Sarah Ellen Dowdy, 78, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 in Arlington, and was welcomed by Jesus Christ into her eternal heavenly home. Funeral: 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, at First Baptist Church, 301 S. Center St., Arlington. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Mission Arlington or International Friends c/o First Baptist Church in Arlington. Sarah was born on June 8, 1942 in Hot Springs, Arkansas to James Kenneth Chambers and Maurine Walton Chambers. She married John V. Dowdy Jr. on June 13, 1964 in Benton, Arkansas. She enjoyed playing the organ for her home church in Benton. Sarah received her B.A. from Baylor University in 1964. She worked as a case worker for McLennan County Child Welfare from 1967-1968, and Tarrant County from 1970-1972. An Arlington, Texas resident since 1969, she was an active member of First Baptist Church. After her children were born, she became a full-time homemaker and volunteer. She was a decades-long member and spent many years as Director of International Friends, a ministry arm of area churches. Sarah touched lives all over the world. She was also a member of Mu Phi Epsilon Music Society. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors: Husband, John V. “Skip” Dowdy Jr.; daughters, Rebekah Anne Dowdy Campbell and husband, Mark, Susannah Lynn Dowdy Elizondo and husband, Jeff; sister, Mary Hull; brother, Tom Chambers and wife, Margaret; and grandchildren, Logan, Lauren, Mae, Diego and Sophia. Wade Family Funeral Home (817) 274-9233

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  1. Sarah was a suitemate to my roommate and me at Baylor University in the 60’s, I cherish memories of her and her wonderful Arkansas family who let me go home with Sarah during holidays when it was too far for me to travel by bus to Alabama. Sarah and I had a love of music in common. We shared the excitement of planning for June 13 weddings, hers in Arkansas and mine in Alabama. My roommate, Becky and I dearly loved sweet Sarah. Heartfelt prayers for John, her children, grandchildren and siblings. Thinking of Sarah when I hear “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”. She is there.

  2. I met Sarah (Comrade) as we called her our freshman year at Baylor University when she lived down the hall at Ruth Collins dorm. We immediately became good friends, and she was a suite mate to my roommate, Carolyn, and me for the next three years until graduation. What a great time we all had together! I have so many happy memories of Sarah with her energetic personality and friendliness. She will be missed by so many. Skip, and to all the family, you have our deepest sympathy. She truly was a life well-lived. We all find comfort that she is now with Jesus, her Lord and Savior. God bless you.
    Becky and Frank Supercinski

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