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November 12, 1939 ~ October 22, 2022 (age 82) 82 Years Old
It is with broken hearts and great sorrow that the family of JoAnn Lowry are saddened to announce her passing. She passed at home in Paradise, CA with her loving daughter, Barbara Bowen, holding her hand and at her side.
JoAnn was a loving and caring wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was the glue that kept the family together. She had a lust for life like no other. She would always say that she could not wait to see what was around the next corner in life, even during dark days or times of struggle.
On November 8th, 2018, she lost her home along with the homes of four generations of her family in the Camp Fire. This is the fire that destroyed the town of Paradise, CA, started by the utility company PG&E. After the fire all she wanted to do was return to Paradise to live out her end years. After over two long years of being displaced, she was able to move into her new home in Paradise, CA, in December 2020.
JoAnn was a lover of animals. She would take in abandoned baby newborn kittens and use an eye dropper to feed them and nurse them back to health. She also had a passion for gourmet cooking, crocheting, sewing and loved music. She even sewed her daughters’ matching dresses.
JoAnn was a native Californian and grew up in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from Martin Luther King High School. She raised her two daughters as a single mother while working full time for the State of California, Department of Rehabilitation in Los Angeles. When she retired in 1989, she moved to Paradise, CA with her second husband and shortly after, moved her youngest daughter and first grandchild to Paradise, CA.
She is survived by her older brother Robert Dances, her two daughters Susan Stewart and Barbara Bowen, four grandchildren, five great grandchildren and her second husband.