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.