Thursday, June 26, 2008

Jimmy Music Available!!!

Hello Everyone!

We wanted to let you know that one of Jimmy's friends has made a cd of Jimmy's music with his former band here in Fairbanks, "Side Project"! There are plenty of copies to go around, so if you are interested you can pick one up at Pro Music.

The cd has tons of classic Jimmy tunes, including "One Headlight", "You Look Wonderful Tonight", "This Love", "And I Love Her", and many of the songs we all love! Plus, there is some funny Jimmy banter with the band. It is a wonderful mix!

A special thank you to Craig at Pro Music for taking the time to make this special cd and getting it out to all of Jimmy's friends and family!

So, all you locals can grab yourself a copy from Pro Music. For all the out-of-towners, please email us with your name and address and we will make sure you get a copy too! Thanks!

~Jimmy's Friends & Family Page~

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Jimmy!!!

To all of Jimmy's friends and family:

We hope you will join us today in celebrating the life and birthday of our dear friend Jimmy Lowe!

We will miss celebrating this day with him here on earth, but know that his light and love are shining down on us everyday.

Please take some time today to remember this special man, and say a prayer for his family.

We love you and miss you very much J-Lowe!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Dedicated To Jimmy "Guy" Lowe, With Love Always

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all doing well. This has been a difficult past month for everyone I am sure. You are all in our prayers daily and we appreciate all of your wonderful comments and stories about your memories with Jimmy. I would like to share this beautiful dedication by the lovely and talented Carol Driver, a dear friend of Jimmy's. Thank you again for all of your support. We look forward to hearing more from everybody! God bless~

Dedicated To Jimmy "Guy" Lowe, With Love Always
By, Carol Driver

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We have an entire lifetime to make memories with those we love. What we don't know is how long our lifetime will be. We take life for granted and think we have time to tell someone how much we love them or what they mean to us. When we actually only have right now. This very minute is all we have. For it could all be gone in a split second.

Jimmy is gone from this world but forever living in our hearts. Jimmy was taken from us way to soon. How were we to know that the last time we saw his face, heard his voice or told him we loved him was the last chance we would get. We are all thinking and remembering what we last said to him or what we were doing when we last saw him or what we should have said. No words that we ever spoke matter as much as the love we had for him. I love him with my whole heart and I always will. And he loved me. He mattered and touched my life. His love is what I will hold onto not the last words spoken. And although the last time I saw him he was being his wonderful self. It's his love that lives in my heart and will keep his memory alive.Jimmy showed us what love was all about.

I have known him since he was a teenager. I watched him grow up into an amazing man. He loved life, his family and friends. He always saw the good in everyone. Jimmy touched each life that he entered with out judgment or conviction. Jimmy and I have been through many happy times, sad times, bee stings, dog bites, weddings, family times, camping times, graduations, losing his home to fire, we have been through a lifetime together. His lifetime. Jimmy had a laugh that was more contagious then the common cold. He sang in a way that gave you goose bumps. He loved playing that guitar and singing.

I am proud and honored to have been apart of Jimmy's life. Proud to call him a very special friend. We will always have Jimmy in our conversations, in our thoughts and our memories. He will always live in our hearts.

I would like to share a couple of memories that I have. These are the memories that Jimmy reminded me of time and time again. I have a million memories of Jimmy and they are never ending. He made every moment with him special. I know telling you about these two memories will be making Jimmy smile as he is watching over us right now.

I hate bugs and I am fearful of being near water so these two memory's are related to those fears. Jimmy would always get me with the bug thing. He would get a kick out of telling me there was a bug on me even when there wasn't. After he made me scream he would say he was sorry and that he just wanted to hear me scream. He would be standing there cracking up. How was I to believe he was sorry? If there really was a bug on me he would build me up to freak me out. He would look at me and say "Carol now, Carol don't freak out"... Yeah right, that was all it took I was freaking out. I would start screaming telling him to get the bug off. He would be laughing so hard he would have tears running down his face and I was screaming for him to get it off. He would be trying to but with him laughing and tears in his eyes it was taking forever. He had way to much fun doing that to me.

The other thing is I don't know how to swim and I am terrified of water. One time while out at Birch Lake he talked me into going on the double inner tube with him. The inner tube had a bottom in it so I thought it would be okay. Jimmy assured me it would be great fun. I had a life jacket on and knew I would be fine.

