From our March 15, 2001, edition.
Frances “Boo” Porter Lowe of Clarendon, Texas, went home to be with
her Lord Jesus Christ and members of her family on March 9, 2001.
Lowe was born March 30, 1926, to Ralph and Jennie Dale Porter in Clarendon
and became the beloved wife of William J. “Bill” Lowe on August 26,
1948, in Clarendon. Helen was the cherished mother and grandmother of
Harry and Cindy Lowe Koch of Heath, Texas; Will, Sandy, Callie, and Lila
Lowe of Houston, Texas; and Sam, Tonya, and Emory Lowe of Amarillo, Texas.
She is also survived by her sisters, Annie Ree Porter Stuckman of
Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Jean Dale Porter Landreth of Denver,
Colorado; and by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and
numerous cousins. Helen’s mother and father predeceased her, as did her
brothers, William M. (Bill) Porter and Ralph Powell (Sonny) Porter. She
also was predeceased by an infant son, William Douglas Lowe.
attended Clarendon public schools and Clarendon College and earned a
journalism degree from the University of Texas. After graduation, she
worked on the Gonzales, Texas, newspaper; and many years later she wrote
the column, “Bifocals,” for The Clarendon Press. At the time of
her marriage to Bill Lowe, Helen was employed on the staff of The
Roundup, a publication of the University of Texas.
Bill completed law school in 1949, the Lowes returned to Clarendon, where
Bill joined Helen’s father in the practice of law. Helen taught in the
Lelia Lake Public Schools until she and Bill started their family. She
then became a full-time, stay-at-home mother who supported Bill fully in
the practice of law.
Lowe was a member of the First Baptist Church of Clarendon and previously
was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Clarendon where she
taught Sunday School. She was
also a member of the Pathfinders Club in Clarendon and served on the board
of the Gabbie Betts Burton Memorial
Library in Clarendon, where she volunteered in the literacy program.
Among her other many civic and community activity involvements were
Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts.
Lowe was a person who very quietly lived as a Christian, doing many things
for others in private, without seeking recognition of any kind.
were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2001, in the First Baptist Church
of Clarendon with Rev. Truman Ledbetter, Pastor, officiating. Interment
was in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon, Texas, with Robertson Funeral
Directors, Inc., directing.
bearers were Doug Lowe, Jerry Broadway, Jerry Courtney, John Dryden, John
Moore, Wayne Lowe, Jeff Walker, and Larry Brackett,
bearers were T.M. Caldwell, Kenneth Vaughan, Charlie Deyhle, Wade Porter,
Chuck Deyhle, Doug Shelton, R.L. Gilkey, and Keith Crawford.
Copyright © 2001, The Clarendon Enterprise. All Rights Reserved.