Arthur H. Lowell
Arthur (Art) H. Lowell, age 86, peacefully passed away on May 22, 2014, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Art was born on January 11, 1928, in Juneau, Alaska; the youngest of four sons born to John and Anna Lowell of Alesund, Norway. Art spent his childhood in Juneau, Alaska and worked with his brothers fishing with their father. Art served two years in the U.S. Navy
, and attended Seattle University on the GI Bill, where he met the love of his life Suzanne (Sue) Marie Ladner. In the momentous year of 1952, Art graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting; started at the Boeing Company as a Cost Accountant; and married Sue to begin their life together.
Art had a thirty-nine year distinguished career in finance at Boeing, achieving the position of Vice President - Corporate Controller in 1984 and retiring in 1991. Art held successive leadership positions at Boeing and worked on many pivotal programs throughout his career such as Minuteman Program, the Supersonic, the 747 Program (Incredibles), and held positions as Boeing Commercial Offices CFO, Boeing Vertol in Philadelphia, and Corporate Cost Control. Art was a member of the Financial Executive's Institute (FEI) and past Chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Finance Committee, served on the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, the Accounting Advisory Boards of the Seattle University, Pacific Lutheran University, and Central Washington University. Art was also the Appointed Industry Member on the Cost Accounting Standards Board of the U.S. Government from 1990 - 1992. Art's career and the people he worked with meant a great deal to him, and he was a source of inspiration to many.
The true focus and legacy of Art's life was his wife Sue, and his family and friends. Art and Sue had 61 plus years of marriage, raised six children, and loved their many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family dinners and celebrations were often, and friendships were wide and deep. Art dabbled in cooking and woodworking, enjoyed daily crossword puzzles, golf, and western movies. In his retirement Art and Sue enjoyed many adventures traveling around the world, RV'ing across the United States and Canada, and golfed in all fifty states. Art and Sue enjoyed 20 years of "snow-birding" to Apache Junction, Arizona, and enjoyed many friendships in Roadhaven Resort. Art and Sue were life-long members of Holy Rosary Church in Edmonds, where Art loved to sing and served as usher. Art had a wonderful sense of humor and was a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather and a true and generous friend.
In addition to his wife Sue, Art is survived by brother John A. Lowell (Naomi), of Lacey, Washington, his six loving children, Barbara (Ric) Myers, Michael (Lynda) Lowell, Mary (Mike) Ghan, Pati (Glen) Sherffius, and twins, Sally Lowell (OP, Dominican Sisters of San Rafael), Susan (Alan) Moe. Art will be dearly missed by numerous nieces and nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The family would also like to recognize Susan Moe and Providence Hospice and Home Care for their caring support provided the last six months.
A celebration of Art's life and mass will be held at Holy Rosary Church, 630 7th Ave. N, Edmonds, Washington, 98020, at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 29, 2014. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Holy Rosary School, in Edmonds, Washington; Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County, and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (pumonaryfibriosis.org
). You may also share your memories via Beck's Funeral Home www.becksfuneralhome.com
Please sign Art's online Guestbook at www.Legacy.com