Donald (Schnauzer) Anthony Dowden

March 8 2017

Age 70, Houston

Don passed from this existence to his next with congestive heart failure
on March 8, 2017 at the VA Hospital with his longtime friend Don Gill
beside him. Mr. Dowden is a Navy Veteran. He moved to Houston in 1971.
There will be a grave side service (next to his father and mother) in
Shreveport, La. on April 1st. Donald is the son of late Mary and Lee
Dowden of Bossier City, La. Searcy & Eldorado, Arkansas. Survived by
Sister, Frances (Patty) Noble of Rockland, MA. Family adopted sister,
Carol Guedry of New Braunfels, Tx. Predeceased by Sister, Marylee
(Tinker) Cunningham and husband Neil of New Breaunfels, Tx. Also
survived by his Godson- James (Trey) H. Fitzgerald III, and his wife
Pam of Brandenburg, Ky. Four Nieces: Melissa Christon, husband Michael
of Dallas, Tx. Shannon Fitzgerald Gentele, husband Glen of Orlando, FL.
Erin Fitzgerald Delgado, husband Oscar of Barcelona, Spain. Heather
Caldwell husband Glenn of Meridian Ms. Great Nephews and Nieces:
Devon, Curran, Cameron, Kaylin, Lucas, Peyton, Joel, Amelie, Zoey Claire.
His 91 year old favorite Aunt, Aunt Doris. His favorite cousin, Doris Bello of
Gloster, La. Don had many many friends in Houston (Montrose), Texas.
He was a past member of Krewe of Hydra, Metropolitan Billard League,
Greater Houston Pocket Billiard League, Mr. BRB, and Mr. Mary's. He was
a Charter Member of the PWA Holiday Charities, Creator of the "Daddy Don
Dowden's Dynamic Dog Days of Summer Extravaganza" annual benefit show
for HIV/AIDS, A past host of the Annual Halloween Fantasy Ball. And he was
a Mr. Prime Choice Texas. Daddy Don will be greatly missed by so many.

above, with sister Tinker

above, 80s

above, at Westheimer Arts Fest 1981


Follyettes, probably early 1990s, with front row, Tad Nelson, unknown,
Naomi Sims, Don back row person #3 is Brucella DuValle