Roger Edward Dowdell

Born: Fri., May 15, 1936
Died: Mon., Jul. 17, 2017

Memorial Service

10:30 AM Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
Location: Risen Son Southern Baptist

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Roger Edward Dowdell, 81, passed away July 17, 2017 at Worland Healthcare where he had been a resident since January.

The son of Robert and Rachel (Watson) Dowdell, he was born May 15, 1936 in Louisville, Kentucky. He graduated from Louisville Male High School and was a 1st Lt. in the ROTC. Roger attended Western Kentucky University acquiring a BA in Biology and Agriculture.  He continued with graduate work at Western in biology then counseling and Hebrew at Lincoln Christian College.

He married Helen (Sidebottom) August 24, 1957 in Louisville.

For most of his life Roger was involved in the farm industry. He served as a pastor in various states.  Following retirement he was employed with the Farmers Co-op in Paris, IL. Roger and Helen moved from Paris to Thermopolis, WY in 2001.  He particularly enjoyed raising draft horses, cowboy poetry, storytelling and enjoyed his children and grandkids.

Loved ones surviving include his wife of nearly 60 years, Helen, Thermopolis; daughter, Shannon (Mark) Walker, Thermopolis; son, Roger ( Dawna), Jr of Silt, CO; brothers, Richard (Janice) of Louisville and Ronald (Sue) of New Albany, IN; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; seven nieces and nephews and ten great-nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 12, 10:30 AM at the Risen Son Southern Baptist Church in Thermopolis with Pastor Brian Johnson officiating.

Memorials may be given to the Risen Son Christian School, Messiah’s Mall or the Food Pantry at the church.  

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   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
Please accept my words of sympathy and condolences. Having faith in Almighty God does not mean that we no longer cry or that we forget, but God’s promises give us hope that comforts us. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28, "... all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out ". Jesus was referring to the resurrection; this is our hope gives us power to go on. Revelation 21 : 3,4 " With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say :' Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. ' " My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Michelle Revoir
   Posted Tue July 25, 2017
Helen and family,
Please know that you have my deepest sympathy at this time. Roger was a sweetheart that I greatly enjoyed taking care of while at the Worland nursing home. I greatly enjoyed the talks we had. He was truly blessed with a loving and devoted wife. May God bless you and comfort you. Michelle Revoir

Gary Ferguson
   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
Sorry for your loss. Roger was my favorite pastor at Broadwell. He was instrumental in leading me to accept Christ. He was also a good positive role model to me, as he drove the bus. One of the stabilizing forces to me as a teen, with a less than positive home life.

Thank you brother Roger. May you Rest In Peace. See you on the other side.

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