Phyllis Jean Lowe (1930 - 2017)

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Phyllis Jean Lowe celebrated 87 blessed years of life. Surrounded by those she loved, Phyllis was called home on July 12, 2017, now safely in the arms of Jesus.
She was born in Illinois, and eventually moved with her family to Midland, Texas. Leaving Midland in 1967, she supported her family through hard times and good, calling Alaska home for 50 years.
From Anchorage to Fairbanks, then Big Lake to Wasilla, Phyllis was a true Alaskan at heart. Throughout her life she overcame many illnesses; her strength would see her triumph in many of these battles. A dedicated worker, she retired from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Though she earned many accolades throughout her career, she would tell you her greatest accomplishment was raising her rambunctious, raucous, rollicking children through heir many scrapes, struggles, and adventures. Some of her life-long passions were reading historical romance novels and being an avid Republican, always monitoring the state of the world. Phyllis lived the life she wanted to live.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Fraulein Ralston; her dear sister, Olive June; her husband, Howard Nelson; and her loving son, Gary Lowe.
She is survived by her dearest sister, whom she deeply loved, Jane Pinkston of Texas. Her spirit is carried on by her children: Nelson and spouse Julia, Nancy, William and John and spouse Angela.
Few people are privileged to have such a beloved sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother; she took extreme pride in each and every one of her descendants. Her greatest joy was her children, the light of her life. She never let a moment go by without sharing her love for her family. Knowing our mother, she will be watching over us all with the infinite love she so freely offered.
For information regarding her celebration, please call Nancy at 907-414-1975.
In lieu of flowers, the family wholeheartedly requests memorial gifts be donated to Bill Lowe's GoFundMe, "Bill and Will Need Our Help."
Published in Anchorage Daily News from July 19 to July 20, 2017