FYI to Dowden family searchers, we lost two "cousins" in the Dowden clan in the past month in Indianapolis. Here is a transcription of the obituaries. Any help in knowing what branch they hail from would be appreciated. Mary
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TWO RECENT OBITUARIES IN INDIANAPOLIS STAR WITH DOWDEN SURNAME- NOT IN FILE AS OF YET... Friday April 5, 2002 Section B page 6 Walter Dowden, 71, Noblesville, died April 3. He worked 30 years for Lusco Corp., retiring in 1984. Graveside services: 3 p.m. April 5 in Riverside Cemetery, Noblesville. Calling: 2 to 3 p.m. April 5 in Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, Noblesville. Survivors: wife Loretta Dowden; son Randy Dowden; stepsons Dennis, Jerry Glenn; sisters Genevieve Bennett, Henrietta Wiley, Dorothy Wilson; four grandchildren.
Monday, March 25, 2002 Section B page 4 Russell L. Dowden, 63, Indianapolis, died March 23. He was a truck driver for Detroit Diesel Allison Division of General Motors Corp. 35 years, retiring in 2001. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Dowden was a member of the Greenwood (Ind.) Community Church and the Winchester (Ind.) Oldtimers Club. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Services: 10 a.m. March 27 in Conkle Funeral Home, Speedway Chapel, with calling from 5 to 9 p.m. March 25, and 3 to 9 p.m. March 26. Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery in White River Township, Greenwood. Survivors: wife A. Jean Lynch Dowden; stepson Kelley McClure; brother Jerry Dowden; sisters Linda Jane Carson, Sue Williams; two grandchildren.