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Obituary: Douglas Charles Dower

Doug was born January 13, 1931, in Butte, Montana.
Douglas Charles Dower
Posted at 10:47 AM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 12:47:09-05

Douglas Charles Dower, 88, of Great Falls, passed away December 20, 2019.

Doug was born January 13, 1931, in Butte, Montana. He completed machinist training in 1954 after he returned from serving as a US Marine in Korea. He married Alyce “Sunny” Polish in 1956. While courting Sunny they built a cabin in Wise River, Montana, together using a two-man saw to cut the trees. Doug and Sunny have four children: Dan Dower, Jayne Lux, Dave Dower, and Nellie Anselmi.

Doug and his family moved to Great Falls in 1962 where he worked as a machinist. He began working for Malmstrom AFB in 1968.

In 2008, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Sunny, to whom he was married for 52 years.

He married Linda Martin in 2011. Doug and Linda adopted Destiny Alexander-Dower in 2015. He is survived by his wife; five children; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Doug would like you all to live by his favorite saying, “As long as we’re having fun…”

To read the complete obituary and share condolences, visit the Schnider Funeral Home website.