James David Lowell

Oro Valley, Arizona

1928 - 2020


Oro Valley, Arizona


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LOWELL, James David92, of Tucson, was born and died at home, in quarantine. The youngest child of Arthur and Lavina Cumming Lowell, Dave was born on a ranch outside Nogales on February 28, 1928, during a polio epidemic, and he died in Tucson on May 3, 2020 (not of Covid-19). A third-generation...

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Many years ago, the Lowells and the Cawleys were next door neighbors on Jefferson street in Tucson. That started a 60-year family friendship which included several memorable trips to Mexico and to our cabin in Pinetop, AZ. Dave and Edit Lowell agreed to be my godparents in the early 60s. I also worked for Dave in 71 as a map making draftsman and observed first-hand his careful attention to detail as he studied land topology. Starting in the late 70s, we would join their family reunions at...

My sympathy to Edith and the family. David and I have mutual cousins, the Cumming family. I dated Bill Lowell, his older brother who was killed in WWII, in high school. I did not know David well, but remember being in their ranch home once. He was truly a man to be admired.