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J. Earl Dowdle

Death 26 Dec 2003 (aged 75)
Burial West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 132574 · View Source
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J. Earl Dowdle, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully at his home December 26, 2003 at the age of 75. He was a High Priest and an active member of the Shadow Mountain 8th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Earl was born to Hugh Jed and Carrie Lewis Dowdle in Salt Lake City February 17, 1928. He graduated from Davis High School and later attended Weber State College.

Earl joined the United States Navy in 1945 at the age of 17 where he served aboard the USS Point Cruz as a Gunner's mate 2nd Class.

Earl married Barbara Lucile Nash; later divorced. Earl then married Donna LaRue Caffall.

Earl worked at Hill Field Air Force base as a warehouseman. He then learned the meat cutting trade and after working for the Safeway's, Albertson's, and Smith's grocery store chains; he ran his own business Riverton Valley Meats for 20 years. He later retired from Harmon's.

Earl is survived by his wife, Donna Dowdle; sons, J. Earl (Vickie) of So. Salt Lake, Gordon Trent of West Jordan, Joseph Scott (Corie) of Grantsville; stepdaughter, Kirsten Camille Jewett of Salt Lake City; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Warren Benjamin Dowdle of Layton, UT; and sister, Luella Ann Murphy of New York, NY. Earl is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wallace Eugene Dowdle, Robert Franklin Dowdle, and Orian Lewis Dowdle; sisters, Barbara Anderson, Emma Dowdle, and Ruth Huff.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 31st at 11 a.m. at Redwood Memorial Mortuary Chapel, 6500 South Redwood Rd, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow at Redwood Memorial Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the West Jordan Public Safety Department and their Victim's Advocates for their extra care, support and assistance during a difficult time.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association and/or the American Heart Association.

Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT)
Date: December 29, 2003
Page: C5




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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 132574
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