He was born Oct. 11, 1934, in a small mining community in Price canyon called Latuda, Utah, to Joseph Henry and Lena Dowd. He is one of six children. He lived a long life and was loved by many. He will be greatly missed.
He married Janice Rancenberger, the first day of summer, June 21, 1957, in Smithfield, Utah, while on leave from the United States Air Force. Their family soon grew to include their children Jolene, Dane and Shelli. After his four-year tour, they made their home in Moab, where he was busy working in uranium mines. Later, they moved to Smithfield. After various jobs he found a career in the Utah Driver License Division, retiring in 1997 as a supervisor after 30 years of service.
He loved to fish, hunt, horseback ride, and just spend time at his summer home in the La Sal Mountains, where he renewed old-time friends and met many new ones along the way.
Ted was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph (Jay) Dowd; his sister, Jerri Pilling; brothers-in-law, Jerry Biddulph, Val Maughan, Dan Pilling, Arnold Grundvig; and sister-in-law, Gloria Dowd. He is survived by his wife, Janice; children, Jolene (David) Low, Dane (Tara) Dowd, and Shelli (Eric) Larsen. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; along with sisters, Lorriane Grundvig, Helen Mitten; and brother, Michael Dowd.
Funeral services were held at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Smithfield Stake Center. Interment directly followed at the Smithfield City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.nelsonfuneralhome.com.