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William L. McDow

William L. McDow, 74, of rural Meeker, died suddenly June 26, 2006, at the Memorial Hospital of Craig. William Lee McDow was born Dec. 15, 1931, in Anniston, Ala., the oldest of eight children born to William David and Flora Mae (Dutton) McDow. He married Frances Louise Dutton May 19, 1950.Mr. McDow worked for many years in the iron and construction welding business. Later in life, he and his wife operated a mobile home set-up business in Rifle. At the time of his death, he was a clerk in the Rifle Wal-Mart sporting goods department. Mr. McDow loved to fish and spend time outdoors, often spending hours on his front porch, field glasses in hand, counting deer and wildlife in the hills and woods surrounding his home.In addition to his beloved wife of 56 years, he is survived by sons William McDow Jr., of Meeker, James and Franklin, both of Brooksville, Fla., David, of Blackshear, Ga., Douglas, of Meeker, Ronald, of Orlando, Fla., and Walter, of Brooksville; grandchildren Cpl. Nathan McDow, United States Marine Corp., stationed at Camp Pendleton, Carlina, Krystal, Jackie, Troy, Pam, Pvt. Second Class Adam McDow, U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Eustis, Virginia, Justin, David Jr., Daniel, Doug Jr., and Melissa Ann; six great-grandchildren; brothers Frank, Gary, Alvin, Wayne; and one sister, Mary. He was preceded in death by brothers Ralph and Rodney.There will be visitation and time of sharing with the family at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Meeker United Methodist Church. Services will conclude at the church. Cochran Memorial Chapels has been entrusted with the arrangements.


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