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(Photo:   The Lion's Roar Yearbook, 1972 edition)

Terri Lowe
Secretary to the Dean of Students

Born:  23 September 1947     Died: 16 October 2007


WESTMINSTER -- Terri (Rice) Lowe, 60, died Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 16, 2007, surrounded by loved ones.

She was born on Sept. 23, 1947, the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (Cassidy) Rice.

She was a graduate of Bellows Falls High School and lived in Westminster most of her life.

She married Michael Lowe on July 11, 1970. Along with her husband, she is survived by three brothers, Robert and Beverly Rice of Westport, N.Y., Phillip and Elaine Rice of Saranac, N.Y., and Howard Rice of Westminster; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Mrs. Lowe worked at Windham College as secretary to the Dean of Students. She served her town as a justice of the peace for many years, and was also a member of the Westminster Fireman's Auxiliary.

Her heart was as big as the world, and she treasured her friends and family. She lived each day with humor and grace, despite a debilitating disease that began when she was only 13 years old. Those who knew her were inspired by her each and every day. She was a ray of sunshine and spread joy and positive energy to all those she came in contact with. She had a great love for animals. Many a stray became part of her family.

Mrs. Lowe took great care with her friendships and especially enjoyed corresponding through letters and cards. She made an adventure out of finding the perfect card for every occasion, and she was well known for her sense of humor.

She was an amazing woman, and a loving wife, aunt, and friend. She will be remembered for her courage, compassion, and gentle soul. She was sharp-witted and playful, and she greatly enjoyed music, poems, and time in the sun. She recently celebrated her 60th birthday. She was deeply touched to receive 178 cards, making her last birthday a very special and memorable one.

There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Westminster Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Springfield Humane Society, or the Visiting Nurses Association.


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