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Capt. Edward H. McDowell, Ret.

Friday, May 16, 2003

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Capt. Edward H. McDowell, Ret., 82, died Tuesday (March 11, 2003) in San Diego, Calif.

He was born July 16, 1920, in Brush, Colo., to Elzy and Grace (Hayward) McDowell. He received his elementary education in McCook before the family moved to Hayes County where he graduated from Hayes Center High School in 1939.

In 1940, he entered the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He reentered the Army in September 1945, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed at the Presido in San Francisco, Calif., before being stationed in Los Angeles, Calif., where he received his honorable discharge with the rank of captain after 21 years of service. He later worked as a wholesale representative in the lumber industry until his retirement in 1974.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Donna and his wife, Hazel.

Survivors include one daughter, Carol Metour of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one step-children, Ray Dewey and Jean and husband, Bill Earle all of California; three sisters, Lucille Johnson of Arvada, Colo., DeWinta McDowell of Palisade and Joan and husband, Howard Mace of McCook; and two grandchildren.

Graveside inurnment will be Saturday, 2 p.m., at the Palisade Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Laing officiating and military honors by the Palisade American Legion Post.

Memorials may be given in his name to the Palisade American Legion.

Herrmann Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of arrangements.