Marguerite “Marge” F. McDowell, 93, passed away April 8, 2010, in Gresham, Ore.
Services were held Tuesday, April 13, at 11 a.m. at Cascade Chapel Assembly of God Church in Cascade Locks, Ore.
Marge was born April 9, 1916, in Akron, Ohio, to William and Amanda (Stover) Frederich. She loved to sing and took voice lessons as a young woman. She used her talent to sing solo in churches throughout her life.
Marge moved from Akron in 1958 with her family to Cascade Locks, Ore. She was a homemaker — literally — building four different homes for her family alongside her husband. She also worked as a bookkeeper for many businesses and her church.
She enjoyed providing for her family by vegetable gardening and she loved flowers. She spent many enjoyable hours working crossword puzzles.
She moved with her husband and son to Australia in 1969. When they retired in 1980, they returned to Cascade Locks to be near their children and grandchildren. She was an active member of the Cascade Chapel Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by four children: Judy (Dan) Bausch, Kathy (Don) Strain, Barbara (Mike) Irving and Lon McDowell; grandchildren Sean, Troy, Marnie, Kirk, Tyson and Mason; and nine great-grandchildren.
Marge was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; her parents; brother Bill; and sister Helen.
The family expresses much gratitude to the many caregivers at the end of her life: John and Tina Ghinga, Legacy Mt. Hood Hospital, The Village nursing home, Adventist hospital and Legacy Hospice.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Cascade Chapel Assembly of God Church in care of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000.
Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a condolence for the Kirby family.
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