Dr. Leroy Lowery, April 12, 1930 – May 5, 2022
Dr. Leroy Ramsey Lowery was born on April 12, 1930, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to LeRoy and Mary (Ramsey) Lowery. He passed away on May 5, 2022, in Ukiah, California where he resided for 42 years. He was 92 years old.
Lee graduated from Sacramento State College in 1952 and later received a doctorate degree in Education from U.C. Berkeley. His whole career was in education as a public school teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent for Rio Linda Union School District. He was also an assistant chancellor for West Valley College in Saratoga, California, and president of Mendocino College in Ukiah, from which he retired.
A highlight of his professional career was being the Consultant to the Senate Education Committee for the state of California.
After retirement, he served on and chaired the City of Ukiah Master Plan Committee, played golf, teaching it to his grandchildren, enjoyed Bay Area sports teams, especially the SF Giants, and welcomed numerous grand and great-grandchildren.
In 2000, after the passing of his first wife, Ione Field Lowery, he married Ruth Pixley, of Ukiah, and treasured her and her family for 22 years. He was truly blessed with such loving and caring family members.
Lee is survived by his daughters Jill Dacanay and son-in-law William of San Jose, Linda Sue Anderson, and Kim Kesler and son-in-law David of Ukiah. His grandchildren are Leah and Steve Mendoza, Cody Max, Blake Kesler, Taylor Kesler, Robert Dacanay, and Christie and Charles Brown. Great grandchildren are Steve and Andria Mendoza, John and Kristen Mendoza, Travis Mendoza, Myles Mendoza, Tanner Mendoza, Marshall Max, Clayton Max, Cecily, Carmelo, and Cedric Brown. He has six great-great grandchildren. Grandpa will be missed and fondly remembered by his family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Eversole Mortuary.
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