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Carolyn Schneider Dowds

Carolyn Schneider Dowds, 93, of Wilmington, DE passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus at 1:15 AM, Friday November 6, 2020.

She was born to Frances Sellers Schneider and Julius Mayer Schneider in 1927 in Wilmington, DE. She attended Friends School from 1934 until graduation in 1945. Upon graduation, she attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine until 1947.

Connie, as she was known, loved her family and her church, Cedars Church of Christ (now Greenbank Church of Christ). She enjoyed travel, live theater, tennis, dancing, swimming, and playing Duplicate Bridge.

Carolyn married Charles Robert Hearn Jr. in December of 1947 and divorced in 1960. She married Robert Barnard Dowds in April of 1967 and remained together until his passing in November 1994. She was also predeceased by her son, Charles Robert Hearn III.

Carolyn is survived by her daughter, Sharon Hearn Mattis (Douglas George Mattis). She leaves four grandchildren: Carrie Lynn Mattis of Alameda, CA, Melissa Mattis Barker of Livermore, CA, Kimberly Mattis Cota (Phillip Cota) of N. Charlestown, SC, and Douglas George Mattis Jr. of Oceanside, CA. She also leaves six great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, all memorial contributions should be made out to Wilmington Friends School at 101 School Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803 and Greenbank Church of Christ at 511 Greenbank Rd, Wilmington, DE 19808.

Funeral Services

Services will be private.


    Susan L. Stephenson writes,
    Rest in peace, Connie. Scott, Elise and I will miss you. We certainly enjoyed having you in our family. Love from the Stephensons.
    11/12/2020 10:47 am
    Mike Barker lit a candle and writes,
    "Precious memories- how they linger......"
    11/15/2020 01:35 pm
    Karen and John Arnold writes,
    So very sorry to hear of Connie's passing. She is quite a lovely lady. Wonderful Christian sister in Christ. RIP sister. Thoughts for family.
    11/16/2020 01:29 pm

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