North Santa Rosa

Betty Jean Gardner Lowry

On April 15, 2015 we released Betty Jean Gardner Lowry, our mother, granny, sister, aunt and friend into the hands of the Lord. Her mind left us many years ago to the horrible disease Alzheimers, but her sweet, loving, caring and giving spirit never left her. She was always complimentary, even if it was to tell someone that they had pretty eyelashes. Betty was a faithful follower of our Lord Jesus Christ. She especially treasured sharing the love of Jesus with the children through flannel board stories, crafts, music and good ole “get down on the floor play”. She worked at Monsanto with the love of her life “Bugs” before Henry was born, but chose to be a stay at home mom most of her children’s young lives. She was a substitute teacher at Jay School in all levels, before she became employed with Jay Hospital, where she retired. Betty spent most of her time taking care of others. She was a member of Cora Baptist Church and a member of Jay Chapter #208 Order of the Eastern Star. She was born on October 20, 1934 to the late Genia Augustus King Gardner and Annie Dora Bodie Gardner of Jay, FL. Preceding her in death was her husband of 53 years, Hubert Henry “Bugs” Lowry, Jr., June 2, 2013. Also preceding her in death were her brothers Hollis, Roland, Ruthord (Helen), Russell (Mary Lou), and William D Gardner; sisters Myra (HC) Osburn, Geraldine Bond, and Hayrul Ann Patterson. She is survived by her three children Henry (Janet) Lowry of Jay, Dora (Eric) Williams of Newton, AL and LeTonya (Christian) Dietiker of Blue Springs, MO, the beats of her heart grandchildren Krystal and Jennifer Lowry; Briana Williams; Kamuela, Leigh Ana and Sterling Kealii Dietiker; brothers Robert Earl (the late Mary) of Mableton, GA and Bennie Ray (Joyce) Gardner of Huntsville, AL, and also an abundance of special nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Cora Baptist Church with Brother LaDon Hall officiating. We will lay her body in its final resting place, awaiting that glorious resurrection at Cora Baptist Church Cemetery after the services. We will then share food and friendship at the fellowship hall as we celebrate the abundant life that Betty lived. A visitation will also be held the day prior on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at Jay Funeral Home chapel. Active Pallbearers will be Eric Williams, Kamuela Dietiker, Sterling Kealii Dietiker, Bryan Bond, David Deese, and Damon Boutwell. We would like to thank the Century Health and Rehabilitation Center for their faithful care and concern that they showed Betty throughout her time there.

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