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Hixson-Snider Funeral Home

205 E. Harrison St., DeQuincy, LA

OBITUARY

Carol "Poochie" Ann Dowers

December 25, 1936June 28, 2020
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Carol Ann "Poochie" Dowers was born on Christmas Day, 1936 and even married the love of her life on Christmas Day, 1956. She passed away June 28, 2020 at the age of 83, surrounded by her family.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Bill Dowers, Sr. "Sarge"; one son, Bill Dowers, Jr. and wife Cindy; two daughters, Cathy Ann Kurth and husband Mike and Caran Lee Shaheen; 13 grandchildren, Jake Dowers and wife Christin, Hank Shaheen and wife Julia, Anna Reuber and husband Mike, Matthew Shaheen and wife Kayla, Lexi Fontenot and husband Justin, Ryan Kurth, Traci Frederick and husband Jude, Carolee Shaheen, Dr. Emmalee Shaheen, Kellee Powell and husband Evan, Billy Kurth, Mette Kurth and husband Jeff Frotten and Michael Brandeis and wife Gayle; 20 great-grandchildren; and one on the way, Barret Dowers, Landry Reuber, Maddox Reuber, Elizabeth Reuber, Caden Fontenot, Collin Fontenot, Rhett Fontenot, Jolie Fontenot, Justin Fontenot, Rhys Fontenot, Ava Frederick, Aubrey Frederick, P.J. Frederick, Justin Underwood, Spencer Underwood, Asher Brandeis, Chelsey Shaheen, Bear Shaheen, Cyblee Shaheen, Jude Shaheen, and Bradlee Powell on the way.

Poochie is survived by two sisters, Wanda Lee Broussard of Port Angeles, Washington and Paralee Smith of DeQuincy; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Prentiss and Gladys Price; and her brothers-in-law, Sam Smith and Fred Broussard.

Poochie was a retired school teacher of 25 years and also taught Sunday School at the DeQuincy United Methodist Church most of her adult life. She was a member of the Calcasieu Association of Educators. She was treasurer of the NCO Wives Club at Fort Hood, Texas. She was a former member of the DeQuincy Federated Service League and the DeQuincy Contact Club for many years. She loved spending time with her family and her friends.

Services will be at DeQuincy United Methodist Church on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:00am, with Rev. James Barrett officiating. Visitation will be at DeQuincy United Methodist Church on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm. Visitation will resume at the church on Thursday, from 8:00am until the time of the service. Burial will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the DeQuincy United Methodist Church, 301 E. Center St, DeQuincy, LA. 70633.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Jordan and Amanda Mothershed Hixson-Snider Funeral Home, 205 E. Harrison St. in DeQuincy, Louisiana.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonsnider.com.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Bill Dowers, Sr. "Sarge"; one son, Bill Dowers, Jr. and wife Cindy; two daughters, Cathy Ann Kurth and husband Mike and Caran Lee Shaheen; 13 grandchildren, Jake Dowers and wife Christin, Hank Shaheen and wife Julia, Anna Reuber and husband Mike, Matthew Shaheen and wife Kayla, Lexi Fontenot and husband Justin, Ryan Kurth, Traci Frederick and husband Jude, Carolee Shaheen, Dr. Emmalee Shaheen, Kellee Powell and husband Evan, Billy Kurth, Mette Kurth and husband Jeff Frotten and Michael Brandeis and wife Gayle; 20 great-grandchildren; and one on the way, Barret Dowers, Landry Reuber, Maddox Reuber, Elizabeth Reuber, Caden Fontenot, Collin Fontenot, Rhett Fontenot, Jolie Fontenot, Justin Fontenot, Rhys Fontenot, Ava Frederick, Aubrey Frederick, P.J. Frederick, Justin Underwood, Spencer Underwood, Asher Brandeis, Chelsey Shaheen, Bear Shaheen, Cyblee Shaheen, Jude Shaheen, and Bradlee Powell on the way.
    Poochie is survived by two sisters, Wanda Lee Broussard of Port Angeles, Washington and Paralee Smith of DeQuincy; and several nieces and nephews.


    She was preceded in death by her parents, Prentiss and Gladys Price; and her brothers-in-law, Sam Smith and Fred Broussard.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jake Dowers, Active Bearer
  • Hank Shaheen, Active Bearer
  • Matthew Shaheen, Active Bearer
  • Ryan Kurth, Active Bearer
  • Billy Kurth, Active Bearer
  • Charlie Smith, Active Bearer
  • Sam Smith, Jr, Active Bearer
  • Fred Broussard, Jr, Active Bearer

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Visitation Resumes

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

Memories

Carol "Poochie" Ann Dowers

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Shannon Fisher Haggard

July 5, 2020

So blessed to have known her. She always had a smile and a kind word for me. Her and her sweet family have always been a part of my life. Wish I could be there to celebrate her life with all of you. My prayers and love are with all of you.

Shannon

Gwen Chapper

July 1, 2020

To her husband Bill,children and family:
I’m sorry for your loss of your beloved Carol “Poochie” Dowers.
I’m glad I had the honor of working with Carol at D.E.S .Her service as an educator is a job well done and she made such a big difference !She will be missed but her precious memories remain forever in your ♥️ hearts. A chain has been broken but will link again.
Psalms 34:18-God is close to the broken-hearted.
Our sympathy to the family
Gwen Chapper And Family
(Dequincy hometown village)
Lake Charles, La-residents

Rosalind LeCompte

July 1, 2020

Praying for ya'll during this sad time; I know she was very special and she loved you dearly...........Peace be with all of you as you cherish the memories. God Bless and Keep You!!

Cindy Milner

June 30, 2020

Rest In Peace, my sweet beautiful Mrs. Dowers! When I think of her, I see and feel the warm loving smile she always gave me and it still embraces my ❤️- she will be missed by many!

Sondra Stark

June 30, 2020

Poochie, one of my dearest friends! I will miss you forever. You were my greatest fan and I’m so grateful that you were always so visible In My life!! Thank you for sharing your family with me I love them so much!! Until we meet again beautiful lady!!

Kelley Owens

June 30, 2020

Poochie was my second mom. She always encouraged and loved me even long after I moved from DeQuincy. Anytime I went to see mom and visited DeQuincy UMC she always greeted me and gave a much needed hug. I will always remember this sweet servant and the hospitality she extended whenever I stayed in her home. She will be missed by so many! I love you, Poochie!

Many prayers for Mr. Bill, Bill, Cathy and Caran and the extended families in the days to come. Before you know it we'll all be together again because of our shared faith in Jesus!

Kelley

Joanne Burnett

June 30, 2020

Precious lady
She was always so thoughtful
Gave me many gifts and treated mine as her own
Love and prayers

Katie Core

June 29, 2020

Thinking of your family and praying for perfect peace that comes only from the Holy Spirit. May God Bless you all.

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