Downey Case Powell
Elizabeth Downey Case was born February 19, 1927 in Harrodsburg, KY. Not much is known about Downey’s early life. She married Julius Cherry Powell in 1950, and was blessed with two daughters. They came to Eastern Kentucky College when J.C. became an executive assistant in 1960. In 1976 J.C. was elected President of Eastern Kentucky University. Downey was a First Lady of Eastern for 8 years. After retirement they were still very active in campus functions. J.C. died after a long fight with cancer in 1988 and Downey followed the next year in 1989.