LOWENFIELD Wallace Moore Lowenfield, 84 received his reward to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, March 25, 2012. He was born on January 15, 1928 in Phoenix, Arizona moved to El Paso with his parents Helen Moore and Ralph Albert Lowenfield when he was 4 years old, and lived here his entire life. He grew up in Kern Place where he attended Dudley School with his friend Clinton Dean, El Paso High School, where he was a yell leader, and Texas College of Mines, where he was the president of his fraternity Kappa Sigma. He left during World War ll to serve his country in the Navy as a storekeeper on his ship. He returned to graduate from college here, and created many lifelong relationships through his school years that lasted a lifetime. "Wally" as he was known to so many, loved serving the community of El Paso and was an active member in numerous organizations. He served as president of the United Way, The Girls Club, The YMCA and The Del Norte Club to mention a few. He served at The Church of St. Clements as a lay reader for over 40 years and as a member of the vestry including being their Junior and Senior warden many times. He started his working career at the Madera Lumber Company with his father; then left to start an insurance company with his life long friend Walter Driver. Lowenfield/Driver Insurance Company later merged with Belk Insurance in the 1960's, and Wally became a partner there. He sold insurance until 1969 when he and four good friends bought El Paso Ford. They re-named it Casa Ford, moved it to its current location on Montana in 1972 and Wally was the dealer/operator for over 30 years. He was very active in the car business, served on the National Dealer Council for Ford Motor Company from 1984-88, and was elected Chairman in 1986-87 to represent all of the Ford Dealers in the U.S., he enjoyed representing other dealers in a job that took him all over the world. He bought Sun Datsun in 1984 from Sonny Emmett and Jack Cardwell and renamed it Casa Nissan. He also bought and sold many other dealerships, including Hilo Ford in Hawaii, Sunnyvale Ford in San Francisco, Carrera Porsche, Audi, Volvo, Isuzu, Dick Blanken Toyota, Freeway Ford, Saturn of El Paso, Delorean Motor Cars, and National Rental Cars. Wally loved to play golf and tennis although he wasn't very good at either one. He was a true competitor, but he didn't like golf that much because his wife, Pat, could beat him. He enjoyed anything dealing with cars and opened up a slot car track in Kern place where young boys and girls could go to race their cars for fun. In his later years he enjoyed beating his friends in gin rummy, and his buddy Rafa at EPCC always took care of him. Wally had the best attitude in life. It didn't matter how bad circumstances were, or how sick he was, he always said that, "things are allright." Wally's life was all about serving. He was a true gentleman with many gifts; but, none surpassed his generosity. As a true disciple of Christ, he loved what is most important to God.... His people. He never seemed to judge anyone, he always stood up for the underdog, and he respected the dignity of every human being. One of his favorite scriptures was Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and He will make straight your paths", Wally was preceded in death by his parents, Helen Moore and Ralph Albert Lowenfield. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patricia Milliken Lowenfield, whom he met at the College of the Mines, "the most beautiful girl he had ever seen" as he described her"; His brother Ralph Lowenfield (Sandra); his sister MaryAnn Andrews (Stafford) of Houston; his sister Tilly Chandler of San Angelo. He was a wonderful father to his six children; PattiAnn Lowenfield, Connie Shaw (Roland) of La Jolla California, Clay Lowenfield (Rhonda), Kathryn Livingston (Sammy), Cole Lowenfield of Austin, and Jennifer Sliva (Stuart). He loved his grand children, all 18 of them and his great grand children, all 10 of them, and many nieces and nephews all over the country. The family would like to thank V.N.A. for the special care he received for three months, especially from Adrian, and to CIMA, Hospice for his most recent care and help especially to Joe and Rudy, and a very special thanks to his Doctors, Jeff Spier, Branch Craig, Dr. Gupta, and Dr. Chesbro. Also a big gracias to his in house care from Gabina Soto, Maria de Jesus Madrid, and Alfonso Morales, and his beloved dog Mattie. God bless you all. The Pall bearers will be all of Wally's grandsons, Patrick Dean, John Elliot Bailey, Kendall Bailey, Justin Lowenfield, Luke Lowenfield, Ronnie Lowenfield, Miles Lowenfield, Jacob Livingston, Corban Livingston, and Mason Sliva, and Cole Silva as acolyte. The celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Church of St. Clement 810 N. Campbell, El Paso, TX 79902. Interment will be held at Memory Gardens of the Valley, Santa Teresa, NM. In lieu of flowers, (they made him sneeze), memorials may be made to the Rescue Mission of El Paso, Church of St. Clement or School, he loved them all. Services entrusted to Martin Funeral Home West, 128 N. Resler Dr., El Paso, TX 79912. www.MartinFuneralHomeWest.com
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Published in El Paso Times from Mar. 25 to Apr. 2, 2012.