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Sarah J. Dowdy

Death 17 Jan 2017 (aged 70)
Roanoke, Roanoke City, Virginia, USA
Burial Salem, Salem City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 175480082 · View Source
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Sarah J. Dowdy, age 70 of Roanoke, Va., passed away January 17, 2017.

Sarah was a very independent lady who enjoyed a long-time hobby of photography and a liking for covered bridges. She appreciated the outdoors, nature and rides on the Parkway. She truly loved animals, always having a pet dog and once worked at the Mill Mountain Zoo. She studied at Longwood College and after returning to Roanoke, operated a successful Coffee House. Sarah later moved to Nashville, TN and formed her own business, The Eagle's Nest, which promoted Christian Music Performers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Miriam Anderson Dowdy, a sister, Louise Keesee, and a brother, Charles Dowdy. Surviving are her brother, Hugh Dowdy, Jr. and his wife, Jean. Her nephews and nieces, Eric, Pam, Jennifer, Jonathan, Matthew, Heather, Jessica, and Sean, and her friends.

A funeral service will be conducted at noon on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in the Abbey Chapel of Sherwood Memorial Park with the Rev. Tom Wilmoth officiating. Arrangements by Oakey's Roanoke Chapel (540-982-2100). Online condolences may be made at




  • Created by: Henry Webber
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175480082
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah J. Dowdy (22 Feb 1946–17 Jan 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175480082, citing Sherwood Burial Park, Salem, Salem City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Henry Webber (contributor 47162313) .