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Linda Darlene (Dowdy) Jorae

April 6, 1955 — January 27, 2023

DeWitt

     Linda Darlene Jorae, age 67, of DeWitt, MI, passed away Friday, January 27, 2023, at her home with her hsuband by her side.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, Ovid, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, with Rev. Fr. Anthony Brooks presiding.  Private burial will take place at Middlebury Township Cemetery, Ovid, MI.  Visitation will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes – Houghton Chapel, Ovid, MI, on Tuesday, January 31, 2023,  from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M., and at 10:00 A.M. prior to the mass at the church.

     Linda was born in Pearisburg, VA on April 6, 1955, the daughter of Howard L. and Charlotte (Cumbee) Dowdy.  She graduated from Owosso High School with the class of 1973.  Linda met love of her life, Jody Lee Jorae, at the Sunset.  On October 4, 1975, they were married at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Owosso, MI. They were blessed with forty-seven years of marriage.

     Linda liked her "pretties" and decorating her house with them.  Her heart was in the mountains of Virginia where she was born and always loved driving through them with her brother Timmy.  She enjoyed music and dancing.  Most of all, Linda loved her family and spending time with her grandson.

     Linda is survived by her husband Jody, son Chad (Laura) Jorae of Potterville, MI; grandson Brayden Jorae; mother Charlotte Cumbee; mother-in-law Nancy Jorae; siblings: Dan, Debbie, Tim, Melissa, Mary Ann, and Howie; sister-in-law Deb (Glen), and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father Howard Dowdy Sr., and father-in-law Joe Jorae.

     In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to American Cancer Society or Ingham County Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ovid, Michigan.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes Ovid

232 E. Oak Street , Ovid, MI 48866

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Holy Family Catholic Church

510 Mabbit Rd, Ovid, MI 48866

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Holy Family Catholic Church

510 Mabbit Rd, Ovid, MI 48866

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Burial

Private Service

Middlebury Township Cemetery

8700 W Krouse Rd, Ovid, MI 48866

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