas City, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Shirley and 17 year companion Canhardly.

Gordon was blessed with 5 children: Cynthia Jean Lavery lives in Eudora, KS with her husband Alan of 12 years. She is the mother of 7 children and has13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; Gordon Edward McDowell Jr. lives in Paola, KS with Becky, his wife of 24 years. He has 4 children and their second grandchild on the way; Ginger Margaretta Gayle Fryberger lives in Eudora with her husband Russell of 15 years. She has 5 children and 7 grandchildren; Dee Mae Lee McDowell lives in De Soto and has 4 children and the 8th grandchild on the way and Gregory Eugene McDowell lives in Boonville, MO with his wife Dawn of 17 years. He has 4 children and 5 grandchildren. Gordon’s granddaughter Chelsie LaCoursiere, who cared for Gordon through the years, was loved for and included as one of the siblings and was loved like a daughter, caregiver and best friend.

That brings the total to 5 children, 24 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren for Gordon.

He also had 2 dogs, Buster and Barkey, that were pampered more than any of his children because they weren’t as mouthy.

Gordon did a wide array of things in his life. He was raised on a dairy farm, he was a 6 year Army Veteran where he got the opportunity to travel the world, a Police Officer, in retail management, a mechanic and eventually retired as a truck driver. His hobbies were watching his dogs play at the park, playing cards, watching old westerns, telling jokes, and patrolling the surrounding 3 counties to see where the best deal on gasoline was.

He loved to talk to his children and grandchildren about their life adventures and sharing his experiences. There was always a conversation at Dad’s house. His generosity was unmatched, he loved helping people however could. He was loved by many and will be missed by all

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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

2

Jun

11:00 AM 6/2/2017 11:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 6/2/2017 11:30:00 AM
Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel

32665 Lexington Avenue
De Soto, KS 66018

Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel
32665 Lexington Avenue De Soto 66018 KS
United States

Celebration of Life

Friday

2

Jun

11:30 AM 6/2/2017 11:30:00 AM
Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel

32665 Lexington Avenue
De Soto, KS 66018

Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel
32665 Lexington Avenue De Soto 66018 KS
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Eudora Cemetery Final Resting Place

2223 N1420 Road
Eudora, KS 66025

2223 N1420 Road Eudora 66025 KS
United States
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