Monday, April 4, 2011

Leada Josephine (McGowen) Dawson

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Leada Josephine McGowen Dawson was born Oct. 20, 1907, at Wittspring, Searcy Co., Arkansas, the second child of nine children of Martin Ross and Martha Janey Fain McGowen.

Leada died January 25, 1994, at West Valley Hospital of natural causes. She was 86 years, 3 months and 5 days. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 31, 1994, at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Interment will follow at the Middleton Cemetery.

At age 13, her parents moved to Prague, Oklahoma, where she was raised. She lived also in New Mexico, Kansas and Idaho. She met and married Samuel H. Gill, Dec. 5, 1926, and he died in 1935. They had three children, and one child, Samuel of Lenore, Idaho, survives. She then married Boyd E. Dowers, May 25, 1937, and they later were divorced. To this union were born two children, and one child survives, Bill D. Dowers of Caldwell. She then married Clifford W. Dawson, Jan. 18, 1947, and he died Sept. 30, 1957. In addition to her two surviving children, she is survived by a sister, Alice B. Dawson, and a brother, William E. McGowen, both of Caldwell; twelve grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at Dakan Chapel, Monday, Jan. 31, 1994, with interment following at Middleton Cemetery.

Clifford Wilbert Dawson
Boyd E. Dowers
Samuel H. Gill


Martin Ross McGowen
Martha Jannie (Fain) McGowen

Mary L. (McGowen) Thomas
Hessie "Alcie" Isa Belle (McGowen) Dawson
Jessie M.R. McGowen
Mildred Elsie McGowen
Perry Ames McGowen
Perlie Euliss McGowen
Mary Lousendia McGowen

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