Lourance Carlson Stowers was the third of five children born to Charley (Carl) Carlson, Swedish immigrant and Rose Danielson. She moved to St. Paul, MN where she married Charles Ulrich. She and Charles had three children: Dona, Boyd and Blaine. After divorcing Charles Ulrich, she married Don Stowers and returned to Clinton, MN. She was a member of the Catholic Church near Clinton.