Dowdy, Karen Litchford

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Karen Lynne Dowdy, 69 of Pembroke, VA departed this life on April 2, 2022 in the loving care of her family. Born October 1, 1952, in Christiansburg, VA, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Dorthalene Radar Litchford.

Karen worked production at Celanese. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, reading, and painting. Her greatest joys were found beside of her family.

In addition to her parents, Karen is preceded in death by her sons, Michael Dowdy, and Terrill Dowdy; and a brother, Hank Litchford.

Left to cherish her memory to their hearts are her husband of 54 years, Gary Dowdy; daughters, Tammy Price (James) of Pembroke, and Michelle Adams (Eric Statts) of Maybrook; grandchildren, Lakin Price, Tyler Meredith, Jayme Price, Marshall Adams, Jayke Dowdy, and Marinna Rhodes; one great-grandchild; brothers, Tommy Litchford (Judy), and Wesley Litchford; a sister, Robalene Bishop (Bob); and many special nieces and nephews.

There will be a funeral service conducted Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 2:00 PM to celebrate the life she gave in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Funeral services will conclude in the Newport Cemetery. Family will receive friends at Kendall Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. A guestbook is available to send condolences or share a sweet story by visiting The staff of Kendall Funeral Home are honored to serve the Dowdy family.