North Powder, Union County, Oregon
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Nora Alice McDowell, 77, of North Powder, died May 1, 1996, at the North Powder Ponderosa Adult Foster Home.
Her graveside funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Marion/Friends Cemetery at Marion , Oregon. Rev. E.E. Blackmon of the Parkrose Deliverance Tabernacle of Portland will officiate. Vault interment will follow. Visitations will be today until 4 p.m. at the Coles-Strommer-Monroe Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. in Baker City.
Mrs. McDowell was born April 3, 1919, in Marian, Oregon, the daughter of Fredrick and Milly Slyter Thompson. She spent her childhood and attended schools in Eugene, graduating from high school there.
On April 3, 1939, she was united in marriage to James A. McDowell in Vancouver, Washington. He preceded her in death in July 1995.
The couple lived for a time in Humboldt County, California, and in Brownsville, Oregon. They moved to North Powder in 1986 and bought property and a building in 1988 that they converted into the Bethel Full Gospel Church. Mrs. McDowell was active in the Assemblies of God and the Pentecostal Churches, and a member of the Full Gospel Fellowship.
She enjoyed being a Sunday School teacher and loved to garden. She will be greatly missed.
Mrs. McDowell is survived by her two children, Milly Simonsen of Portland, and John McDowell of the San Francisco area; a sister, Eleanor Bivness of Drain; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Source: Baker Democrat Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 3, 1996, page 2
Contributed by: Sue Wells