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Lorene Lowery

December 3, 1928 - August 17, 2016

Lorene Lowery, longtime resident of Shady Cove, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at her home. "Rene" to all of her friends, was born December 3, 1928 to Richard and Verona Rush in Mountainburg, Ark. 

She married the love of her life, John D Lowery, March of 1946 in Van Buren, Ark. They moved to the Shady Cove area that same year and began their adventure of building their new life together for the following 58 years. 

"Rene" was a homemaker, a loving wife and wonderful mother to her three children. Rene's kind heart and fun-loving smile earned her many friends who loved her for the special lady that she was. Rene enjoyed gardening, traveling, sewing, quilt making, camping and driving through the mountains. She was a member of Eastern Star. 

Rene is survived by two of her children, son, Johnie Lowery (Judy) and daughter, Edith Thames (Jim Lee); six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Raymond Rush, Farmington, Ark; and sister, Nettie Newman, Bentonville, Ark. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; her son, Steve; her sister, Millie; and her parents. 

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 2201 N Phoenix Rd., Medford.