Sharon Ann Dowen passed away on Jan. 21 at the age of 71.
She was born Aug. 16, 1947, in Wichita, Kansas, to Francis and Eleanor (Gassman) Evans. Sharon was raised in Wichita, Kansas. She graduated from Serra Catholic High School in 1965. Sharon married the love of her life Richard Dowen in June 1971. Sharon shared God’s love by teaching youth while working as the religious education director for 10 years at St. Edward Catholic Church in Keizer. Sharon loved to travel and spent winter’s in San Carlos Mexico, with her husband.
She also loved planning vacations with her 3 granddaughters to the Oregon Coast, Disneyland, and across the US to teach them about their American history.
When she was not traveling, her favorite past time was bead weaving and sitting by the koi pond that her husband tirelessly worked on.
Sharon really lived each day to the fullest, she had such a fun spirit and so much love to give.
Sharon was preceded in death by her father Francis Aaron Evans and mother Eleanor Evans. She is survived by her husband Richard; son Cole Dowen, wife Jenny, daughter Madelyn Alma; daughter Heather Dowen, her partner of 15 years Brad Jensen, daughters Alexis Elle and Alana May. Services for Sharon Dowen will be held at St. Edward Catholic Church in Keizer on Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m., with a rosary prior and reception to follow.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family. www.dallastribute.com.