Kathryn McDowell

Profile Updated: August 10, 2019
Kathryn McDowell
Kathryn McDowell

Then

Kathryn McDowell

Now

Kathryn McDowell

Yearbook

Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In Phoenix, AZ USA
Spouse/Partner none
Occupation Minister - Religious Science
Children No - lots of nieces and nephews and their kiddos.
And my two black cats - Kiz and Marty
Comments

It's been a good life - although very confusing at times. I've done a lot of corporate admin work for CEOs. Have been an ordained minister for 30 years, worked in our denomination's headquarters for 7 years as admin to COO & Board, started two churches in Arizona, and taught in three seminaries in Arizona and one in California.

My two favorite sayings in my spiritual work: "Change your thinking, change your life" and "I know something GOOD about you!"

I'm so appreciative of the renewed and new relationships I've experienced with our last two class reunions. I still have many new friends to meet in the next 40 years, but "old friends" are a special kind of precious.

School Story

FAV TEACHER: Mr. Bruscemi - Latin and Asian Civilizations

BEST TIMES: Giovanni's after games.
Los Olivos after theater arts activities.
House parties and cheap wine while attending ASU

Kathryn's Latest Interactions

Hide Comments
Kathryn McDowell added a comment on her Profile. New comment added.
Oct
31
Oct 31, 2019 at 12:18 PM

Posted on: Sep 21, 2019 at 10:15 AM

Kathryn McDowell posted a message. New comment added.
Sep
12
Sep 12, 2019 at 4:41 PM

Posted on: Sep 10, 2019 at 10:42 PM

YAAAAYYYYYY! Hope to see you in October. K

Kathryn McDowell added a comment on her Profile.
Sep
10
Sep 10, 2019 at 9:14 AM
Kathryn McDowell posted a message. New comment added.
Sep
06
Sep 06, 2019 at 8:26 PM

Posted on: Sep 02, 2019 at 10:04 AM

Hey Byron - sure wish I could see you and Donna at the reunion. But I know you two have traveled a bunch the last two years so perhaps time with a deeeear oolllllld childhood friend just isn’t in the cards. Sigh. Love ya man......anyway. ??

Sep
02
Sep 02, 2019 at 9:23 AM

Welcome, welcome, Amador!
Sure hope you can make it in October.
Have fun sifting around the site for pictures, news, and chatter.
Kathryn

Kathryn McDowell posted a message. New comment added.
Aug
16
Aug 16, 2019 at 8:53 AM

Posted on: Aug 15, 2019 at 6:11 AM

Sharon 2017, 45th Reunion

Aug
03
Aug 03, 2019 at 10:12 PM

YAY! Lin is on the SHS Site! Welcome, Welcome. Hope you have fun with it. K

Jun
14
Jun 14, 2019 at 6:43 PM
Kathryn McDowell has left an In Memory comment for Steve Clayton.
Jun 14, 2019 at 6:33 PM

Steven Dwight Clayton     Birth   28 Jan 1951     Death  21 Jan 1982 (aged 30)    Apache County, Arizona

BURIAL      Green Acres Memorial Park Scottsdale

Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona, Sunday, January 24, 1982     Phoenix pilot is found dead in wreckage of light plane.     A Phoenix man was found dead Saturday in the wreckage of a light plane east of Show Low, the Apache County Sheriff’s Office said.  The victim was identified as Steven Dwight Clayton, 30, address unavailable. He apparently was the only person on board. The wreckage of the plane, which disappeared Thursday night, was found about two miles south of Marshell Flat, between McNary and Vernon, officers said. The aircraft had disappeared on a flight from Borger, Texas, to Deer Valley Airport in north Phoenix, with a planned stop at the St. Johns airfield. A search was launched after authorities at Pinetop had picked up a signal from an emergency locater. A search plane located the wreckage about 10 a.m.

Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona, Wednesday, January 27, 1982     SCOTTSDALE – Services for Steven D. Clayton, 30, who was a charter pilot and a flight attendant for Republic Airlines, will be 2 p.m. today in Shumway’s Lakeshore Mortuary, 1815 S. Dobson, Mesa.

Mr. Clayton was injured fatally Jan. 21, 1982, in an accident at the Show Low Airport. He came to Scottsdale 27 years ago from Oklahoma and graduated from Scottsdale High School in 1969 and received his bachelors of science degree in business administration at Arizona State University in 1975. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl; mother, Dorene; two sisters and a brother; and two grandmothers. He was the son of the late Billy Elmer Fritts (1921–1953)  and the adopted son of the late Tom Henry Clayton.  

