She was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Edward Dowdy, who passed away on Jan. 11, 2013. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Elmer Harold Gardner and Clara N. Aagesen Gardner; and brother, Ralph Elmer Gardner.
She is survived by her three children: Joyce D. Clark and husband, Stephen, of Chattanooga, Terry Dowdy of Cleveland and Kathy Timmerman and husband, Jeremy, of Charleston; three grandchildren: Chase M. Clark, Kennedy D. Timmerman and Emma K. Timmerman; two sisters: Carrie Hirschfeld and husband, Albert, of Sterling, Colo., and Lorene E. Simmering of York, Pa.; four brothers: Ivan L. Gardner of Sterling, Melvin Gardner and wife, Theresa, of Sterling, Robert L. Gardner of Cleveland and Gerald Gardner of California, Mo.; brother-in-law, Robert C. Dowdy and wife, Cindy, of Charleston; sister-in-law, Susie Gardner of Lake Hughes, Calif.; and close family friend, Wilma Wells.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 22, 2014, at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Pastor Jerry Timmerman officiating.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Dowdy family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.
Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.