In Memory

Pat Jeanguenat (McDowell) - Class Of 1962

Patricia Eileen McDowell (Jeanguenat) passed away on Saturday October 12, 2013 from COPD and associated complications. Pat was 69 at the time of her passing, born on February 16, 1944 in Dallas, Texas.

She was retired, living in Pahrump, NV and was widowed from her husband Thomas McDowell. She is survived by her son Jim Gordon, daughter-in-law Kelley, and granddaughters Fiona and Kara Gordon of El Dorado Hills, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents Ida and Al Jeanguenat and her brother Richard, who as a family toured the world via Al's service in the US Navy.

Since graduating from Zama High School in Japan she remained very active in the Zama Alumni Association. She was a wonderful mother and daughter who through the years enjoyed knitting, cooking, and travel. Pat was also an avid reader.

She will be missed by many, especially by her son who is grateful for the many sacrifices she made to raise him, as well as by her granddaughters who will not have the opportunity to get to know her.

There will be a brief service at El Cajon Cemetery at 2080 Dehesa Rd. at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 18. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Lung Association in her name. May you rest in peace Mom



 
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01/08/14 05:16 PM #1    

John C. McMahon (1962)

Jim I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I had several phone conversatios with her after I joined the Zama Alumni Association. We exchanged e-mails as well. When I knew "Pat" at Camp Zama American High School she was gracious and lovely and a lot of fun. She treated everyone with sincere friendship and respect. None of this diminished over the years. I was born in January 15. 1944, so was only a few days "older". Us '44s' are special because we are relatively rare, considering the WW II and all. We are pre-Boomers. 

Jim thank you for letting us know of Pat's passing. We will all miss her, espesially members of the Zama Class of 1962... Peace and Blessings to you and your family from John C. McMahon


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