Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Teresa!!!

Today we Celebrated Teresa's Birthday at our house!! We had a great time!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

In Memory....

We had a series of Memorial Celebrations for Grandpa this weekend....

Grandpa as a little boy....
Grandpa in the Aggie Corps of Cadets

Grandpa at 16 years Old....

On Saturday we held a HUGE party at El Tapatio, Grandpa's favorite Mexican food restaurant.
He has been going there for years and was a regular there. They called him "BOSS" The owner of the restaurent asked for a picture of Grandpa with "BOSS" on it to hang on the wall right when you walk in.... This is what I came up with....

Mom & Dad giving a Gig'em outside El Tapatio

My Dad was an AGGIE for the day.... Which I though would never happen. Grandpa left his Aggie ring to My mom and Dad. Dad actually TOOK OFF his college ring andhas been wearing the AGGIE ring..... For those of you that know my dad.... thats a BIG deal :)

Grandpa's favorite Drink Was Jameson Irish Whiskey. A round was ordered for those who wanted it. Just so happened without knowing or counting.... "12" shots were ordered.... You Aggies know what that means :)

Grandpa's FAVORITE!! Cheese enchiladas- BEANS! NOOOO RICE!!!!

On Sunday we had a Memorial Service for Grandpa.... It was stunning and perfect.

My sister and I made these arrangements -- Texas Wildflowers in Grandpa's boots....

1 Dozen Yellow Roses for the Yellow Rose of Texas

1 dozen maroon roses for the Aggies...

Meg & Grandpa....

Friday, April 24, 2009

Obituary and Arrangements

Celebration of Norman's Life:
ElTapatio Mexican Restaurant- Saturday from 2-5
Memorial Service:
Sunday, Apr. 26, 2009

Norman was born in Rising Star, Texas on June 10th, 1929; he broke his earthly ties in Lakewood, Colorado on April 22nd, 2009.

Following graduation from Putnam High School in Putnam, Texas in 1945, Norm enrolled at A&M College of Texas (now Texas A&M University) in the Engineering College, located in College Station, Texas. Norman attended Texas A&M University until he answered the call by his nation and enlisted in the U.S Army in 1950. Norman served a tour of duty in West Germany. He received an Honorable Discharge when he left the Army reserve as a Sergeant in 1956. He went on to receive a Bachelors of Science degree from his beloved alma mater Texas A&M University. The then embarked on a distinguished career in the insurance industry. Norman started his career in commercial insurance sales with Liberty Mutual in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1960, Norman relocated his family to Denver, Colorado where he led the regional office for Liberty Mutual. In 1972, he and a partner founded Keller-Lowry Insurance in Denver. Norman retired from Keller-Lowry Insurance in 1995 to spend quality time with his family and friends. The company still bears the name “Keller-Lowry” today. Norman travelled extensively in retirement, touring Ireland, Germany, France, England, Australia, and the USA.
Norman is survived by his loving wife Margaret (Meg) Lowry, two daughters, Karen Barnes of Evergreen Colorado and Kimberly Lowry of Tucson Arizona, and a son, Dirk Lowry of Lakewood Colorado. Norman leaves behind four Grandchildren: Melissa Brewer, Rebecca Albano, Joshua Lowry, and Liam Lowry, and two Great-Grandchildren: Briley and Kayelyn Brewer.

The Family requests donations in lieu of flowers to:

1) Texas A&M University – Endowed Memorial Scholarship
The Association of Former Students
505 George Bush Ave.
College Station, TX. 77840
Or online at:
Phone #: (979) 845-7514
Please make contributions in the name of Norman D. Lowry

2) National Kidney Foundation of Colorado
3151 S. Vaughn Way Ste. # 505
Aurora, CO. 80014
Or online at: (click on the “online donation” link to choose “Memorial Gift”)
Please make contributions in the name of Norman D. Lowry

Miss you.....

We Miss you Lowry-Pop

Grandpa's Aggie Ring

Everyone smoked Black and Mild's in his honor last night...

Grandpa always said he wanted a VW Bug, Last night a friend brought hers over and we rode around in his honor...

Grandpa's Aggie ring with the shirt he will be cremated in....

My Aggie ring with my Grandpa's....

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Goodbye, Lowry-Pop

My wonderful, wonderful Grandfather Lowry Passed away this morning....We called him
Lowry-Pop since I was a little girl.
I am SO SO glad I was able to take the girls out several weeks ago to visit him and see him one last time. Briley adored him and Kayelyn got to meet her Great Grandpa Lowry-Pop. I know it made him complete to meet Kayelyn and See Briley again.
The sad part I just realized is, that I am always on the other side of the lens and I don't have any pictures of him and myself together.
Please keep my family in your prayers. My mom and Meg are with him now and my sister is on her way. We are trying to figure out a way to get to Colorado quickly.
Please lift my mom and Meg up in prayer. They need all the strength they can get right now....