Alma Joan Lowry
January 15, 1930 – January 21, 2019
Alma Joan Lowry, 89, died peacefully at her residence on January 21, 2019 in Fairborn, Ohio. Prior to moving to Fairborn, Alma was a long time resident of Fairfax Station, Virginia.
Born on January 15, 1930 in Marshalltown, Iowa, she moved with her family to Omaha, Nebraska where she grew up. After graduating from high school, Alma worked for the phone company for several years. In 1952, she married her high school sweetheart, Joseph R. Lowry. Together they embarked on a thirty year adventure in the United States Air Force including tours of duty in the Philippines and Germany.
Alma was the proud mother of 5 children, Kathleen J. Stowe of Norfolk, VA; Robert Lee Lowry (deceased); Michaela M. Jones of Yellow Springs, OH; Stephanie A. Rowe of Fairborn, OH; and Thomas J. Lowry of Berkeley, CA. She also had four grandchildren: Kevin T. Jones; Andrew M. Lowry; Ryan M. Lowry; and Jennifer C. Schilling, and one great grandchild; Autumn J. Schilling.
Alma was a loving, gentle, humble wife, mother and friend. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years and her son.
Alma will be laid to rest by her husband at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. The date of the service if not yet known.