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 Sue <I>Shirley</I> Downham

Sue Shirley Downham

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Death 10 Nov 2010 (aged 84)
Burial Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot Block 14
Memorial ID 176331898 · View Source
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Sue Shirley Downham was born February 2, 1926 in Shawnee, OK to William V. and Cora Alice Shirley. In 1946, while traveling with her mother and sister to join her father in Munich, she met US Army Air Corps Lt. William H Downham on the train from Bremerhaven. Lt. Downham had been assigned as escort for dependents of American military officers in post-war Germany. Bill and Sue were married, in Munich, on December 22, 1946. After a long tour of duty in Japan, reassignment brought them to Tinker AFB in Midwest City where they raised their sons and continued to live. Sue was a loving wife and mother who will be missed by family and friends. We will remember her good days and her beautiful smile. She is survived by husband of 64 years Bill Downham of Midwest City; her son Bill Downham Jr. and wife Carolyn of Kansas City; son Steve Downham and wife Deidre of Oklahoma City; grandchildren Laura Beard and husband Kyle, Todd Downham, Chris Downham and wife Brandi, Emily Downham; great-grandson Bentley Beard, of Oklahoma City. Her sister Sharon Shirley Baxter, who orchestrated the meeting of Bill and Sue on the train in Germany, lives in Dallas. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, 10:00AM Barnes Friederich Funeral Home 1820 S. Douglas Blvd., Midwest City, OK In leu of flowers, donations may be made to Central Oklahoma Humane Society.


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  • Created by: Charles B. Tobler
  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176331898
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sue Shirley Downham (2 Feb 1926–10 Nov 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176331898, citing Fairview Cemetery, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Charles B. Tobler (contributor 47447781) .