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Ida A. Lownds, 74, Bethel Resident

BETHEL, Conn. -- Ida A. Lownds, of Bethel, died on Friday, April 1. She was 74.

Born in Bridgeport, Lownds attended Danbury Schools and graduated from Danbury High School, where she was cheerleader captain. She worked for many years with her husband at Dave's Cleaners, in Brookfield. She was most recently in sales in the Drapery Department of J.C. Penny in Danbury, retiring in 2007 after over 20 years.

"She enjoyed laughing with family and friends, gardening, bird watching and watching TV," information from the funeral home noted. "She enjoyed watching 'Wheel of Fortune' -- especially when she would solve the puzzle before her husband."

Lownds is survived by her husband of 54 years, David Lownds; children Beverly Heinlein and her husband Timothy of New Milford, and Gregory Lownds and his wife Theresa of Clayton, North Carolina; grandchildren Timothy Heinlein, Christopher Heinlein, Nicholas Lownds, Julia Lownds and Sarah Lownds; siblings Sonia Kieras of Danbury, Ada Culbertson of Clearwater, Florida, and Henry Augusiewicz of Danbury; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Kenneth, and her parents, Henry and Ida Congdon Augusiewicz.

Visiting hours will be from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., in Danbury, followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations can be made to

  • Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut, 30 Milestone Rd., Danbury, CT 06810, or by clicking here, or
  • Bethel Visiting Nurse Association, 70 Stony Hill Rd., Bethel, CT 06801, or by clicking here.

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