Margaret Anne Lowe

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Margaret Anne Lowe (Powell)

Death: January 14, 2010 (86)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ferdinand Powell and Margaret Powell
Wife of Private
Sister of Hortense Hayes Cooper

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About Margaret Anne Lowe

The Tennessean Nashville, Tennessee

Obituary published from January 16 to January 17, 2010:

LOWE, Margaret Anne Powell, age 86 of Cookeville. Thursday, January 14, 2010.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 18, 2010 at Saint Michael's Church in Cookeville. Burial will follow in Cookeville City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at the home of her son, Whitson Lowe and from 10 a.m. until time of services on Monday at the church in Cookeville.

She was born May 24, 1923 in Nashville to the late Margaret Hayes and Ferdinand Powell. Anne graduated valedictorian from Science Hill High School in Johnson City. She attended Vanderbilt University and was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. In 1944, she transferred to Barnard College (Columbia University) in New York City and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. She went to work in New York City as assistant to the Chief European Desk for the Voice of America.

Her sister, Hortense, introduced her to her future husband, Dr. Jere Lowe, and the two were engaged in the garden of New York Hospital (Cornell) in 1954.

Anne settled in Cookeville as a "domestic engineer," mother and civic volunteer. She was passionate about education, and served as president of the Putnam County Library Board for more than 30 years. She was president of the Cookeville Medical Auxiliary, chairman of the Cookeville Arts Council, founding member of the Cookeville Town and Gown Club, member of the Book Lovers Club and the Cookeville House and Garden Club, and a member of the President's Club of Tennessee Tech University.

Anne maintained her Nashville friendships, and was a life member of the Ladies Hermitage Association, a past president of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in Tennessee, a member of the Centennial Club and a member of the Canby Robinson Society.

Ann was a Communicant of Saint Michael's Church in Cookeville for most of her life and attended Collegeside Church of Christ with her husband. She was widowed in 1994, and moved to Richland Place in Nashville in 2001, becoming a Communicant of Christ Church Cathedral.

Anne loved to travel and visited every continent. She loved to garden and was particularly fond of boxwoods and boxwood gardens. She was a student of history and an advocate for historic preservation. Her family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Richland Health Care Center and to her personal caregiver, Barbara McGrady.

Her family includes two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Whitson and Sandra Lowe and John Powell and Wendall Lowe; sister, Hortense Powell Cooper; six adoring grandchildren, John, Margaret, Mark, Powell, Owen and Sarah Lowe.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Jere W. Lowe; brother, Ferdinand Powell Jr. Pallbearers will be William, Jim and John Cooper, Bob, Monte, John and Mark Lowe, Fearon Brown, Ferd Powell, Worcester Bryan, Frank Bass, Whit Carlen and Lee Woosley.

Anne has requested that book donations, in her honor, be made to the Putnam County Library.

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Margaret Anne Lowe's Timeline

May 24, 1923
January 14, 2010
Age 86