Betty J. (Ash) Dowd, 85, wife of Joseph W. Dowd, passed away at her home in Douglassville on May 7, 2020.
Born in Catawissa, PA, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Zelma (Musselman) Ash.
Betty loved spending time with her grandchildren. Betty enjoyed her weekly visits to Senior Life, and the friends she made there. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading and coloring. She also loved watching nature and feeding deer in her backyard. Betty also enjoyed flowers and gardening.
Surviving along with her husband Joseph of 64 years, are her children Wayne Dowd, husband of Valerie, Sharon D’Addario, Janice Bobst, wife of Dale, and Joseph Dowd, husband of Lynne; brothers Homer Ash, Ronald Ash, and Donald Ash; sister Darla Risch; 10 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren.
Services will be held privately by the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association (P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215) or to the Animal Rescue League of Berks County (58 Kennel Rd., Birdsboro, PA 19508) in Betty’s name.

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