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Rebecca Virginia Dowdy

August 3, 1931 — August 10, 2023

Rebecca Virginia Dowdy passed away on August 10, 2023, in Schulenburg, Texas.  She was born on August 3, 1931, in Gainesville, Texas to Ben Dudenhoeffer and Virginia (Odom) Dudenhoeffer.

Funeral services will be held at Sneed-Carnley Funeral Chapel, 201 E. 3rd St. Lampasas, TX, on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 11 am with a visitation an hour prior.  Interment will follow at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery, 14502 N. Interstate Hwy. 35 Pflugerville, TX, 78660.

Rebecca grew up in Amarillo, Texas.  She graduated from Amarillo High School in 1947.  After high school, she was a bookkeeper/accountant for Austin ISD Food Services.  After she retired, she and Dan moved to Lampasas, Texas.  She was a member of First Baptist Church.  Rebecca started the Triple L (Live, Laugh, Love) Club, and organized many activities, birthday celebrations and trips for the members.  The Lampasas Mission was one of her most notable accomplishments.  Many hours of volunteer work were dedicated to serving people in need.

Rebecca married Dan Dowdy in 1948 in Mangum, Oklahoma.  They were happily married for 64 years.  Rebecca enjoyed reading and studying her bible, playing card games, dominoes, cooking, volunteering, traveling, and serving others.  She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly.

Rebecca was preceded in death by her husband, Dan, her son, Ray Dowdy; two brothers, Paul and Joe Dudenhoeffer and both her parents.

Rebecca is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Dahse (Howard); five grandchildren, Aaron Hilscher, Heather Mangum, Justin Dowdy, Natalie Hooker, and Reagan Dowdy along with nine great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Lampasas Mission, P.O. Box 51, Lampasas, TX, 76550 or Hospice Brazos Valley, 1048 North Jefferson, LaGrange, TX, 78945.

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Visitation

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Sneed - Carnley Funeral Chapel and Cremations

201 E 3rd St, Lampasas, TX 76550

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Sneed - Carnley Funeral Chapel and Cremations

201 E 3rd St, Lampasas, TX 76550

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