Sarah McDow

May 9, 1941May 19, 2019

On Sunday, May 19th, 2019, Sarah Lena McDow, loving mother, wife and grandmother, passed away at the age of 78. Sarah was born on May 9th, 1941 in Marshall to Marilyn (Hill) and Joe Morton. After growing up in Marshall, she married Danny Wayne McDow on September 18th, 1959 and went on to raise three children: two sons, Danny Jr. and Bruce and a daughter, Tracey. After many years of employment as a manager of College Cleaners in Tyler, she enjoyed her retirement by watching her family grow to include seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Sarah was preceded in death by her parents; her oldest son, Danny McDow, Jr.; a brother, Benton Morton and a sister, Tina Sanders. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Danny McDow, Sr.; daughter, Tracey McDow; son, Bruce McDow and his wife, Tami; brother, Joe Morton of Houston; several nieces and nephews and a large group of grandkids and great-grandkids who lovingly call her, "Hamama", because the first born grandchild could not pronounce the word "Grandmamma".

Visitation will be at Lloyd James Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. A private burial will be held at Harris Chapel Cemetery in Beckville.

If donations are preferred in lieu of flowers, we request they be made to Hospice of East Texas Homeplace, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, Texas 75701.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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