Ralph Edward McDowell
Ralph Edward McDowell passed away at the age of 69 in Abilene, KS on Saturday September 20, 2014 at his home, of Congestive Heart Failure. He was born on June 19, 1945 in Salina, KS to Doris Mae Butler Moses and “Mac or MG” Milford Gayle McDowell. They took their new baby boy home to Abilene, KS where he lived his entire life and went to school. After he got out of high school, he married his high school sweetheart Cenita J. Young. They had two sons and lived happily for 37 years until her untimely death in 2002.
Ralph had been working in tire and co-op service all his life. Loved chatting with people and having a good time at whatever he was doing. He never turned a friend away whether it be for a chat, a favor or just a beer. Ralph was a member of the Abilene Eagles Aerie #2934 for almost 50 years until it closed a year ago last August; there or anywhere he was the “perfect” social animal of the human world, and he loved “Buck & Buster” in the animal world. He had a wonderful smile, fantastic dancer and enough charm he could conquer the world single handedly.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Cindy Alfers McDowell; sister, Louise Habacker; two sons, Kelly (Kim) McDowell, Casey (Kristi); two grandchildren, Taylor and Logan McDowell; two step daughters, Jessica Luther & Christa Crable; one step son, Mike Young and eight step grandchildren Jade, Lela & Presli Crable, Meghan, Jordynn & Wyatt Loghry, Madison & Sidney Luther.
The family has chosen cremation. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Thursday, September 25th, at the Life House Church 420 N.W. 2nd in Abilene. Inurnment will follow in the Abilene Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:30 – 6:30 PM Wednesday, September 24th, at the Danner Funeral Home. The family has suggested memorial contributions in his name be made to the Ralph McDowell Memorial Fund. They may be left at the church the day of the service or left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Ks. 67410.
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