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David Lyle Dowden – July 8, 2018

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

David Lyle Dowden
Sunrise July 16, 1943
Sunset July 8, 2018

On July 16, 1943, David was born to parents Donald and Vida Dowden. He was the oldest of 4 siblings born at the Potters Maternity Home in Susanville, Ca. On July 8, 2018, David passed away and went on to be with his beloved wife, Karen Dowden, who passed on June 1, 2013.

David lived a very fulfilled life, he was awarded a purple heart while on his 3rd tour of Vietnam as a door gunner. He met his wife during his first tour in Vietnam and married shortly after his tour ended when he was honorably discharged for being wounded in combat. When he returned home he took pleasure in many outdoor activities, such as fishing, camping, and hunting. As time went on, David and Karen settled down and had 2 children. Son David Kenneth Dowden on February 17, 1971, and daughter Martha Jean Allison on May 28, 1974. David was survived by his 2 children, 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on August 11, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at the Diamond Crest Cemetary. Potluck to follow at the Lassen Senior Center, 1700 Sunkist Avenue.


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