As we were bouncing on the water Jimmy would look over at me with that cheeky smile and glow in his eyes. You could see how proud he was to get me out on the water and see me having fun. In all the years of going out to Birch Lake no one had managed to get me in the water. I felt safe with him. I knew he wouldn't let anything happen to me. Then the boat stopped in the middle of the lake and the tube flipped. I went under and took in a bit of water before coming back up. With fear raging through me I thought for sure it was the end. It was dark and the water was going in my mouth. I could hear my daughter screaming fearfully "Mom, Mom where's my mom?" I had no idea where I was and I wondered where Jimmy was. I was so terrified. Just then Jimmy lifted the inner tube off my head. I started crying and holding onto him for dear life.

He told me it was okay. He said "Don't ever scare me like that again". He held onto me telling me it was fine and that he had me now. There I was crying and shaking in fear and he starts laughing. I asked him what he was laughing at? And he told me "You have to admit that was funny. What were the chances of that happening"? I told him it was not funny and I didn't know what was happening. He laughed even harder. He said "You were just under the inner tube." Then he started cracking up even harder. He was crying with laughter. That is so like Jimmy. I still would not let go of him. I had my legs and arms wrapped around him as tight as I could.

Everyone on land was laughing as they were watching this whole thing go on. Jimmy, my daughter and another friend were now trying to get me in the boat. They couldn't get me in because I wouldn't let go of Jimmy. Jimmy was laughing so hard he couldn't get me off of him. They struggled for sometime trying to get me to relax. When we got to shore everyone was laughing but me. Jimmy was beside himself and couldn't even tell the story. He was hugging me and telling me he was sorry he was laughing but that it was just too funny. When he was finally able to tell the story of what happened and telling everyone that I thought I was drowning when I was only under the inner tube I was laughing too. That's what Jimmy did. He made us laugh he made us happy.

Jimmy never let me forget that day after all these years. When Jimmy would say to me "Trust me little girl" I would remind him of why I shouldn't trust him and he would laugh all over again. The last time I saw Jimmy... He told me that he loved me and that he would always be there for me and my daughters. He thanked me for always being there for him too. He also thanked me for being a good cook and for all those wonderful meals. He was always thinking of his stomach.

I love you Jimmy Guy with all my heart. Thank you for all you have given me. You are in my thoughts, my memories and always apart of my life. You have given me a lifetime of memories and a million reasons to always hold onto you and never let you go. You are gone but never forgotten.

I miss you my precious friend. Rest in Peace.

Carol Driver

Thursday, February 7, 2008

New Jimmy MySpace Page!

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Hello Everyone!

First off, we just want to thank all who have visited this blog and posted your wonderful memories! They are such a joy to read and we are hoping for more and more memories and stories to come!

We would like to announce a new blog, dedicated to Jimmy on MySpace! There is now a Friends & Family page dedicated to Jimmy and welcoming everyone to visit. The page is public, so you do not have to be a MySpace member to view it. You do have to be a member if you wish to leave a comment for Jimmy, but everyone can view it and send email messages if you have anything to share, or requests of any kind.

Here is the link:

We hope to see you there!

Thanks again to everyone! It was wonserful to meet some of you at Jimmy's memorial get-together the other night as well. We are so happy to be getting to know so many of you!

Thanks again, and God bless you all~

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tenacious Jimmy

Sorry it has been a while since we last posted. This has been a difficult past few weeks as you all know, and as I'm sure are all experiencing as well.

We think about Jimmy daily and are working hard at the beginnings of this healing process. Please know that all of you, his dear friends and family, are in our thoughts and prayers daily as well. We share in your sorrow, your confusion, your happy memories and your love of this wonderful man.

We have been informed that Jimmy's memorial get-together will be held at Big Daddy's BBQ on Feb. 6th at 7:00pm. I will reconfirm this time with his family this weekend, and re-post it on Monday on this blog as well as my MySpace blog ( I hope to see you all there, and those who are out of state or not able to attend, I pray you will be there in spirit, and continue to pray for Jimmy's family and children during this time.

We are not looking forward to the harsh reality of the evening, but are happy to be able to dedicate a night to do fun things such as karaoke, in the celebration of Jimmy's life. Particularly at a place Jimmy loved like Big Daddy's. How appropriate to the fun loving man he was.

