Soldotna resident Elizabeth A. McDowell died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 85.
Funeral services and burial will be in Kingfisher, Okla., at Sander's Funeral Service.
She was born in Indian Territory Kingfisher, Okla., to Mr. and Mrs. W.R. McIntosh on April 28, 1915. She married Cleo McDowell on June 8, 1930.
In her lifetime, she modeled, worked as a cashier and also in a furniture factory in Oklahoma. After moving to Alaska in 1966, she and her husband were house parents for drug and alcohol abuse. Later on, they had a restaurant in Anchorage called the "Del Pablo." They retired to Lindsberg, Kan.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1982. Since her husband's death, she has lived on the Kenai Peninsula.
Mrs. McDowell is survived by her daughter, Lila Roberts, and her husband, Tom, of Nikiski; son, Bill McDowell, and his wife, Nan, of Stillwater, Okla.; son, Jack McDowell, and his wife, Fern, of Cushing, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the charity of choice.
Local arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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