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Katie Bell Maxwell Dowdy

Aug. 30, 1926-Oct. 20, 2013-


Katie Bell Maxwell Dowdy died Oct. 20, 2013, in Molalla. She was 87.

She was born on Aug. 30, 2013 in Mayfield, Utah, to Clarence Ephram and Kate Marie Scow. She was a high school graduate and a mother of six. She lived in Ogden, Utah, Oregon City, and Reno, Nev.

She was married to Archie Maxwell, and was later married to Joe Dowdy. During WWII, she packed parachutes as part of the war effort. She was a huge fan of the Hollywood movie stars, especially Elizabeth Taylor. She was also a member of the Mayfield LDS church.

She is survived by sons Bob Maxwell, of Canby, Bill Maxwell, of Reno, Nev., Ben Maxwell, of Vancouver, Wash., Barry Maxwell, of Aloha; daughter Becky Collier, of Vancouver, Wash.; 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Buddy Maxwell.

The service was Oct. 28, at Mountain View Cemetery in Oregon City. Arrangements by the Canby Funeral Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Molalla Manor Care Center, 301 Ridings Ave., Molalla, Ore.