Jeanne Marie Lowry
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Jeanne Marie Lowry

Wauwatosa - Jeanne Lowry (nee Peppey) passed away peacefully on May 21, 2020. She was 69 years old.

Devoted mother to Jeremy Lowry, Josie Lowry, and Liam (Melissa) Lowry. Adoring grandmother of Jacob Lowry and Adeline Lowry. Loving sister to William (Lynn), Robert (Darryl Kitagawa), Claudia (Michael Farnsworth), Christopher (Brooke) and Katherine (Christopher Loss) and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Jeanne was preceded in death earlier this year by her husband of 47 years, Steve Lowry. She is preceded in death by her parents James and Patricia Peppey, her brother William, her parents-in-law Mosely and Sylvia Lowry, and her brother-in-law Dr. Pat (Cindy) Lowry.

Jeanne dedicated her life to compassionate service. She worked for most of her career as a nurse in the service of the homeless at the Red Cross of Greater Milwaukee and Community Advocates, for which she received national recognition. She taught at Alverno College and the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Jeanne volunteered with countless organizations in her life, most recently including the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Guest House and Street Angels Milwaukee Outreach. Together with Steve, she founded the Gathering Water Sanga at First Unitarian Society in Milwaukee and served as a Buddhist chaplain to prisoners. She served on the boards of several nonprofit and religious organizations.

A Memorial Service will be scheduled in the future when gathering can be done safely.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be donated to:

The Guest House of Milwaukee

Street Angels Milwaukee Outreach

Milwaukee Mindfulness Practice Center

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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from May 23 to May 24, 2020.
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May 26, 2020
I had the chance to be reconnected with Jeanne from when I worked for American Red Cross 20 years ago. It was nice to having the opportunity working with her again as a member of the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force. I pray for the family, friends and community for which she served well. Let her final peace be that she joins her Husband in Heaven where I know she will be in the best of hands.
God Bless,
Terri Ellzey
Terri Ellzey
May 25, 2020
I was privileged to have worked with Jeanne through the Red Cross and at the Guest House Clinic. She displayed compassion and concern for individuals who had been written off by other providers. She approached everyone in a non-judgemental manner inspiring all to be their best. She taught me so much in working with homeless and otherwise marginalized individuals and she lived everything she taught. She will be deeply missed.
Tom Harding
May 24, 2020
Jeanne's kindness, and deep affection for people, will linger in our memories.
Eric Hansen
May 24, 2020
She was a very kind and worked with people who many in Social Services would not. Always willing to help! One of the best bosss I I ever had . She is fondly remembered by countless people. ❤
Bagwajikwe Madosh
May 23, 2020
Jeanne was, simply, the best. Knowing her and about her family was a never ending pleasure. Sharing the evolution of the homeless network with her was a life giving experience.
Pat Flannery
May 23, 2020
I learned so much working with Jeanne. Her tireless work for the underserved and homeless continues to be an inspiration to me. The lessons that she taught me are a cornerstone in how I teach people today. I am sorry that she is gone, and those who did get a chance to know her have been affected in positive ways.
Dan McBee
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