Barbara Ann McDowra, 87, of Paris, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at The Home Place of Paris.
Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Mike Merritt & Duane Hamil officiating. Music will be provided by Wade White. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Barbara, the daughter of Thomas Frank Malone & Allie Mae Harris Malone was born Jan. 17, 1935, in Paris.
She graduated from East Lamar High School. On Feb. 11, 1956, she married Reginald McDowra, building 36 years of family and memories before his death on June 30, 1992.
She worked several years at the Lamar County Courthouse for the Lamar County Tax Assessor Collector. Later she owned & operated McDowra Grocery in Pattonville. Barbara always served others; she was in charge of the community flowers at Pattonville when a member of the community passed away, she was secretary/treasurer for the Pattonville Volunteer Fire Department, and secretary for Pattonville Water Supply. She was a member of The Cowboy Church.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Reginald, and her brother, Charles “Buddy” Malone.
Survivors include three sons, Reggie McDowra & wife Jaleta, Keith McDowra & wife Ammie, and Thomas McDowra & wife Toni, grandchildren, Chris McDowra & wife Rebecca, Pam Whitaker & husband Eric, Nicholas McDowra, Brock McDowra & Milissa, Justin McDowra, Jakob McDowra, Alec McDowra, Zac Williams & wife Dara, Tracy Scott & Kevin Hall, and Carly Crow & husband Tim, great grandchildren, Matthew, Joseph, Kia & Joshua McDowra, Dakota & Kenzee McDowra, Jayden, Jake & Jace Whitaker, Nick Jr. & Bentley McDowra, Hannah Upchurch, and Garrett Fletcher, a sister-in-law, Sue Malone, and two nephews, Tommy Malone & wife Marsha and Tony Malone & wife Debbie along with many friends.
Casket bearers will be: Mike Clement, Lewis Merritt, Randy Connot, David Bryan, Brock McDowra, and Justin McDowra.
The family would like to extend special appreciation to Linda Hood, all the staff at The Home Place and Platinum Hospice for the care and attention given their loved one.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Pattonville Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 96, Pattonville, TX 75468.
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