Loretto Diggle Lowry CHARLOTTE - Mrs. Lowry, 95, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at her home at Carriage Club. Born November 3, 1918 in Charlotte, she was the daughter of the late Samuel Lewis Diggle and Marie Louise Cobb Diggle. Mrs. Lowry was a charter member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church and served with the late Mrs. Jane Powell as the church's first kindergarten teachers. Mrs. Lowry is survived by her daughter, Louise L. Barr (Bob) of Fort Mill, SC; and her son, John Robert Lowry (Sandy) of Wake Forest, NC; as well as three grand-daughters, Brook Lowry Galvin (John) of Greensboro, Catherine Barr McLester (Jonathan) of Charlotte and Jane Barr Mosher (Adam) of Fort Mill; and three great-grandchildren, Henry Cardine McLester, Harper Jane Mosher and Cohen Lucas Mosher. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Carl H. Lowry; and a daughter, Jane Hemphill Lowry. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 29th, at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 3016 Providence Road. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn West Cemetery. The family would like to express its deep appreciation to the staff of Clare Bridge at Brookdale Carriage Club for the loving care Mrs. Lowry received during her residence there. Condolences may be offered at www.HarryandBryantFuneralHome.com.
Published in Charlotte Observer on July 27, 2014