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(October 26, 1924 – September 7, 2011)

Patricia Dowker, 86, of Midland, died on Sept. 7, 2011 at Cascades Senior Living. Pat was born in Edenville on Oct. 26, 1924 to the late Edward and Ida (Clark) Carrigan. Pat’s loving husband John Dowker predeceased her. Pat was a member of Eastern Star at Rebecca Lodge. She owned and operated the John Dowker Trucking Co., and drove a public school bus for many years. Pat is survived by her niece Arlene (Russ) Sugar and many great nieces and nephews. Pat was predeceased by her sisters, Dorothy Boman, Lee Quirk, Mae A. McNett; brothers, Elmer, Edward and Ralph “Flip” Carrigan. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, with Reverend Dave Mulder of Homer United Methodist Church officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Burial will follow at the Midland Memorial Gardens. A luncheon will be served at the Homer United Methodist Church. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Homer United Methodist Church. Smith-Miner Funeral Home is assisting the family.Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.