Verle Leland McDowell

Verle Leland McDowell

Birth
Woodward County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 27 Dec 1999 (aged 81)
Woodward, Woodward County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Mooreland, Woodward County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 15708729 · View Source
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Verle Leland "Sheet" McDowell was born on the family farm north of Mooreland on October 10, 1918; he was the son of Earl Eugene and Tresa Agnes Vogt McDowell. He attended Moorland schools. Skeet was drafted into the U. S. Army, served during World War II in Germany where he received the Purple Heart. In 1947, he was married to Beulah Thomas in Woodward. They made their home in Mooreland. He worked in several Cities Service Compressor plants in Pampa, Texas, Ulysses, Kansas, Greenburg, Kansas and Straight, Oklahoma. His wife preceded him in death on April 28, 1961. In 1962, he returned to the gas plant in Mooreland. On December 9, 1962, he was married to Marjorie Hill Crawford in Mooreland. They made their home in Mooreland and Skeet retired from Cities Service in 1981. Due to his health, they moved to Woodward in 1998.
Skeet was a member of the Woodward V.F.W. Post #1335 and the Oddfellows Lodge.
Survivors include his wife Marjorie McDowell, Woodward; three sons Doug McDowell and wife Joyce, of Sharon; Ray Crawford and wife Lori, of Kingfisher; Danny McDowell and wife Barbara, of Mooreland; two daughters, Carol Gastineau and husband John, of Woodward; Pala Farmer and husband Gerald, of Green Forest, Arkansas; two brothers, Warren McDowell and wife Gladys, Mooreland; C. A. "Bid" McDowell and wife Leona, Mooreland; one sister, Glenda Ingraham and husband Walter, of Buffalo; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and a special nephew Kenneth "Red" McDowell, of Winner, South Dakota.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers,two sisters, one son, Bobby Crawford and one daughter, Connie Crawford.
In Memory Of
V. L. "Skeet" McDowell born October 10, 1918 near Mooreland, Oklahoma and died December 27, 1999 at Woodward, Oklahoma.
Services
First United Methodist Church, Mooreland, Oklahoma
on December 30, 1999 at 10:00 a.m., Thursday.
Officiating Rev. Emery Mason
Organist Lois Cox
Soloist Don Osborn
Casket Bearers
Shawn McDowell, Shane McDowell, Brooks Crawford, Derek Crawford, Trent Gastineau, Robbie Bergeron, and Zackary McDowell
Interment at the Mooreland Cemetery, Mooreland, Oklahoma.
Serices by Billings Funeral Home of Woodward and Mooreland


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  • Created by: Bessie McDowell (maintained by daughter)
  • Added: 12 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15708729
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Verle Leland McDowell (10 Oct 1918–27 Dec 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15708729, citing Mooreland Cemetery, Mooreland, Woodward County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Bessie McDowell (maintained by daughter) (contributor 46863238) .