Colleen R. Dowie, 89, of Cedar Rapids passed away April 3, 2021. A private family graveside service will take place at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories Mausoleum.
Following the continued guidance from health officials, physical distancing must be practiced which requires a limited number of people allowed into the visitation at one time. The use of facemasks or shields is required.
Colleen was born to Ralph and Mary (Cox) Edwards on October 20,1931 in Des Moines. She married the love of her life Eugene Dowie on September 2, 1950. She had the most important job of being a mother to four children. She had a passion for helping people and demonstrated that as a counselor for AA and as a minister.
She was a very simple and classy women. She loved doing needlepoint and crocheting, going to the casino, gardening, and loved to nap. She especially cherished the time she spent with her family.
Colleen is survived by her loving children Debra, Victoria, Cheryl, and Eugene; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren; and 1 great great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and her beloved husband.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked to donate His Hands Free Clinic of Cedar Rapids.