Katie Maxwell Dowdy

August 30, 1926 - October 20, 2013 -

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

She was born Aug. 30, 1926, in Mayfield, Utah, to Clarence Ephram and Kate Marie Scow.

She was a high school graduate and a mother of six. She was married to Archie Maxwell and later to Joe Dowdy. She lived in Oregon City, Ogden, Utah, and Reno, Nev.

She packed parachutes during World War II and was a fan of the Hollywood movie stars, especially Elizabeth Taylor.

She was a member of the Mayfield LDS Church.

Survivors include her sons, Bob Maxwell, of Canby, Bill Maxwell, of Reno, Ben Maxwell, of Vancouver, Wash., and Barry Maxwell, of Aloha; daughter, Becky Collier, of Vancouver, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Her son Buddy Maxwell preceded her in death.

A viewing was held Monday, Oct. 28, at Canby Funeral Chapel. A graveside service was held Monday, Oct. 28, at Mountain View Cemetery in Oregon City.

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