WALLACE LOWENFIELD
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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.
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March 19, 2019
Wally had a huge impact on my life, he made you feel like you could accomplish anything. You wanted to run through a wall for him. Miss him
Al Paret
Coworker
April 3, 2012
To Wally's family: We mourn with you over your loss at this time.

Wally was one of the men you remember throughout your life. He was kind, compassionate and always fair. I was priveleged to know and work with Wally on Ford's National Dealer Council for two years. As a young dealer, he was very patient and a tremendous teacher. He always stressed fairness for all concerned. Wally will be missed by those that had the opportunity of knowing him.
Jim Landes
April 2, 2012
To all that have posted here and supported us, Thank You. It was through each of you that he lived his life so joyful. He was blessed to call each of you friend. May God bless you all.
The Lowenfields
April 2, 2012
We are blessed by the Friends we have in this life.. I am proud and honored to have had Wally and his buddy Ellis as my friends and mentors for so much of my life. No one could have had better. Wally will be missed greatly!
Steve Tredennick
April 1, 2012
Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.....Wally was a wonderful man and I feel blessed to have known him.
Autumn Mattox
March 31, 2012
To Wally- the times I got to spend with you will always be cherished. Your kindness and wisdom were not taken lightly and your graciousness will not be forgotten. Rest easy.
Steve Stewart
March 30, 2012
I love you grandpa!
Morgan Sliva
March 29, 2012
To Pat, MaryAnn, Ralph, and Tilly

We join with you in mourning the loss of Wally, and send our sympathy to you and all the Lowenfield family.

We treasure our two generation relationship with you and with him, but that gives us confidence you will find the way to deal with this loss.

With much Love,

Sally, Reva, and Bill Tooley

San Francisco and Los Angeles
March 28, 2012
To the Lowenfield family our hearts hurt and grieve with you at the loss of Wally. Please know that we are upholding you in prayer before our Lord. On behalf of our parents the late Edwin & Mattie Mangram.

Abb Mangram, Sallie Berry, Dickie Mangram, Edwina Leverett, & Nancy Glosson
March 28, 2012
Cole, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. It was a pleasure working for you and Mr. Lowenfield. May he rest in peace in "La Casa de Dios"
Rosa Quezada
March 28, 2012
Dear Pat: It is not easy to face life without the mate of so many years. May you have help in facing your new life from family and friends. I remember many great times during those days at TCM and TWC. Gerry Laird Porter
(Mrs. Tom Porter)
Gerry Laird Porter
March 28, 2012
Our prayers are with the Lowenfield Family. God Bless you all.

