Randall (Randy) E. Lowe
June 29, 1951 - March 1, 2014
Randy left this life March 1 after a brief illness. He was born in Hillsboro Or. to Gene and Grace (Hallauer) Lowe June 29. 1951. He attended schools in Vancouver, Wa. and Salem graduating from North Salem High in 1969.
Randy served in the Army with a tour of duty in Vietnam 1970-71. He returned to Salem working for a boat manufacturer which began a passion for boats and RVs. Thru the years he worked for Safeway, Williams/Franz bakery and also in the family grocery business. In 1992, Randy turned his passion into his full time business opening Randy's Custom Detail as a mobile business eventually expanding to a larger facility on his acreage in the Macleay area of Salem. He took pride in detailing boats and motor homes, and they never left the shop without his top seal of approval. There are only so many people in life that you meet that have a passion for what they do every day. Randy had that passion and will be truly missed by all who loved and knew him. Randy also enjoyed traveling in his motorhome, Nascar, rebuilding his Jeeps, and always had a cup of coffee or a "cold one" in his shop for anyone who stopped by to visit.
He married the love of his life Cindy Pfau in 2001.
Surviving are his wife Cindy, children and stepchildren Angela Johnson (Kevin) of Roseville, Ca., Elaina Bruce (Jon) of Pestastin, Wa, Justin Lowe of Brush Prairie, Wa, Jenna Lowe (Shawn) of Vancouver, Wa. Jason Pfau (Lea) of Sandy. Tommy Pfau (Kassie) of Hayden Lake, Id. Grandchildren Jeremy, Isaiah, Tristeen, Connor, Carter, Addyson and Eliana. Mother, Grace Lowe of Salem. Sisters Debbi Oeltjen (Jim) of Sublimity, and Kristen Lowe of Salem and several nieces and nephews.
Randy was preceded in death by his father Gene Lowe.
Private family services were held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland on March 12.
A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday March 18 at Gilgamesh Brewing 2065 Madrona Ave SE Salem. 1:30-4:30pm open to all who knew Randy and wish to remember the happy times they shared with him.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Mar. 13, 2014