Darlene Dowd

darlene dowd

January 20, 1948 ~ September 28, 2007

Resided in: Pueblo West, CO

Darlene Dowd, 59, lovingly known as Weegee, ultimately won her battle with cancer on September 28, 2007. Survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Jerry Dowd; daughters, Michelle (Lonnie) Hartke and Penny (Grant) Grinstead; father, Amos Foster; sister, Tricia (Gary) Bottoms; grandkids, her pride and joy, Megan and Missy Finch, Weston and Aubree Grinstead; step-grandchildren, Ray and Brianna Hartke. numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her mother, Betty Foster. Darlene was born January 20, 1948, in Santa Fe, N.M. She worked as a secretary for the Federal Government. Darlene loved music and her grandchildren. Viewing from 10 a.m to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Private entombment prior to the service. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2007, at Parkhill Baptist Church, 4235 Parkhill Place, with Pastor Douglas Cox officiating. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com ********

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  1. Jerry, Penny, Shelly & families…
    Sending ya’ll lots of love and we are still holding ya’ll up in prayer….. Will, Jackie, Kim, Bill, Greg and families

  2. We met Darlene in 2002 when she attended our family reunion with her father and family. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. God Bless her family, and also her father, cousin Amos. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. The memorial service was a beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady (inside & out). My thoughts & prayers are with you in the days ahead. God bless & keep you all.

  4. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss.
    Please do not hesitate to call us if you need anything. 547-4719

    Your neighbors, Don & Kathy.

  5. Jerry Dowd & family

    I met you and Weegee a long time ago through your brother, Larry. Then I had the pleasure of meeting Weegee a second time and working with her at the Pueblo Depot Activity. She was always kind, had a smile for everyone, very positive. I remember her excitement of being a grandmother for the first time and the pictures she had brought for all to enjoy. Her family brought her a lot of happiness, and I am sure she will be missed by all who loved her.

    Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Penny and family,
    I am sorry to hear of Darlene’s passing. She was a great woman and an awesome mom. She was like a second mom to me thru our school years always there when we needed lunch, a ride or a friend. I will never forget all the things she did for me or the kind words she always had. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. I worked with Darlene at EVANS and even though I hadn’t seen her since she left I had kept up on her condition through another co-worker. I was very sad to hear of her passing but also grateful that she is no longer suffering. Even though I only worked with her for a short time I enjoyed that time. My prayers are with her family. May God be with you and keep you wrapped in his loving arms during this time.

    Mrs. Sharon Towner

  8. Jerry and Family,

    I want you to know that you will be in my prayers. Darlene will be greatly missed. What a blessing she was to me. May the Lord cover you in his strength. With Love, Tammy Jackson

  9. Dear Penny & Grant,

    We are saddened at the news of your mother’s passing and assure you of our prayers and thoughts. Please give our condolences to the rest of your family.

    Tim & Deb Tyler and family

  10. Penny and family,
    We were very sad to hear of your loss. In a time like this it is so good to know how our LORD cares. We love you and will continue to pray God’s peace & comfort will be poured out on you all.

  11. Jerry,
    Michelle and family,
    Penny and family,

    To all of you–please know we care and share this difficult time with you!
    We extend our sincere love and sympathy to you. May you feel the Lord’s love, peace, strength and encouragement in a special way. She is safe in the arms of Jesus now. Our loss, is her gain! Remember she will always be with you in your hearts, “only a memory away”!
    Lovingly, Verne and Nancy Luellen

  12. Jerry, Shelley and Penny

    I know there are no words that can really comfort you at a time like this, but please know that our hearts and prayers are with you. Your mother was a strong woman who loved you very much. Now she can keep watch over those grandkids from heaven.

    With your permission, we have chosen not to send flowers. Instead we have made a donation to the American Cancer Society in Weegee’s name, in hopes that a cure will be found and others might find hope from your loss.

    I wish there was some way we could be there with you, but circumstances will not allow it right now. You are in our prayers.

    Frank, Lori, Amber, Wes and Brittany Hegar

  13. Penny and family,
    We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you throughout this difficult time.

  14. Uncle Jerry, Shelly, and Penny,

    I was saddened to hear of Aunt Weegee’s passing. Please know that you’re all in our thoughts and prayers.


  15. To Jerry and Family…..I just read of your loss in today’s online Chieftain. Please accept my condolences and prayers for you all.



  17. Jerry, Shelly, and Penny,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your loss.

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