Low, Nadine Ruth
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Nadine Ruth Low ended her seventeen year battle with breast cancer on August 6, 2013; she was forty-nine years old. Nadine was an architect specializing in medical and science architecture who loved the creative challenge of putting complicated buildings together. Nadine worked for one of the last Arizona based architecture firms--DWL Architects. DWL matched Nadine in her concern for real human beings. When Nadine learned she had cancer, just before her first day of work, DWL refused her offer to quit. Instead they supported her in every way possible and gave her the opportunities of her dreams. What made Nadine special was her compassion for everyone, great and small, her sense of humour, and her boundless creative energy. There is not a person she ever met that Nadine did not wish the best for--and not a situation for which she did not have a witty observation. One could not hope for a better friend or a more loving wife. Doctor Albert Wendt of the University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Josephs in Phoenix was the person who, with assistance of all the wonderful people at the Arizona Cancer Center, supervised her final illness and gave her the best care that was medically possible. Nadine is survived by her sister Christina, her husband of 16 years Mark Plunkett, family (Laura, Noelle and Susan), childhood friends (Andree, Denise and Midori), newer friends including Dwight, Jenia, Kiyomi, Melba, Omar, many others, and her beloved pets. A celebration of Nadine's life will be held in October 5th, a few days before she would have been fifty years old. Contributions can be made in Nadine's name to The University of Arizona Cancer Center at St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, 500 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Published in The Arizona Republic from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 2013