Mary Dowen Obituary
 
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Mary Catherine Dowen

February 26, 1926 - February 25, 2013
Obituary

Mary Catherine McGuigan Dowen, 86, of Terre Haute, passed away at Springhill Village on February 25, 2013. Mary was born in Universal, IN on February 26, 1926 to Patrick and Helen (Conway) McGuigan. Mary graduated from Garfield High School. She worked at Gillis Drugstore, downtown, while waiting for Jim to return from serving in the Army during WWII. He returned in December of 1945 and they were married on January 27, 1946. She proudly raised their children and returned to work at Hooks Drugstore for 8 years. Mary and Jim grew up on North Fourth Street and they lived all of their married life just a few blocks away on North Center...
Mary Catherine McGuigan Dowen, 86, of Terre Haute, passed away at Springhill Village on February 25, 2013. Mary was born in Universal, IN on February 26, 1926 to Patrick and Helen (Conway) McGuigan. Mary graduated from Garfield High School. She worked at Gillis Drugstore, downtown, while waiting for Jim to return from serving in the Army during WWII. He returned in December of 1945 and they were married on January 27, 1946. She proudly raised their children and returned to work at Hooks Drugstore for 8 years. Mary and Jim grew up on North Fourth Street and they lived all of their married life just a few blocks away on North Center Street.

Mary and Jim raised three children, son James Allen Dowen (wife Margaret who is deceased); son Frank Scott and his wife Amy; daughter Carole Nasser and her husband Abe. Mary and Jim also had nine grandchildren: Becky Connell and her husband Bart, Margaret O'Toole and her husband Ron, Mary Thatcher and her husband Troy, Amy Connally and her husband Stan, Ashley and Elizabeth Dowen, Abe Nasser and his wife Emily, and Annie Bacon and her husband Nathan. She had 15 great-grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years in 1998, a sister, Betty Burns, and a grandson, Scott M. Dowen.
Private family services will be held. Thomas Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Springhill Village who made Mary's final years very comfortable.

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