Obituary for Dorothy Dowell

Ponca City Now - January 13, 2020 7:22 pm

Dorothy D. Dowell

August 21, 1925 – January 12, 2020

Dorothy Dean “Snyder” Johnson Dowell, age 94, a resident of Perry, OK, went home to be with her Lord on January 12, 2020.

A celebration of her life will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Trout Funeral Home of Perry with Brian Friend officiating. She will be laid to rest at McGuire Cemetery following the celebration.

Dorothy was born on August 21, 1925 to HC (Clifford) and Amy Snyder in Billings, OK. She worked at Montgomery Ward and Charles Machine Works, where she retired in 1991. Dorothy married Orlin Johnson on May 4, 1946 and celebrated 42 years of marriage until his death in 1988. She married Claude Dowell on July 10, 1999 and was married to him until his death in 2005. She loved watching her grandchildren and great grands playing sports. She wanted to be at everything they did and really missed not being there the last year. Dorothy kept a book where she wrote down the stats for the Thunder. She knew all of their names, who was going to play, how many points each one made and called them by name. She was disappointed when Russ left and really missed him and KD. Dorothy also loved OU girls basketball. She loved playing card games, dominoes and bingo with her good friend Frances.

She is survived by her daughters: Shirley VanHoesen and husband Roy (Bub), Darla Johnson and husband Ralph both of Perry; granddaughters: Jennifer Gregg and husband Ross, Mandy Snyder and Travis Lowry, Angel Boone and husband Justin, Bethany Christensen; great-granddaughters: Ciara Pearson and husband Jon, Mariah Gregg, Taleah Gregg, Hadlee Snyder and Annah Boone; great-grandsons: James Christensen and Jaxon Boone; great-great-grandchildren: Saylor, Crew and Averi Pearson.

Dorothy was also preceded in death by her parents, sisters: Velma Collier and Virginia Richardson; brothers: Raymond Snyder, Lawrence Snyder and Robert Snyder.

Casket bearers will be her nephews: Mike Snyder, Randy Snyder, Jack Snyder and her grandsons: Justin Boone, Ross Gregg and Travis Lowry. Honorary casket bearers will be her nephew Richard Snyder, and grandsons: Jon Pearson, Jaxon Boone, James Christensen and Crew Pearson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice in care of Trout Funeral Home of Perry, 1408 N. 7th St., Perry, OK 73077. We invite you to leave a message of condolence, expression of sympathy or perhaps share a memory of Dorothy at

Source: Trout Funeral Home