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OBITUARY: Margaret Dowell Keith

Margaret Dowell Keith

29 Jan 1916 ~ 3 Jun 2022

Margaret Dowell Keith departed this mortal life June 3, 2022, at Thornton, Colorado, after 106 years of devotion to family, friends and the world around her. Margaret was born Jan. 29, 1916, at Crowley Ranch near Jordan Valley, Oregon, the fifth child to Charles Edward Dowell and Margaret Ewert Scott. Margaret survived the Spanish flu of 1918 when she was about 2 years old, survived appendicitis eventually traveling in a Model T. Ford to Burns for treatment, and the 2020-2022 Covid pandemic. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Margaret began her education in a schoolroom located in a bunkhouse on the Crowley ranch. She took yearly tests for the state of Oregon which advanced her in each grade. As a youth Margaret spent . . .