August 4, 1941 - August 16, 2021
***The services will be Livestreamed on FBC Terrell Facebook page*** https://www.facebook.com/FBCTerrell/ It was a very hot Thursday in August on the Lowrie family ranch just outside Wright City, Oklahoma when Barbara Ann Lowrie “discovered” America. Barbara Ann was born at home – and with the independent nature that lasted a lifetime, she was born 45 minutes before the doctor arrived at their home. She was the youngest of nine children born to Z.J. Ross and Lola Daniel Lowrie and the only child not born in Texas. The family had moved to Oklahoma because of a drought in Texas and especially in the Whitehead community, so her father thought they should move to Oklahoma to take advantage of their open range for his cattle. When Barbara Ann was eighteen months old, the family returned to Texas and to the home that her paternal grandparents had built in 1912. She grew up in this home and graduated from Royse City ISD. She had always wanted to be a professional executive secretary, so she opted to not attend college, but rather go to work. She took a job with a large wholesale drug firm in Dallas and worked for them for twelve years. Being the youngest of this large family, her older siblings coddled and pampered Barbara Ann as they did not want her to have a worry or concern about anything. Therefore, she grew up to be a Pollyanna and remained that way for her lifetime – “God is in His Heaven and all is right with the world” was the way she lived. The order in which she devoted her life was: God, Family, and Country. She spent her life loving these three things and honoring them. At the age of ten she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and wanted her family and friends to enjoy this same experience. She wanted to live a life that would encourage them to make this decision for Christ. Barbara Ann enjoyed refinishing furniture, working crossword puzzles, playing the piano, and shopping, but most of all, she loved to be with her family and friends. Through the years she sent many cards celebrating birthdays, births or sending words of encouragement to those she loved. She especially enjoyed visiting with them in person whenever the opportunity presented itself. She loved having her family and friends gathered in her home for dining and fellowship and was always a gracious hostess. She married James F. Lehew on April 18, 1964, moved to Terrell and joined the fellowship of First Baptist Church where she was a member until her death. She served on various committees including the Enhancement Committee, the Bereavement Committee, as wedding hostess and for 25 years she taught first and second graders in Sunday School. She helped many children receive Jesus into their hearts and for many years those children would still stop by her classroom after they had become older youth just to check in and say hi. She and James were the parents of two children: James Scott and Nancy Ann. It was decided when James Scott arrived, she would leave the work force and become a stay-at-home Mother to him and then later, to Nancy Ann. This was the ultimate enjoyment for Barbara Ann and her children appreciated her being at home. They liked the well-organized home that she maintained and the meals she prepared. She was the washerwoman, the ironing-lady and the taxi service to all the functions in which they were involved. James was like Barbara’s siblings in that he did not want her to have a worry or concern about anything. He worked very hard to be certain life was always the best for her. So much so, he passed away 6 days after her death, knowing that she was being cared and provided for in her new Heavenly home with Jesus. Funeral service will celebrated along with Mr. James Lehew on 11:00am, Saturday, September 11, 2021 at First Baptist Church with interment to follow at Oakland Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 4:00pm to 7:00pm, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 at Max Slayton Funeral Chapel. The family strongly suggests in lieu of flowers please make a contribution to First Baptist Children's Ministry, 403 N. Catherine, Terrell, 75160.
***The services will be Livestreamed on FBC Terrell Facebook page*** https://www.facebook.com/FBCTerrell/ It was a very hot Thursday in August on the Lowrie family ranch just outside Wright City, Oklahoma when Barbara Ann Lowrie “discovered”... View Obituary & Service Information
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