Lillian Lowe, 97, of Halfway, died Aug. 9, 2019, at her home with her daughter at her side.
There will be a private family gathering in her memory at a later date
Lillian Mabel was born on Oct. 17, 1921, at Brogan, where she was raised and educated. Lillian quit school early to take care of her ailing father.
She married Maxwell Miner in 1939. They had two children, Lolah and Karen, and later divorced. In 1953, she married Pete Lowe.
Being born during the Depression and also in knowing the value of taking care of the home, her favorite things to do, hobbies if you will, were cleaning house, washing and ironing.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. Lillian loved to sing old songs and dance. She enjoyed taking care of her yard and collecting FROGS!!! Yes, frogs for the yard, house, stuffed, ceramic -— hundreds of them.
A favorite poem of hers was titled “Beach head” which was written by her brother, Glen, during World War II.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; brothers, Glenn and Floyd Parrott; and stepson, Kenneth Lowe.
Survivors include her daughters, Lolah Yoshikawa and Karen Brandt; stepsons, Daniel Lowe and David Lowe and his wife, Linda; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and very special friends.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Heart ’n’ Home Hospice through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences may be made at www.tamispine valleyfuneralhome.com