December 18, 1938 - May 18, 2014
Jean Ann Low of Rockwall, Texas passed away on May 18. 2014 at the age of 75.
Celebration of a Life—Story of a “Shooting Star”
The story begins with a birth of a baby girl in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana to a family of six, including the parents Robert and Wilma and their three young sons, Robert, Richard, and William. The new baby was named Jean Ann.
As years went by, Jean was considered to be second-in-command to mom. Dad worked and was not too involved with the up-bringing of the kids. Oh, let me not forget to mention that Dad was still very much in their lives and helped produce five more children: Jerry, Jim, Mike, Tom, and the other girl baby Deborah. By the time Deborah came along, Jean was very much responsible for the younger siblings, but she was totally entrusted with the needs of this new baby girl. Why not? Mom certainly had her hands full.
As time goes by and after graduation from Warren Central High School, she put the dream of being a stewardess with an airline aside and took a full-time job as a teller with the Indiana National Bank. Not an exciting job but a paycheck.
Soon at the bank she caught the eye of a young guy, James Low, and agreed to a date and eventually they became serious. You know, steady, engagement, and finally marriage. I can’t say that this was the best move for Jean, but it worked.
James enlisted in the Air Force and after some basic training and school, he came back to a wedding to his sweetheart. They travelled some i.e., Bangor, Maine and then to England. In England, Jean discovered an adventure. First was their first son, James Keith, born at a hospital named Bird Drop Park. Obviously named for so many births by Airmen’s wives.
England was an adventure but also an exciting time. Jean fit right in with the other new moms, both from the U.S., as well as those from other parts of the world.
Ok, now getting close to the time to end the Air Force experience, Jean is now to return home to give birth to a baby girl, Judith. I won’t go into the details of getting to the hospital, but if you ask, it is an interesting tale.
Maybe Jean got the travel bug while in England because, after moving to Richmond, Indiana, her interest and experience took her to an agency position with AAA and there started a life as a travel agent. And, by the way, while in Richmond her third child, Christopher, came along. Not wanting Christopher to be by himself and the first two teens being teens and not excited about a new baby, the fourth child, William, was brought into this world.
Now we find Jean in Dallas, Texas, owning her own travel agency, “Travel Machine”, and being able to fulfill her early dream of travel. I’m not sure she had planned this last trip at this time, but this visit was requested by her “Holy Father”, and she would never refuse such an opportunity for the next adventure.
Jean Ann (Lacy) Low
18 December 1938
Daughter, woman, lover, wife, mother, and grandmother
Blessed child of our only God
Husband – James L. Low
Daughter – Judith Kay (Low) Ketron (David Ketron)
Sons – James Keith Low (Tammy)
Christopher Allan Low (Leslie)
William Michael Low (Niki)
Grandchildren – Destry Dean; Nicholas Low; Natalie Low; Noelle Low; Kourtney Low; Nathan Low; Nicole Low; Kayleigh Low; Jack Low; and Tulip Low
Parents-Robert and Wilma Reeder Lacy..deceased
Brothers-Robert and George Ann Lacy
Richard and Mary Lacy
Sister- Deborah Kendall
All from Indianapolis, Indiana
Jean, rest in peace, God will take care of you now, my shooting star. We all will miss you my sweetheart.
A Memorial Service will be at 7 PM on Thursday May 22, 2014 at First United Methodist Church, 4405 Main Street, Rowlett, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org or mail to P.O. Box 4072 Pittsfield, MA 01202.Arrangements are under the direction of: ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home 10116 E. NW Highway Dallas, Texas 75238 214.340.8008
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