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Lowell P. Burford


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Lowell P. Burford Obituary
Burford, Lowell P.



Lowell P. Burford, 83, passed away on April 9, 2016. Lowell grew up in Augusta, Kansas, and attended Iowa State University. His engineering degree helped him land a job that enabled him to travel the world and live in interesting places, including Belgium, New York, Miami, Albuquerque and Houston. Lowell retired from Exxon Mobil in the mid 1980s and devoted himself to community service thereafter. He volunteered at the Food Bank in both Houston and Albuquerque and, more recently, at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Houston Hospice. He made friends wherever he went and enjoyed discussing books (he was a part owner of Brazos Bookstore), movies, and anything he read in the New Yorker. He loved jazz and contemporary art and was a fan of coffee, red wine, tennis and good food.

Lowell was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Kay Tieman Burford in 2006.

He is survived by his son Kyle Burford, his daughter-in-law Mary Halley Burford, and granddaughter Elinor Burford of Orange County, California; son Keith Burford and daughter-in-law Stacy Zachry Burford of Houston.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Lowell's name to The Houston Food Bank.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Apr. 13, 2016
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