Mary Helen “Granny” Lowrance – Eastland

Mary Helen “Granny” Lowrance, age 78, of Eastland, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2009, in Eastland Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 2:00 pm at Summers-Bakker Funeral Home Chapel with Rex Boggs and Dr. Shawn Brewer officiating. Interment followed at Eastland Cemetery under the direction of Summers-Bakker Funeral Home.

Mary was born in Eastland County, TX on January 19, 1931 to William and Susie Vinson. She graduated from high school in Ranger, Texas in 1947 and was a graduate of the Draughns Business School in Ft. Worth, Texas. She was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church in Morton Valley and the “Order of the Eastern Star of Eastland”.

She married L.A. Lowrance Jr. on October 23, 1948 in Eastland. They were married for 48 years and never spent a night apart even through illness until his passing in 1995. She lived and worked in Eastland her entire life as a dedicated caregiver. She raised two wonderful sons, Tony and Randy, and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved taking care of all of her family more than anything and put everyone else’s needs above her own. Mary’s two favorite hobbies were fishing and bird hunting.

Mary is survived by her son, Tony Lowrance and wife Joan of Eastland; her granddaughters Laurie Lowrance of Austin, Libby Lowrance of Eastland and Tammy Lipovsky and husband Walt of Sebring, Florida; her grandsons John Lowrance and wife Julie of Granbury, Josh Lowrance and Link Lowrance of Eastland, Mickey Jones and wife Mary of Osceola, Missouri, David Jones and wife Jerra of Imperial, and Darren Jones of Ft. Worth; great grandchildren Joe, John, Bobby, Tyler, Brandon, Matt, Luke, Caleb, Ethan and Gracie; her brother Buddy Vinson of Ranger, her sisters Marie Lee of Lovington, New Mexico and Nellie Sue Warren and husband Terry of Scranton as well as a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews who she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her husband L.A. Lowrance Jr., her son Randall Lee Lowrance, her sister Betty Lou Vinson, and her brother J.W. Vinson of Ranger.

“Granny” will be remembered by all who knew and loved her for her love of her family, children and all their friends. She was a wonderful caregiver was always known and admired for her elegance, beauty, and impeccable ladylike
appearance.

Mary Helen Lowrance
Mary Helen Lowrance