Lowry Louise Moyer Lowry died peacefully at 1 A.M. Sunday December 29, 2002 in the North Memorial Residential Hospice on Twin Lake, Brooklyn Center where she was tended with great care and kindness. She was born Louise Moyer, May 2, 1913 on a ranch near San Benito, Texas, and raised in the East where her father Benton Moyer was an advertising man for the New York Daily News. Louise attended Sweet Briar College and studied design. During the Great Depression she married Minnesotan Goodrich Lowry and the couple returned to the Twin Cities where he took one of the few jobs available, and worked his way up at the Northwestern National Bank of Minneapolis. Before his retirement in 1968, Goodrich Lowry became President of the Northwest Bancorporation and he and his wife Louise traveled extensively, visiting most of the seventy-two banks handled by Banco. After Goodrich's retirement, he and his wife Louisa (as he called her) visited nature centers around the U.S., planning for a nature center in Minnesota for which Goodrich Lowry raised the money. It was created in Carver Park, and is now called the Lowry Nature Center. Louise was adored by her husband Goodrich who died in 1988 of kidney disease. From 1993 Louise Lowry fought against a senile dementia caused by corroded arteries leading to her brain. She was sweet-tempered, valiant, and gracious to the end. The good women who cared for her so faithfully admired her wit and her spirit. They loved her as does her only child, her daughter Jane Lowry. In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Lowry is survived by her sisters-in-law, Dr. Elizabeth Lowry and Beryl Moyer, and nieces & nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, January 4th in the Wakefield Chapel at the Wayzata Community Church. Private entombment, Lakewood Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the North Memorial Residential Hospice, 4201 58th Ave N, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429. Washburn-McReavy Davies Chapel 612-377-2203

Published on January 1, 2003

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