Barbara Dowell was a loving wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend. She loved people and could always be found surrounded by friends and loved ones. She treasured Christmas time, pool parties, singing and music, traveling and most of all, her grandchildren. Her grandchildren brought out the best in her and they adored their “Mom Mom”. She was mother to four children (Tricia, Brian, Drew & Matt) and remained very close with her sons, daughter and their families as well as her extended family in New York. Barbara loved to travel abroad with her husband George and to spend warm summer nights tending to all the plants in her garden.
Barbara Dowell had a long career working for Avon Products, Inc.; she took pride in a company that celebrated the accomplishments of women and encouraged them to work hard to fulfill their dreams. For twenty years she was a District Sales Manager, hiring many hundreds of representatives, guiding them along their way, inspiring them to success. She earned numerous honors during her time with Avon, including the “Circle of Excellence”.
Barbara’s life was cut too short by cancer at the age of 67. She bravely fought her battle with colorectal cancer from 2006 to 2010. She maintained a positive outlook throughout all of her treatments and she had a deep and true faith.
What she would want others to do in her memory is to enjoy life and embrace family. Barbara would be so proud of all of the participants in Wings of Hope and would be so thankful for their contributions which will surely help other families enjoy each other for many, many long years to come.
– Written by Tricia Kelley Keith