Barbara Ann Bowden Lowe, 74, of Buffalo Springs, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in Wichita Falls.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the First United Methodist Church of Electra with Rev. Bob Lee of the First United Methodist Church and Billy Waller, pastor of the Pleasant Mound Free Will Baptist Church in Buffalo Springs, officiating. Burial will follow in the Electra Memorial Park cemetery under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Electra.
Mrs. Lowe was born Aug. 30, 1937 in Vashti to Milton A. Bowden and Ethel Betheleen (Seigler) Bowden. She graduated from Frederick High School in Frederick, Okla., and attended Draughons Business College in Wichita Falls. She and Gary Lowe were married in July 1956. Mrs. Lowe was employed at Lone Star Gas Company in Electra for more than 30 years. She worked for Roy H. Smith Oil Company in Wichita Falls for 17 years until her retirement. After her retirement, she was served as the Buffalo Springs correspondent, writing newspaper columns for The Bowie News, Clay County Leader and Montague County Shopper. She was a member of Lambs, Red Hats, TEEA, Beta Sigma Phi, and the Baptist Quilting Bee. She was a member of the Pleasant Mound Free Will Baptist Church of Buffalo Springs and the First United Methodist Church of Electra.
Survivors include her husband, Gary of Buffalo Springs; a son, Larry Lowe of Electra; two sisters, Beverly Gill of Wilton, N.D., and Gaytha Isham and husband Ronnie of Stephenville; a brother, Tony Bowden and wife Candy of Electra; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.