Ted Dowd, 1934 ~ 2014
Feb 13, 2014 | 2327 views | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Edward Keith, better known to all as Ted Dowd, finished his earthly journey on Feb. 8, 2014, at his home in Smithfield, Utah.

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.

Copyright 2013 The Times-Independent. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

report abuse...

Express yourself:

We're glad to give readers a forum to express their points of view on issues important to this community. That forum is the “Letters to the Editor.” Letters to the editor may be submitted directly to The Times-Independent through this link and will be published in the print edition of the newspaper. All letters must be the original work of the letter writer – form letters will not be accepted. All letters must include the actual first and last name of the letter writer, the writer’s address, city and state and telephone number. Anonymous letters will not be accepted.

Letters may not exceed 400 words in length, must be regarding issues of general interest to the community, and may not include personal attacks, offensive language, ethnic or racial slurs, or attacks on personal or religious beliefs. Letters should focus on a single issue. Letters that proselytize or focus on theological debates will not be published. During political campaigns, The Times-Independent will not publish letters supporting or opposing any local candidate. Thank you letters are generally not accepted for publication unless the letter has a public purpose. Thank you letters dealing with private matters that compliment or complain about a business or individual will not be published. Nor will letters listing the names of individuals and/or businesses that supported a cause or event. Thank you letters about good Samaritan acts will be considered at the discretion of the newspaper.