Daryl ‘Brownie’ McDowell of Jamaica


Daryl “Brownie” McDowell, 86, of Jamaica passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the Regency Park Nursing and Rehabilitation in Jefferson. According to his wishes, he has been cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.

Daryl “Brownie” Eugene McDowell was born May 19, 1930, in Greene County, Iowa, to Lester Ralph and Delia Alice (Nicholas) McDowell.

He attended school at Rippey.

He was united in marriage to Mary Lou Godfrey at the First Christian Church in Perry Aug. 17, 1950.

He worked at Oscar Mayer for many years and owned and operated McDowell’s Kozy Kennel. He also was a custodian and did maintenance at Dawson School and drove a school bus for years.

He was a member of the Dawson Fire Department and served on the Dawson Police Department.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, woodworking and building. He liked doing his own mechanic work, remodeling work and home repairs.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou McDowell; brother, Vernon McDowell; and a sister, Verda Kever.

He is survived by his daughters, Kathy (Wayne) Cline of Milo, Mo., and Karen (Dale) Janovick of Jamaica; two grandchildren, Amber (Adam) Tucker and April (Vanessa) Cavner; and a great grandson, Hudson Tucker.


  1. He is with his Mary now. And I think if I could say a man had a good life, it would be my uncle Brownie. I am sorry for everyone left behind because we will miss him.

  2. Even though he hated my cousin and me tearing up the roads in front of his house on our three-wheelers, he was always nice and joking to us. Great guy!

  3. Am so very sorry of your loss. Karen, you were a great daughter to your dad. You showed him every day how much you loved him. I will say a special prayer for you and Kathy. I will always remember his good pies and carmel popcorn.

  4. So sorry to hear of his passing. I did not know him very well but when I did meet him, he was such a sweet old man. RIP

  5. The world is a better place because of Brownie being here for 86 years. He has left his mark: his sense of humor, his contagious smile, his love for his girls and ANIMALS. He was an awesome cousin, and I loved him bunches and will always have good memories of him.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.