Kathryn McDowell

Profile Updated: May 24, 2019
Kathryn McDowell
Kathryn McDowell

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Kathryn McDowell

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Kathryn McDowell

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

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Kathryn McDowell has left an In Memory comment for Dennis Smith.
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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.  

 

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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.
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Mar 17, 2019 at 10:33 AM

Kathryn McDowell has left an In Memory comment for Robert Lloyd.
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From Avtar Khalsa:    Posted on: Feb 18, 2019 at 5:38 pm

Buffalo's (Bob Lloyd's) longtime friend Mickey Phoenix posted it on FB after Bob passed. I don't know if he actually played that bass sax, but I love the photo

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Mar 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Marilyn - I love that photo of you above. Glad to be in touch with you. K

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Posted on: Mar 14, 2019 at 1:52 PM

Kathy - it sounds like a wonderful life - all the kids and all! How long have you been in Mesa? I so enjoyed your description and the wonderful energy within it. See you soon - Kathryn

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Thanks Tucker - do you know whre Steve was living when this happened?  Thanks, helps with the search for data.

K

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Posted on: Feb 04, 2019 at 8:25 AM

Linda Dewitt was the first kid and friend I met after leaving Missouri in May 1959. My dad had rented a house around the corner from them near Tonto school in Scottsdale. Dad had met Mr. Dewitt when he was "mowing" the back yard (no fence) and a rock hit Dewitt's window. When he went to apologize, he discovered that Mr. Dewitt was a newly-arrived plumber from Ohio. Dad was a newly-arrived air conditioning/heating guy from Missouri. And it certainly helped when Mother and we four kids arrived 6 months after Dad to have three Dewitt kids to play with - and one was MY age!
It was a delightful summer for me. Living on a farm, I rarely saw schoolmates during the summer and only had siblings to play with. I learned to play jacks and to jump rope with Linda in the summer program at Tonto and thought it was cool to be able to WALK to a school rather than ride the bus. But September came and Tonto was not where either Linda or I enrolled for fall. Her folks bought a house in the Kiabab area. My folks bought one in the Loloma area - but I still had to ride a bus! After two years, I was transferred to the new Paiute - and walking a couple of blocks. :-)
The Dewitts and McDowells continued to socialize through our grade school days and some in high school.
I am so enriched and pleased to have had Lin (now) as that first experience of my new home - and to count her as a special life-long friend today.
This picture was taken in 2017 at one of our Women's Luncheons and is one of my lifetime favorites.

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