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Information for Rev. Walter Harry Lowry

27 February, 1899 16 October, 1981

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

18 October, 1981
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Rev. Walter Lowry

    Funeral services for the Rev. Walter H. Lowry, 82, of 2609 Sunnybrook Dr. Nampa, who died Friday at a Nampa retirement center, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Charles E. Higgins, pastor of the church, officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Services and interment are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel.
    He was born Feb. 27, 1899 at Smith Center, Kansas to Sidney and Flora Lowry.  At the age of 12 he moved with his parents to Buhl, where he was reared and attended schools.  He later transferred to the Nazarene Academy in Nampa and then attended Northwest Nazarene College.  He married Corneita Green on August 12, 1923 in Buhl.  He was ordained as a minister by General Superintendent, Roy T. Williams of the Nazarene Church in Walla Walla, Wash., in 1934.  He pastured churches in Granger and Yakima, Wash., for the Mennonite Church.  He then pastured Ellensberg, Palouse and Ridgefield, Wash., Troy, Idaho and Newberg, Ore., churches for the Nazarene Church.  They retired in 1966 and moved to Nampa.  They moved to Sunny Ridge Manor in 1979 and had resided there since.  He was a member of the Nampa First Church of the Nazarene.
    He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Corneita Lowry, Nampa; two sons, the Rev. Donald Lowry, serving as an evangelist for the Free Methodist Church in Pennsylvania and Dwain Lowry, Nampa; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Metcilf and Mrs. Ruby Savage, both of Portland, Ore.; 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by a son, Norman and three brothers.
    The family suggests memorial contributions to the Sunny Ridge Manor Health Care Center, 2609 Sunnybrook Dr., Nampa, or flowers may be sent.

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