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16 June, 1901 20 January, 1983

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

January, 1983
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Blake Lowell

    Services for Blake J. Lowell, 81, Parma Route 3, who died Thursday, Jan. 20, in a Caldwell hospital of natural causes will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Sterry Memorial Presbyterian Church, Roswell, by Rev. William C. Wartes.  Interment will be at the Roswell Cemetery under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    He was born June 16, 1901 at Roswell to James Harrison and Florence Lowell.  He attended school at Roswell until the family moved to Caldwell in 1917.  He continued his education at the Kimball Union Academy at Meriden, New Hampshire.  In 1924 he graduated from the College of Idaho and continued his graduate studies at the University of Iowa.  He was athletic director and coach for 2 years in Wallace and later athletic director at Caldwell High School.
    In 1929 he married Helen Turner.  They came to Roswell the same year where they have since resided.  He was engaged in fruit growing and general farming until his retirement a few years ago.  He was active in community work, serving for many years on the school board.  He had been involved in reclamation projects, youth organizations and church activities.  He was a member of the Parma Masonic Lodge No. 49 A.F. and AM., Scottish Rite Bodies, and the El Korah Shrine.
    He is survived by his wife of Roswell, a son, David, of Wichita, Kansas, and a daughter, Sara, of Medford, Ore.; two brothers, Douglas Lowell of Lincoln City, Ore, and Edwin (Josh) Lowell of Caldwell; three grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Wade Lowell,
    The family suggests memorials be made to Sterry Memorial Church, the Mountain States Tumor Institute or the Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital, Salt Lake City, in care of Dakan Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1386, Caldwell, 83605.
    Friends may call at the chapel in Caldwell from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

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