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Delia Alice Nicholas

Delia Alice Nicholas

Female 1907 - 1999  (91 years)

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  • Name Delia Alice Nicholas 
    Nickname Dee 
    Born 30 Jun 1907  Rippey, Greene County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 06 Apr 1999  Perry, Dallas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 12 Apr 1999  Rippey, Greene County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I408  Thompson
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2004 

    Father Abijah Julius Conrad Nicholas,   b. 03 Jun 1882, Boone County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1958, Jefferson, Greene County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Mamie Jane Hiddleson,   b. 04 Feb 1889, Hastings, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1943, Rippey, Greene County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 06 Aug 1906  Jefferson, Greene County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lester Ralph McDowell,   b. 25 Dec 1903, Boone County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1987, Jefferson, Greene County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1926  Jefferson, Greene County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Verda Delia McDowell
    +2. Vernon Lester McDowell,   b. 19 Dec 1926, Rippey, Greene County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 2010, Perry, Dallas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +3. Daryl Eugene McDowell
     4. Donna Jean McDowell,   b. 02 Mar 1936, Rippey, Greene County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Mar 1936, Rippey, Greene County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2003 
    Family ID F147  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Abijah & Mamie's three oldest children.
    Abijah & Mamie's three oldest children.
    Delia, Paul and Donald, taken about 1912-1913.
    Lester and Delia (Nicholas) McDowell
    Lester and Delia (Nicholas) McDowell
    Taken Apr 1982.
    Lester and Delia (Nicholas) McDowell
    Lester and Delia (Nicholas) McDowell
    Taken on their 60th anniversary, Jan 1986.
    Delia and three of her children
    Left to right: Brownie (Daryl), Verda, Delia and Vernon, taken Jun 1997. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Delia (Nicholas) McDowell
    Delia (Nicholas) McDowell
    Delia (Nicholas) McDowell

    Headstones
    Nicholas, Delia Alice
    Nicholas, Delia Alice
    McDowell, Delia A. 1907 - 1999, Lester R. 1903 - 1987

  • Notes 
    • Delia had diabetes for over 50 years. Maintaining her health for so long with the disease earned her a medal from the Eli Lilly company, which produces the insulin she took. The Company celebrated their 75th anniversary in 1995 and honored Delia as a guest at a celebration! She was active in her curch work at United Methodist. She also was involved in the Rebekah Lodge and Past Noble Grands. She was a good seamstress and enjoyed quilting, making quilts for each of her grandchildren.

      Obit:
      Delia McDowell
      Rippey
      Delia Alice McDowell, 91, of Rippey died of pneumonia Tuesday at Rowley Memorial Masonic Home in Perry. Services will be at 10a.m. Monday at Rippey United Methodist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be at Rippey Cemetery.
      Mrs. McDowell was born in Rippey and had lived in the area most of her life. She was the retired co-owner and operator of McDowell's Coral Cabins in Waterville, Minn., and was a member of Alice Blue Rebekah Lodge in Rippey and Perry Chief ThreeQuarter Century Club.
      She is survived by two sons, Vernon of Rippey and Daryl of Jamaica, Ia.; a daughter, Verda Kever of Des Moines; two sisters Veona Figher of Ankeny and Marjorie Johannsen of Avon Park, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
      Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday at Hastings Funeral Home in Perry, where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

      Delia McDowell (1999)
      Perry
      Services are set for 10 a.m. Monday, April 12 at the Rippey United Methodist Church for Delia McDowell, 91, formerly of Rippey.
      She died at Rowley Memorial Masonic Home in Perry on Tuesday, April 6.
      Friends may call at Hastings Funeral Home in Perry from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and on Sunday from noon-9 p.m. with the family present to greet friends from 6-8 Sunday evening. Friends may call at the Church from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Monday.
      Burial will be in the Rippey Cemetery.
      Survivors include two sons, Vernon of Rippey and Daryl "Brownie" of Jamaica; a daughter, Verda Kever of Des Moines; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Veona Fisher of Ankeny and Marjorie Johannsen of Avon Park, Fla.

      Delia A. McDowell
      Perry
      The Rev. Eric Gary officiated at services at 10 a.m. Monday, April 12 at Rippey United Medthodist Church for Delia Alice McDowell, 91, formerly of Rippey.
      She died at Rowley Memorial Masonic Home in Perry on Tuesday, April 6.
      Organist was Marjorie Vannatta. Hymms were "Amazing Grace," "Beyond the Sunset" and "How Great Thou Art."
      Ushers were LeRoy Overman and Walt Anderson.
      Honorary pallbearers were Daryl "Tim" Holmes, Donald Anschutz, Darwin Johnston, Larry Burkett, Clark Bardole and Gail Monthei.
      Pallbearers were Jason McDowell, Randy Holland, Dennis Kever, Kurt Ridnour, Steve Kever, Larry Kellar and Lou Miller.
      Burial was in the Rippey Cemetery.
      Memorials may be left at Hastings Funeral Home in Perry.
      Delia Alice McDowell, daughter of Abijah Julius and Mamie Jane Hiddleson Nicholas, was born in Rippey in June 30, 1907. Delia's father was a blacksmith in Rippey and in 1919 when she was 12 years of age the family maoved to Forest City. They returned to the Rippey area five years later.
      On Jan. 27, 1926, Delia was united in marriage to Lester Ralph McDowell in Jefferson. They lived in Rippey and spent the summers in Minnesora.
      In 1959, they became the owners of McDowell's Coral Cabins in Waterville, Minn. They operated this resort for 18 years, retiring in 1973. They kept their home in Rippey and would move back for the winter.
      Delia was a member of Rippey United Methodist Church, the Ladies Aid of the church and the Rippey Aliee Blue Rebekah Lodge where she was a Past Noble Grand. She also belonged to the Perry Chief's Three-Quarter Century Club.
      Preceding in death were her parents; her husband Lester on March 8, 1987; one daughter Donna Jean, who died on May 2, 1936; one great-grandchild; and three brothers Vandan, Paul and Donald Nicholas.
      Survivors include two sons, Vernon of Rippey and Daryl "Brownie" of Jamaica; one daughter, Verda Kever of Des Moines; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Veona Fisher of Ankeny and Marjorie Johannsen of Avon Park, Fla.


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