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I continued my research on some of our Obits and not only discovered info on Steve Clayton’s airplane crash (see attached) but also found that his birth father died in Korea when Steve was just 18 months old.  Dad was 30 yrs of age.  He was raised by Clayton (and apparently adopted by him).  You can read it all on this site: http://www.militaryhallofhonor.com/honoree-record.php?id=224402   Be sure to click on the additional tabs after “Bio” to see his medals (including the Distinquished Service Cross) and commendations.

Jun
12
Jun 12, 2019 at 11:01 PM

Cheri - Thank you for jumping in!

Kathryn McDowell posted a message. New comment added.
Jun
13
Jun 13, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 at 10:54 PM

Wonderful picture! Nice to see your smile now and in person in October. K

Kathryn McDowell added a comment on her Profile.
Jun
06
Jun 06, 2019 at 8:41 PM
Jun
03
Jun 03, 2019 at 8:07 PM

Hello All - I have permission from classmate Linda Whittemore Sherman to post on her behalf that today her husband of 43 years, Tom Sherman, was interred at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix at Pinnacle Peak Road and Cave Creek Road. Tom passed away May 21st. in Phoenix at the age of 79.

Tom was a delightful man with a pixie smile and eyes. A strongly proud Marine, Tom was on one of the ships off of Cuba in 1962 during the missile crisis, waiting for the orders, which fortunately never came. He told one of his sons: "I had never been so scared in my life!" And he continued his bright demeanor along with the Marine strength and resolve as he dealt with multiple health challenges the past few years.
He was wonderfully celebrated by lifelong coworkers and friends, children, grandchildren, and neighbors.

If you would like to contact Linda, you can send her a private message through this website by going to her name in our long list of Profiles and clicking on her name. This will take you to a page that allows you to "Send Linda a private message" It is written in blue. under the photos. If you would like a reply, please include your regular personal email in the body of your text.
You can also reach her via Facebook as Linda Sherman - several of you are already on her friends list.
Linda is doing well. And those of you who have already made this journey yourselves know the feelings, thoughts, needs, wishes and desires do not end with a memorial service.
I invite you to join me in wrapping her in peace, strength and love as she continues her journey without him.

Jun
01
Jun 01, 2019 at 6:23 PM

Marcia - so glad you will join us in October! Come on down to Phx any time!
k

Kathryn McDowell posted a message. New comment added.
Jun
03
Jun 03, 2019 at 3:36 PM

Posted on: Jun 01, 2019 at 6:10 PM

Charles - great pictures! Thanks for sharing them. I had no idea you were a "local western dude".

Jun
01
Jun 01, 2019 at 6:01 PM

Hey Bill - So glad you and Christy are going to be at the reunion - nice to be part of your "global travels" :-) K

Kathryn McDowell has left an In Memory comment for Dennis Smith.
May
24
May 24, 2019 at 10:33 AM

Dennis Edwin Smith.    Born in Phoenix 30 Mar 1951.    Deceased in Madeville, Louisiana  25 Feb 2006  Children: Jim  born 1972.  Deceased 1989

Father:   Clinton Melvin Smith  1914 - 1963.    Mother: Eleanor Allen Smith.  1915 - 1983. Mesa, AZ        Brother:  Clinton Melvin Smith.  1941 - 1998. Phoenix 

info from Ancestry.com and Find-A-Grave.com.  2019

Anyome with information on Dennis’ life or passing, feel free to post it or links about him on this page, or email the info to Kathryn McDowell who will post it for you.  

 

Kathryn McDowell added a comment on her Profile.
May
15
May 15, 2019 at 4:53 PM
Apr
25
Apr 25, 2019 at 11:22 AM

Ahhhh...the middle of the night typos. I am very familiar with the syndrome. ??.

Hi Anna - It’s nice to hear from you and soooo glad you will make it to the reunion, and thank you for joining the website.

To make changes to your data, sign on and on the left navigation pane - in the second grouping of boxes labeled MEMBER FUNCTIONS - click on EDIT CONTACT INFO. You can easily make changes there.
If you still have questions don’t hesitate to contact me.

All the best -
Kathryn

Kathryn McDowell has left an In Memory comment for Robert Lloyd.
Mar
17
Mar 17, 2019 at 10:33 AM

Hide Comments
Posted: Apr 29, 2019 at 11:39 AM
Posted: Dec 22, 2018 at 9:50 PM
Posted: Nov 26, 2014 at 7:32 AM
Posted: Nov 26, 2014 at 7:32 AM
Posted: Nov 26, 2014 at 7:32 AM
Posted: Nov 26, 2014 at 7:32 AM