JoAnn M. Gowdy: 1942-2005 |

JoAnn M. Gowdy: 1942-2005

JoAnn M. Gowdy of Maybell, died March 16, 2005, at her home after a lengthy illness. She was 62.

JoAnn M. Dow was born Sept. 8, 1942, in Englewood, Calif., to Howard and Marie (Van Essen) Dow.

Gowdy was raised in Sunland Township in California. Following graduation from high school, she attended Glendale Community College and later Cal State at Northridge and received a degree in art.

Gowdy married Paul Gowdy on Sept. 29, 1962, in Sunland, and to this union three children were born. The family lived in California, where she worked as a checker in a grocery store. They moved to Maybell in 1977.

While in Maybell, Gowdy was a school bus driver and held other positions for the school district in Maybell.

She enjoyed working with her art, gardening, and the beauty of the trees in the Maybell area.

Gowdy is survived by her husband, Paul Gowdy, of Maybell; daugh-ter, Suzanne (Mark) Ander-son, of Sky Valley, Calif.; sons Paul E. (Lora) Gowdy of Maybell, and David (Lorie) Gowdy of Craig; grandchildren Eden Gage, Jeb and Noah Gowdy; father, Howard Dow of Panorama City; sisters Janet (Jim) Galbreath of Santa Clarita, and Janice (Jerry) Ellis of Santa Clarita; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were March 18, 2005, at Grant Mortuary Chapel with Linda Taylor officiating.

Selections were “In The Gar-den,” “How Great Thou Art,” and “Ama-zing Grace.”

Pallbearers were Paul Gowdy, Jr., David Gowdy, Dennis Heaney, Shawn Heaney, Dale Skidmore, and Rich Horn.

Interment was at Craig Ceme-tery.

Memorial donations may be made to Northwest Colorado VNA and Hospice in care of Grant Mortuary.

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