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 Bessie Marie “Sissie” <I>McDowell</I> Durnell

Bessie Marie “Sissie” McDowell Durnell

Birth
Death 22 Oct 2000 (aged 67)
Burial Elkhart, Anderson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 59183093 · View Source
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"Sissie"

Daughter of Joseph Edward "Joe" McDowell and Lucille Watkins
McDowell.
Born in Anderson County, Texas. Raised in Elkhart, Texas.
Died in Smith County, Texas.
Graduated from Elkhart High School, where she was very popular and was a Majorette her Junior year, and then a Drum Major her Senior Year in the Elkhart Elks Band.
She married Gerald Odell Durnell on Feb. 13, 1954 and they had a daughter Geri Lynn Durnell Wright.
For a time she owned, Cimarron Realty in Elkhart, Texas.
She is buried by her parents and maternal grandparents, Levin Coleman "Gad" Watkins and Leo Docia Parks Watkins.
She is survived by her daughter Geri Lynn and husband Billy Jack Wright and granddaughter, Kimberly Wright.



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  • Maintained by: Paul Gunnels
  • Originally Created by: Nancy Franklin-Walling Bundrick
  • Added: 25 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59183093
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bessie Marie “Sissie” McDowell Durnell (25 Sep 1933–22 Oct 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59183093, citing Garden Of Memories, Elkhart, Anderson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Paul Gunnels (contributor 47394940) .