Zeller Chapel of the Roses

2107 NE Broadway ST, Portland, OR


Claudeen Jane Dowell

October 25, 1936June 7, 2020

Claudeen Dowell, age 83, passed away Sunday June 7, 2020. She was born October 25, 1936, to Claude and Ruth Slater, in Moore, Oklahoma. She was one of eight children, with siblings Louise, Jeri, Pat, Claudette, Nancy Jo, David, and Kay. Claudeen lived in many states and cities through her life, and most recently called Jarrell, Texas, home. She was a 1954 graduate of Kingsville High School in Ohio, and frequently visited family while attending reunions.

Claudeen liked gardening and her flowers. She loved Christmas, collecting decorations, and making sure the holidays looked perfect. She also loved to travel, especially in her motorhome. She would camp her RV at parks near her children and grandchildren across the country.

She was a great cook and inspired many family recipes, like her Cherry Salad Supreme, which she guarded carefully. Most of all, she loved her family and friends.

She is survived by her children, Danny, Susan, Kevin, and Stephanie; grandchildren, Matt, Jamison, Jill, Darrell, Joey, Chase, Bronson, Grayson, Margot, and Sterling; and great grandchildren Zelan, Luke, Garrett, Charlie Rose, and Reagan.

She is preceded by her parents, husband Fred Dowell, sisters Louise, Jeri, and Kay, and her daughter Jo Ann. She is also survived by her gentleman of ten years, Richard Simon, who was also her high school sweetheart. They reunited at their high school reunion after sixty years.


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Claudeen Jane Dowell

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