Peggy Lorraine Corley McDowell, 70, of Marble Falls, died at her home on Tuesday, Jan. 29 (2019). Funeral is 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Harrison. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Valley View Church Road in Harrison. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. with Barry Johnson officiating. Arrangements by Roller-Christeson Funeral Home.
She was born Feb. 19, 1948, in Saint Anthony, Idaho, the daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Griggs) Bolles. Peggy was preceded in death by her sister, Kathy Schaeffer.
Peggy was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She married Ken McDowell on June 16, 1990. She was a graduate of Westwood High School in Memphis and graduated nursing school at Helena. She was a licensed medical technician and then went on to get her registered nursing degree and was also a CCRN.
She worked at the Newton County Health Unit as County Nurse Administrator. Peggy wrote the grant to build the current Newton County Health Unit. She was a founding member for the Basin Valley Water Association.
Peggy is survived by her husband, Kenneth McDowell, of the home; her children and their spouses, John and Lisa Corley, Michael and Leslie Corley, Hunter and Rylee McDowell, Summer Potter, and Hilary and Donovan Cleaver; 13 grandchildren; her sister, Patty Brown; her brother, Vaughn Bolles and other relatives.
Honorary pallbearers are Burton “Skip” Cluff, John Corley, Michael Corley, Hunter McDowell and Donovan Cleaver.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Hills, P.O. Box 1927, Harrison, AR 72602.