I would like to take this opportunity to share a little memory about Jimmy, as I have not yet done so:

I'll never forget the day my husband and I introduced Jimmy to the world that is... Tenacious D. Jimmy wasn't familiar with them at that time and we had all gone shooting together and we were sitting in the car, about to leave when we decided to put the cd in. If Jimmy could have hit the floor laughing, he would have. He was absolutely floored, and became an instant, DIE HARD fan of "the D". I just remember thinking, this is SO Jimmy, I couldn't believe he hadn't heard them before! It is one of the times I heard Jimmy laugh the hardest. It was magic. And now, I can never hear them without thinking of Jimmy.

And to further the silliness, Jimmy had Sasquatch as one of his friends on his MySpace page (not sure if it had to do with the D or not.) And one day I was on his page and I noticed that I was lower on his top friends list, and that Sasquatch was above me! Oh man, I gave him an earful for that! It was hilarious! I sure miss giving him a hard time about Sasquatch... When he moved away, MySpace turned into our biggest form of communication, and I will miss our jokes terribly, as I miss everything about him.

Well, that is one of many awesome memories Jimmy has blessed me with. I will post more of them soon. Thanks for listening.

Please remember to share anything you like about your times with J-Lowe. We really want to hear them all :O) Thanks again and God bless~

Monday, January 21, 2008

Friends and Family of Jimmy Lowe

Dear Friends and Family of Jimmy Lowe,

This blog is dedicated to our dear friend Jimmy Lowe. We are sad to have such a page, but blessed to have had such a wonderful friend in our lives. I will be updating this page often and I hope to make this a place for everyone who loved him, to share their happy memories, thoughts and prayers to one another. We invite all who knew him to share a memory, a story, something special.

We have all been touched by the life of this very special and talented man. And his memory will forever glow in our hearts.

We will be adding stories of our own, but for now, I would like to share Jimmy's obituary, as posted in the Times Herald-Record. For other pictures, blogs and postings related to Jimmy, please visit myspace:

Thank you to everyone, for your continued support and prayers. More to come...

Here is a copy of Jimmy's obituary. (Thank you to Stephanie for finding and posting this originally). There will also be an obituary and service for Jimmy here in Fairbanks, I am told within the next few weeks. Thank you to all of our friends and family who have offered such support during this time. Please continue to pray for Jimmy's family and his wonderful children, Jake and Maisey.

Jimmy, our dear friend, you will be missed and loved more than words can say.

James G. "Jimmy" Lowe Houston, TX

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James G. Lowe of Houston, TX, formerly of Montgomery and Fairbanks, Alaska, died Saturday, January 12, 2008 in Pine Bush. He was 37.

The son of James M. Lowe and Marie M. Megginson VanDusen, he was born June 15, 1970 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Jim was a business analyst for Global Companies out of Waltham, MA and formerly a police officer in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Survivors include his mother & father Marie and Robert VanDusen of Pine Bush, Father Ret. Police Lt. Jim M. Lowe and his wife Nancy of Fairbanks, Alaska; daughter Maisey Maire Lowe; son Jake Roderick Lowe both of Fairbanks, Alaska; former wife Michelle Lowe of Fairbanks, Alaska; sister Rachel Lowe and her husband Ken Piddington; nephew Gehrig Piddington of Houston, TX; brother Jordan VanDusen and fiancee Maggie Gallagher of Pine Bush, NY; close friends Allison Rutter of Phoenix, AZ and Matt Rector of NYC; as well as his beloved K9 partner, Keva.

Jimmy was a well-respected and loved member of all the communities of which he was a part, responsible for spear-heading the Canine Unit and former Chief of the Volunteer Fire Department in Fairbanks, AK. He was an accomplished musician and artist, and will be remembered for his humorous personality and love of people.

Friends are invited to visit at his parents' home on Friday, January 18 from 4-8 p.m., 195 Drexel Dr., Pine Bush, NY. The family requests visitors bring a memory or memento of Jimmy for the children's memory book.

Memorial contributions may be made for his children to the custodial account for Maisey & Jake Lowe, P.O. Box 10824, Fairbanks, AK 99710. Cards would be warmly received for the children at the above address as well.

Cremation will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newburgh, NY.Arrangements were made by Millspaugh Funeral Directors. 845-561-8300

Published in the Times Herald-Record on 1/17/2008.