Lower Gene D. Lower, 87, longtime resident of Hilliard, Ohio and nine year resident of Bristol Village in Waverly, Ohio, passed away on February 11, 2013, from a short bout of pneumonia. Gene was born on July 5, 1925 in North Manchester, Indiana to Stewart and Blanche Lower. He served as a Marine in World War II and then earned a Bachelor's degree in Dairy Technology from Ohio State University in 1950. Gene was cherished by his family, his wife of 64 years, Alice; daughters, Mindy (Mark) Mahler of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Becky (Leonard) Hord of Bucyrus, Ohio, and Jenny (Bob)Spencer of Vernon, Vermont, and granddaughters, Krista, Kate, Erica and Emily. Gene is survived by his brother, Joe (Rose Mary) Lower; and his sister, Marianna (Bud) Lewis. Gene retired after a long career with Borden Company as plant superintendent in Columbus, Ohio. He was an avid fisherman and Buckeye fan. Together Gene and Alice traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada with their travel trailer, and also enjoyed trips to Hawaii, Europe and the Caribbean. A "Celebration of Life" service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the Grange Insurance Audubon Center at 505 W. Whittier St., Columbus, Ohio 43215, 614-545-5475, (grange.audubon.org). To share memories and express condolences visit dispatch.com or www.tiddfuneralservice.com. Arrangements by THE TIDD FUNERAL HOME, Hilliard, OH.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 17, 2013