Evelyn Dowling

Evelyn DowlingDowling, Evelyn


Evelyn G. Dowling, 85, of Edmond, Okla. passed away peacefully June 26, 2016 in her home.

Born on November 24,1930, in Parsons, Kansas to George and Stamata Pappas; she was preceded in death by her sister, Pauline Harvey. Evelyn is survived by her brother, Tony Pappas, and sister, Patricia Callahan.

Evelyn graduated from Pittsburgh State University in 1951, where she met her husband William (Bill) Dowling. They were married in 1952 and were together 60 years until his passing in 2013. Evelyn’s willful pioneering spirit led her to establish Dowling Realty, with Bill, in 1965. Evelyn ran her successful real-estate company during the growth of Edmond and was one of the first women realtors in the growing city.

Throughout her successful career she was recognized with various awards. She was presented by the National Association of Realtors the “Realtor Emeritus” for 40 years of service. She received a President’s Appreciation Award from the Edmond Board of Realtors in 1997, and given a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 by the Edmond Board of Realtors.

She is survived by her children Patricia J Singleton (Harry) Oklahoma City, OK and Michael G Dowling (Kelly) The Woodlands, TX. Known as “Nana” to her grandchildren: Dr. Mark C Shreve (Sana) Detroit, MI, David M Shreve Oklahoma City, OK, Jennifer A Duran (Matt) Denver, CO, Courtney M Crawford (James) The Woodlands, TX and Annie J Dowling Houston, Texas. Great grandchildren: Hallie J Duran, Leo M Duran, and Max K Crawford.

Memorial services will be held at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 29 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel.

9 thoughts on “Evelyn Dowling”

  1. Kaye DeSomer

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your CLS family is here if you need anything.
    Much Love,

  2. Mike,
    Your mom was just the best! I love the picture on this page, she was always so friendly & smiling. I enjoyed our visit when you were here for the Reunion. Please know you & your family have my heart & prayers.

  3. Patti–

    The ladies of Clever Change join me in sending our sympathies to you and to your family. I remember her most as a fellow Realtor, but was so happy that both she and you were early members of our investment club.

    Carol Clemens

  4. Marilyn Leonard

    I really loved Mrs. Dowling! She had such a wonderful laugh and I have many fond memories of her throughout my childhood. She will definitely be missed.

    My sympathies to Patti and Mike – you really had a great mother.


  5. To your family,

    Evelyn was a wonderful person. I always enjoyed working with her in real estate and just being with her. Her spirit was full of energy and I loved the way she shared her wisdom. Evelyn will be missed. She was loved!

    My thoughts and prayers to you.


  6. Mo Anderson

    Evelyn was kind and professional to everyone. She has a love for the business, the agents, and our town. I will remember always the kindness she has shown to me throughout the years…always encouraging me, helping me to learn the business, and wanting to help in any way she could.

    She will be remembered and appreciated.

    Mo Anderson

  7. Evelyn always believed in our caregivers and our office staff here at SYNERGY HomeCare. She trusted us to take care of her husband in his time of need. She was so wonderful and supportive of our new, women-owned and operated business in Edmond! She graciously agreed to let us use a photo of her we took on our website and in our print media. She was a wonderful woman and will surely be missed!

    SYNERGY HomeCare Staff

  8. Martha Roach

    the service for Evelyn was lovely. she was such a good friend wanted to come back to say hello to everyone, but was having a difficult time walking. felt it best to get myself home and get under the A/C…

    with best regards

  9. Kelli Pickens

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was one of my favorite people. She gave me good advice, assisted me with my first 2 home purchases, cared about my family and was just wonderful to be around. I wish I had taken more time recently to touch base with her. She will be greatly missed!!!

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