DOWHOWER, Julia (nee Conway)


Julia I. Conway Dowhower, 67, of Middletown, peacefully passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016, in Manor Care, Elizabethtown.

Originally born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on August 11, 1949. She was formerly employed at Brenner Motors and Saturn as a clerk.  She enjoyed shopping, reading, collecting stuffed bears, listening to music, relaxing with her dogs and birds, and spending time with her family.

Julia was the daughter of Rita Harper Conway and the late Colin Conway both of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

She is survived by her husband, David D. Dowhower of Middletown; a daughter, Melanie Rupp of Highspire; a son, Phillip Neubaum, Jr. of Steelton; two stepdaughters, Jill Fox (wife of Steven of Hummelstown), and Holly Stokes (wife of Eric of Myerstown) siblings, Tracy Blackmore (wife of Dave of Wawa), Larry Conway (wife Sandra Amos), and Phillip Conway (husband of Jill of Sault Ste. Marie); seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Julia was preceded in death by two brothers, Alan Conway and Lawrence ‘Larry’ Conway (wife Sandra Amos of Sault Ste. Marie); and a grandson, Shane Fox.

A visitation will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016, at 11 AM in the Rutherford VFW, 6611 Evelyn Street, Harrisburg, with a memorial service immediately following. Interment will be in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association, 3001 Old Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011, or to the Multiple System Atrophy Coalition, 9935-D Rea Road #212, Charlotte, NC 28227.

Online condolences may be shared at
Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown.