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Robert Ronald Lowry

Memorial for Robert Ronald Lowry

Born in San Francisco, CA on Feb. 23, 1932
Departed on May 31, 2017 and resided in Corvallis, OR.
Memorial Service: Saturday, Jun. 10, 2017
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Robert Ronald Lowry, 85, of Corvallis died Wednesday, May 31, at Regency Park Place in Corvallis.

Bob was born in San Francisco, California on February 23, 1932, to Herbert and Anna Lowry. His family moved to several locations in the bay area before settling down in Paradise, California. Bob graduated from Chico State with a degree in Chemistry.

On a trip to Eugene, Oregon, he met his future wife, Darlene Peacock. Soon after, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army. On April 18, 1957 Bob and Darlene were married.

Bob was employed in the dairy industry department at the University of California in Davis. In December of 1961 the family moved to Corvallis where Bob was employed by the OSU Agricultural Chemistry Department until his retirement.

He served on city, county and state transportation committees for many years. He was an avid lover of all things related to trains. He devoted his life to Christ and was a lay minister for 50 years.

Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years, Darlene; daughters Karen Eckhart of Scio, and Cathy Morse of Springfield, four granddaughters and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Janette Gainey.

A memorial service will be held at Oakville Presbyterian Church at 11:00am, Saturday, June 10, 2017.

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