Ralph McDowell (1932-2009)
Ralph McDowell, age 77, of Ashland, Ky., died Monday morning, Dec. 21, 2009, in Community Hospice Care Center.
He was born Feb. 26, 1932, in Lawrence County, Ky., a son of the late John Michell and Marie Albright McDowell.
He was retired from PPG Industries. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Ashland. He was former owner and proprieter of Rolf Photography in Columbus, Ohio, an accomplished musician with several churches, a pianist for the Journeyman Quartet and an artist.
Surviving are his loving wife of 50 years, Alta "Sally" Caldwell McDowell of Ashland; a son, Mitchell Lute (Paula) McDowell of Ashland; a daughter, Cathy Marie McDowell of South Point, Ohio; brothers, John (Nita) McDowell and Roy (Kim) McDowell, both of Ashland; a sister, Amanda (Cecil) Sloan of Louisa, Ky.; one granddaughter, Tiffany Vassar; a great-granddaughter, Destinee Rearden and a very special friend of the family, Jan Rader.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at the Steen Funeral Home-13th Street Chapel in Ashland by the Rev. Harold Moore, the Rev. Rick Frazier and the Rev. Jim Nichols. Burial will follow in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1701 Winchester Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Online condolences may be sent to www.steenfuneralhomes.com.