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Robert Carson Lowe

July 7, 1931 — March 26, 2015

Bob passed away peacefully. His wife of 64 years, Barbara Ann (Wells), daughter, Carol Ann and son, Robert Jr. were at his side. He was born in Fort Gay, West Virginia to the late Ernest Burley & Madge Lee (New) Lowe, and was preceded in death by his sisters, Billie Evelyn Smith & Betty Jo Keaton. In addition to his wife, daughter and son, he is survived by son-in-law, Joe Lopez, grandchildren, Danielle Ann Lopez & Devin Carson Lopez, brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Carroll Eugene & Theresa Wells, and brother-in-law, James Keaton, as well as many nieces and nephews.

After graduation in 1949 from Huntington High School, he met the love of his life and married her in 1950 before joining the United States Navy. He served during the Korean War as an Aviation Electronics Technician on P2V aircraft. Upon receiving an honorable discharge, he entered the University of Florida, in Gainesville. He majored in Electrical Engineering. He graduated in 1959 and began his life-long career in Microwave Systems at Sperry-Rand in Oldsmar, FL before relocating in the late 60's to Watkins-Johnson Company in Palo Alto, CA. At the time of his retirement in 1987, he was Vice President & Manager of the SSE Division.

In 1990, he moved to Incline Village, NV at Lake Tahoe which was a favorite place of his and enjoyed many years fishing and skiing. In addition to these outdoor activities, he was a sports enthusiast and loved anything that pertained to the University of Florida Gators.

Throughout his life, he and Barbara traveled the world extensively visiting cities in every continent except Antarctica. His exploration into his ancestry led him to Scotland in 2010.

His final home was in Lincoln, CA and he has left behind many friends and family who were honored to have shared his life.

There will be a private family service on April 2nd where he will be laid to rest at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Alzheimer's Association for Frontotemporal Dementia research or to the Wounded Warriors Fund.
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Interment with Military Honors

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Starts at 11:30 am

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

5810 Midway Rd, Dixon, CA 95620

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