Ivan Lowe was recognized as one of Turlock’s longest living Turlock natives before he passed away on Friday. Visitation is planned for today while a graveside service is scheduled for Thursday.
Ivan H. Lowe was a past Turlock Historical Society Board Member for several years and participated in many 2008 Turlock Centennial events (including the Turlock Golden Jubilee Time Capsule opening as pictured to the left and below).
At the Best of Turlock Awards ceremony, special Turlock Centennial recognitions were made including a list that Ivan Lowe made, “Longest Living Turlock Natives.”
IVAN H. LOWE JUL 3, 1917 – OCT 23, 2009
Ivan was a life long resident of Turlock. He was an artist, served in the US Army during WWII, was a life long resident of the Presbyterian Church and was by trade, a farm shop welder for over 60 years. Ivan served on the board of the Turlock Historical Society for many years. He was a founding member of the WHEAT club. He was a member of the Turlock Radio Club since 1939. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church all his life. He served as Deacon, Elder, Trustee, and active choir member. He is survived by his wife, Marge and daughters Melanie Brooks, Melinda Martinez, Caroline Alberti, stepdaughters Diane March, and Doris Burris. 24 grandchildren also survive.
Visitation will be held from Noon to 7pm, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009 at Turlock Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held 9:30am Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 at Turlock Memorial Park followed by a memorial service at First Presbyterian Church in Turlock.
Remembrances may be made to the music department of the First Presbyterian Church 2619 N Berkeley Ave., Turlock, or the Turlock Historical Society, P.O. Box 18, Turlock, CA 95381