Sal & Espy Galvan
Espy Galvan
March 28, 2012
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Karen O'Leary
March 28, 2012
Patti Ann, Sorry to hear of you and your family's loss. I remember your Dad as a great man. I have always heard such nice things about him. He was certainly a big part of El Paso. God Bless you in this difficult time.
Pat Valenzuela
March 28, 2012
Our love and prayers are with all of you all, it warms my heart to know he is with the Lord and my dad, they were such good friends.
All our love,
Marycita and Bud Benning
Mary & Bud Benning
March 28, 2012
Wow ....What an awesome Man..Rest in peace Mr. Lowenfield..........
Donny Hernandez
March 28, 2012
Mr. Lowenfield walked the walk.
It was an honor to have called him "Boss".
Susan Magaña
March 27, 2012
OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE LOWEFIELD FAMILY
A GREAT MAN AND A GREAT FAMILY.
HIS LEGACY WILL REMAIN IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER
DIANE HORN
March 27, 2012
I will always remember the smile he always had. God has a special angel to watch over those he leaves behind. May he rest in peace in heaven above and forever be blessed for all of his love and kindness...Never will he be forgotten his name will carry on...We will all miss you....
Patricia Livingston
March 27, 2012
Our thoughts are with you all,our prayers are as well,even as we feel Wally 's smile from Heaven. The sky has been brighter these last nights.There was nothing quite like that hug or handshake from him on Sundays~~those warm eyes,gentle smile, and kind words always made us feel special.So fortunate to have known such an unforgettable man.
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Dr.Lynn and Mary Lynn Neill
March 27, 2012
Our thoughts are with you all,our prayers are as well,even as we feel Wally 's smile from Heaven. The sky has been brighter these last nights.There was nothing quite like that hug or handshake from him on Sundays~~those warm eyes,gentle smile, and kind words always made us feel special.So fortunate to have known such an unforgettable man.
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Dr.Lynn and Mary Lynn Neill
March 27, 2012
Our prayers go out to the Lowenfield family. Mr. Lowenfield hired my husband in 1984, he saw something special in then a 23 year old mechanic and now almost 30 years later the Shop Foreman of Casa Ford. My husband and I hold the Lowenfield family very dear to our hearts. Remember Luke when we talked during the Christmas party of the hope we have in Heaven....that alone will bring joy to a weary heart! God bless, our prayers are with you at this time!
Frances Gahan
March 27, 2012
wALLY WAS A GOOD AND LONG TME FRIEND, AND WE WILL MISS HIM DEEPLY. OUR CONDOLENCES AND SYMPATHY TO ALL THE LOWENFIELD FAMILY.
ALAN AND JOY RASH
Alan Rash
March 27, 2012
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire Lowenfield family. We have lost one of the original cornerstones of our community.
Joe Gomez El Paso, Texas
Joe Gomez
March 27, 2012
My deepest condolonces to Mr. Lowenfields family and friends. I was fortunate to meet Mr. Lowenfield twice in my life, once at the service desk at Casa Nissan, and the other time at Providence Hospital. He and his lovely bride were walking the halls there about a year ago after he had undergone a procedure. That gentleman saluted me with such kindness that day, it left such an impression on me that I will never forget it. The funniest part of this story is that he did not know who I was, but yet, he greated me like an old family friend. Mr. Lowenfield = PRICELESS!
Rest In Peace kind Sir.
Richard Martinez
March 27, 2012
Mr. Lowenfield was a gentleman in the true sense of the word. His leadership, faith and vision live on everyday in Clay, Justin, and Luke. It is truly an honor to work in the Casa organization and to be a part of the family Mr. Lowenfield started over 42 years ago. We are so fortunate to have another Guardian Angel looking down and smiling on us today! May God bless and strengthen the Lowenfield family in their time of loss and may their faith sustain them until that wonderful day when they are once again reunited with Mr. Lowenfield in heaven.
Todd Roth
March 27, 2012
Mrs. Lowenfield and family, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. I was blessed to know your family. May the Lord hold you in his hand during this time. Psalms 23
God Bless
Tito Herrera
March 27, 2012
Mr. Lowenfield, (Boss as he was and still is known to me) imparted his wisdom about business and life in simple honest terms. His words always seemed as if they were grabbing my attention. I like many are better off today because of his guidance and lessons. He will be greatly missed. My sincerest condolences to the Lowenfield family, they too are most special. Thank you Boss for the privledge of learning from you.
Dan Warwick
March 27, 2012
Words can't express my sorrow and sympathy to Pat, Kathryn and all the family for your loss. There is no finer man than Wally. May he rest in Heaven and live eternally where he was meant to be. On behalf of my parents, Sam and Marilyn Young, we send prayers during this difficult time. Love, Ali
Allison McGuire
March 27, 2012
MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO YOU ALL,WHAT A WONDERFUL PERSON MR. LOWENFIELD WAS.I WILL REMEMBER HIM SMILING AND TALKING TO ME IN SPANISH BEFORE MY CLASS AT CASA FORD, THERE IS A GREAT CELEBRATION IN HEAVEN.
TONI GOMEZ-DAKE
March 26, 2012
My deepest sympathy to all of the Lowenfield family. I was blessed to have worked for Mr. Lowenfield. He was a great mentor and a truly fine and generous man. It was a joy to work for him.
Heaven surely had open arms waiting for him!
Annie Dufour
March 26, 2012
Mr. Lowenfield, you sir will surely be missed. You were a gentleman in every sense of the word. A great man of God, a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. You are in a better place with Our Heavenly Father.
Our deepest condolences to the Lowenfield family.
We love you and God Bless You ALWAYS!
Cesar and Rosie Pedrayes
Lauren and Sean Martinez
March 26, 2012
What a great man !!! My prayers are with you Katherine and family
Chuck Flores
March 26, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to you Kathryn, and the entire Lowenfield family. You are all in our prayers. Your dad was a kind man. I got my first truck from him. God Bless you all.
Shelly and Charlie Voth
March 26, 2012
Wally arrived at work one morning and I greeted him, "Good morning Mr. Lowenfield." He gave me a quizzical look and continued to his office. Shortly afterwards I was summoned to his office and when I arrived he asked,"Ken, are you mad at me?" "Why no, why?" "Because you only call me Mr. Lowenfield when you are mad." So, to my dear friend, my business mentor, and beloved brother in Christ, I say simply, "Hey BOSS, we're going to miss you!" But we'll see you later.
Ken Morrow
March 26, 2012
Clay Lowenfield & Family, My deepest condolences to your families. From an ex employee of Casa Nissan. Had graeat times with you all specially with your Dad at the Christmas Breakfast we had every year. He is now at the Best place he can be. Eddie Hernandez
Eduardo Hernandez
March 26, 2012
Our prayers and thoughts are with the Lowenfield and Livingston family. Thank you Walley for living the example of Christ for your children and grandchildren. Your legacy of love for the Lord our Savior and for fellow man lives on in them.
Sandy Shiflett
March 26, 2012
El Paso has lost one of her brightest stars. Mr. Lowenfield, thank you for making El Paso a better place. You truly led by example. God Bless You. Our sincerest condolences to your family.

