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Mary McDowell, 79 year old Ft. Supply resident, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018 at her home in Ft. Supply surrounded by her loving family. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2018 in the Billings Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Todd White officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

Mary Ellen (Loucks) McDowell was born July 7, 1938 in Forestburg, Texas to Charles Edward and Rhoda Jane (Owen) Loucks. Mary grew up in the Texas panhandle before moving to Woodward. She attended Woodward schools. Mary was married to Joe Bruce (J.B.) McDowell on May 2, 1955 in Buffalo, Oklahoma. They were married for 55 ½ years. They made their first home in Woodward for 13 years before moving to Guymon where they lived for a short period before moving to Edmond. They made their home in Edmond for 23 years. In 1991, the family moved to Ft. Supply and she has lived there since that time.

Marys main job was a wife, mother, and grandmother. They owned and operated the McDowells Short Stop in Ft. Supply from 1991 until 2001. She enjoyed bowling, playing bingo, fishing and hunting and singing.

She was a member of the Church of Christ. Mary loved spending time with her husband, her children, and her grandchildren. They were always doing things together.

She is survived by three sons: Bruce McDowell and wife Pam of May, Glen McDowell and wife Patty of Ava, Missouri, Osa McDowell and wife Susan of Ft. Supply; two daughters: Vickey Wachtel and husband Norman of Houston, Texas, Barbara Appleton and husband JC of Buffaol; two brothers: Jimmy Don Loucks, Carl Bo Sandt; one sister, Barbara Newton and husband Ken of Belfield, North Dakota; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Willie Loucks, her husband J.B. McDowell on December 18, 2010, one sister, Cleta Gifford; three grandsons: Justin Clay McDowell, Joseph Allen McDowell, Osa Kyle Buddy McDowell Jr. and one great-granddaughter Alyssa Massa.

Remembrances may be shared online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com
Published on February 26, 2018
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