|Birth: ||Nov. 6, 1926|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 2002|
Joyce was the sixth child born in the family of Ray J Lowery, Sr. and Florence Fern Follmer Lowery. She attended elementary school at Pleasant Prairie. She attended her freshman year of high school at Nelson High in Nelson, Nebraska. She transferred to Davenport High (Nebraska) in January of 1942 and graduated in 1944. She taught school in a one-room school house, called Ranch School, for two years following high school. This was the same school her father, Ray Sr., taught in when he was teaching school after high school. In the summer of 1946, Joyce went to Rupert, Idaho, to work in Aunt Florence & Uncle Jack's cafe, The Cottage Cafe. Harold Fuller and his brothers were painting the cafe that summer, so that's how the two met.
Harold & Joyce made their home in Lincoln, where their two children were born. Joyce was just shy of her 76th birthday when she died, seven weeks after being told she had cancer that started in her lungs, spreading to the lymph nodes and liver. It came on so fast and took her so fast, her entire family from California to New York to Florida were in a state of shock because it was Joyce who was the oil that kept all the family parts running smoothly over the bumps in the road. No easy task, since there were 10 kids in her family, each independent and opinionated. For those last seven weeks there was a steady stream of brothers, sisters, in-laws, nieces, nephews, former co-workers, and friends who came from near and far to visit her, knowing it would be the last time they'd have with her.
Ray J Lowery (1892 - 1969)
Florence Fern Follmer Lowery (1897 - 1985)
Harold Fuller (1922 - 1967)*
Lincoln Memorial Park
Plot: T 347 12
Created by: Henry6716
Record added: Sep 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97725810