-Anonymous-
March 26, 2012
We send our condolences to Pat and PattiAnn and the rest of the Lowenfield family. Wally was a wonderful man who will be remembered fondly. May all of you be comforted by the lovely memories you have of him.
Love,
Marlene and Steve Golden
March 26, 2012
A "true gentleman" in every sense of the word. It was my pleasure for having known you Mr. Lowenfield. In business and on the tennis court, and for your words of encouragement I will always be gratefull. You will be missed by many. My condolences for his family. God Bless.
Dan Martinez
March 26, 2012
Rest peaceful in the knowledge that you have left your mark on us all and we have been blessed by the light of Christ you carried with you in all you did.

Your life was an inspiration to many.
Melissa M
March 26, 2012
Mr. Lowenfield lived an exemplary life. His legacy is not in the businesses he left, but the family he raised. I commend you Mr. Lowenfield, you leave a caring, loving and giving family that gives back much more than it receives. I'm sure you will be welcome with open arms in your new Casa. My thoughts and prayers are with the Lowenfield family. Mr. Lowenfields legacy will live on!
Francisco Elias
March 26, 2012
Our deepest condolences to the whole family...from your friends at KTSM, KDBC, KDBC4.2and NTSM. May our Lord receive him with open arms and grant everyone the peace and comfort needed at this time. Blessings...
Nohemi C. Sanchez (Mimi)
March 26, 2012
He's in a better place right now
Than he has ever been before;
All pain is gone; he's now at rest;
Nothing troubles him anymore.

Wally touched so many lives, people he knew as well as people he didn't. A great man, dedicated to God and servant to people. Many lessons have been learned by those touched by his life.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Lowenfield family knowing that our Lord now has His servant on His side.
Lucas Grendahl
March 26, 2012
My deepest respects to the Lowenfield family. El Paso has lost a great man who has lead by example, both in business...and friendship.
Ron Schuler
March 26, 2012
My deepest condolences to the Lowenfield family. Wally was always a gentleman, gracious and generous. He touched countless lives and inspired many to achieve more and share that success. Hundreds of current and former employees, the Casa family, will today recall the company picnics at Western Playland, and Christmas breakfasts complete with carols and Paul Harvey's sparrow story. Well done, Wally. Rest in peace my friend.
Leo Schumacher
March 26, 2012
Grandpa raised the man who has had the greatest influence on my life, my father, and for this, I am eternally grateful. Grandpa's life as I knew it was marked by faith, integrity, honor, leadership, love, dedication, and grace. I am forever changed because of his great life. To carry on his name is a great honor, privilege, and something I am totally incapable of doing as I consider the impact he had on this world. I will miss him and am hurting now but also am hopeful as I consider the abundant reward of eternal life he has received because of Jesus. I love you forever, Grandpa.
Ronald Wallace Lowenfield
March 26, 2012
One of El Paso's true gentlemen, Rest in Peace Wally.
Larry Moreno
Larry Moreno
March 26, 2012
Wally was one of the greatest men I've ever known. I would not be who or have accomplished what I have in life if it wasnt for Wally and his family.I got to share a lot with this man and most of it was great joy, great knowledge and experience. He always spoke and lisetned like a father.
Heaven is a better place today! I will miss him dearly.
Al Paret
March 26, 2012
Forty Five years in the automobile industry. The very best of those were with Wally Lovenfield. A great mentor to me,in the business and most importantly in life. A quote from Wally, "God loves you and so do I"
My prayers are with the entire Lowenfield family.
Dannie L. (Dan) Carter
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