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School administrator

Connie Lou Kirkwood, American School administrator. Certified early childhood education-director. Named Miss Public Works, City of Downey, 1963-1964, Miss Downtown Downey, City of Downey, 1965; recipient Medal of Merit, Republican Task Force, 1986, Certified of Appreciation, City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, California, 1991.


Kirkwood, Connie Lou was born on December 18, 1943 in Bradenton, Florida, United States. Daughter of Charles Thomas and Esther (Hutzel) Downey.


Student, California State University, Long Beach, 1962. Student, Biola University, 1964. Student, Pacific Oakes College, since 1966.

Student, University of California at Los Angeles, since 1966.


Owner-director Downey (California) Child Care Center, Inc., since 1966. Owner-administrator Kirkwood Educational Center, Downey, since 1972. Member ways and means, historian, inspirational chairman Kirkwood Educational Center/Parent-Teacher Club, Downey, 1975-1985.


  • Certified early childhood education-director.


  • Other Work

    • Author poetry, family articles.


President task force Republican Party, Washington, since 1965. Correspondent secretary Downey Senior High School 10th, 20th and 30th Class Reunions, 1971, 81, 91. Member community council Living Help Clinic, Downey, 1991.

Member ways and means committee, historian, room mother Rio San Gabriel Parent-Teachers Association, Downey, 1974-1977. Room mother, teacher aide Rio Hondo Elementary School, Downey, 1972-1973. Prayer warrior, pep mom Brethren High School, Cypress, California, 1985-1992.

Active 1st Baptist Church, Downey. Member Downey Chamber of Commerce, International Association Christian Schools.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: homemaking, reading, travel, writing, collecting dolls.


Married William J. Kirkwood, November 20, 1965. Children: Sandra, Marjorie, Jennifer.

Charles Thomas Downey

Esther (Hutzel) Downey

William J. Kirkwood

Jennifer Kirkwood

Marjorie Kirkwood

Sandra Kirkwood