Lowell Edgar Fowler
December 17, 1927 - March 11, 2018
Lowell Edgar Fowler passed away March 11, 2018 at a memory care facility near Eugene, Oregon. He was born December 17, 1927 near the town of Beloit, Kansas and moved to Ashland, Ore. at an early age. He graduated from Ashland High School in 1946.
While Lowell was working at the Ashland Creamery, he met Ginny Bradley and they married in 1949. A couple years later they moved to Mesa, Arizona for six months then back to Ashland before finally settling at their long-time residence near Talent. Lowell went to work at Frideger Grocery of Ashland in 1952 as a delivery driver which eventually became Northwest Grocery Company/United Grocers retiring in 1987 after 35 years of accident-free driving. During this time, he had a business as a farrier which he did on weekends and sometimes after his day job.
In his younger years Lowell competed in rodeos and horse races. He raised Quarter horses for pleasure and show. He was President of the Ashland Wranglers riding club, and was Grand Marshall, riding an Arab stallion in the Ashland 4th of July Parade. Every summer the “Cowboy” would take his family on a horseback ride adventure into the wilderness of the Pacific Crest Trail, Three Sisters, Seven Lakes Basin, or Marble Mountains singing his favorite song, “I’m Back in the Saddle Again.”
Lowell is survived by three children, Dan and wife, Debbi Fowler of Gilbert, Ariz., Marilyn and husband, Craig McKern of Eugene, Ore., and Polly Farrimond of Talent, Ore.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Lowell is also survived by his sisters, Maxine Hartwell of Phoenix, Ore. and Carol and husband, Luke Heinzman of Medford, Ore.; and brother, Ben and wife, Connie Fowler of Jacksonville, Ore. Preceding Lowell in death was his wife of 59 years, Virginia; father, Thomas and mother, Ruth Fowler; brothers, Russel, Chet, Robert, and Cliff; and sisters Marie Williams and Esther Svaren.
A “Lowell’s life” celebration for family and friends will be held later this year.