Thursday, June 25, 2015

Going Home

Loyce Mae Lowry McGlone
May 11, 1925 to May 26, 2015

The Lowry Clan
Mom was the 4th of five children.  She told me once she was so glad when Aunt Clara was born.  She was no longer the "baby"!  Her dad died when she was just 18 years old.  And then the years passed and Mom was the last of the Lowry clan.  Her Mother, two sisters and two brothers had all Gone Home.  I asked her one day how it felt to be the last of her family to be living.  She said it was lonely but then she always had us.  "Who can be too lonely when so many who are here care about me."

Mom's Senior Picture
Janesville, Wisconsin

Mom and Dad were married on March 1, 1946 at St. Catherine of Siene Church in Denver, Colorado.  Mom joined two other families who loved here dearly.  She became a McGlone and joined the Catholic Church.  Daddy's mother had died when he was 13 years old and his dad died just 6 months after I was born in June of 1947.  But there were The Folks.  Aunts Mary, Rose and Ida and cousin Pat.  She dearly loved these ladies as they did her.  And growing up we all experienced the love they contributed to our family.

Mom and Dad just before my arrival
Summer, 1946

Daddy died in June, 1995 just before his 80th birthday.  Since Mom no longer had any family living near her we, her children, suggested she move near on of her children...not to be confused with living with one of her children as she never would have stood for that.  She moved to Versailles, MO.  Where she lived for 5 years before finally settling down in Billings, MT.  There she lived, happy in her Mission Ridge Community for 15 years.  Her friends were countless and her generosity and humor were renowned.  

Four Generations
 Mother, Daughter, 
Granddaughter and Great Granddaughter
Summer, 1999

And then just two weeks after her 90th birthday Mom went home to be with other family and friends.  I miss you, Mom, but I envy you the reunion you are having.

Home to the Father
A grand reunion begun
Celebrating life.

The consolation
Death becomes a whole new life
It's eternal JOY!

Thanks be to God!!


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  1. Oh Cathy what a beautiful tribute to your beautiful Mother. I am sorry for your loss. You have beautiful memories at least. X

  2. what a loving tribute to your mother. My mother is 80 now and getting a bit more frail...though she is still in very good health. I cherish the moments we get to spend together.

  3. Really sorry for your loss, your Mother had a good and long life. Beautiful pictures, I really love those old ones.

  4. I'm sorry about the loss of your mother--you will be surprised how at the strangest moment you will be overcome with sorrow about missing her; mine's been gone now over two years. You gave a beautiful story of your mom and the pictures say a lot too.

  5. Those were lovely memories to share. I am sorry for your loss. My mom died 14 and 1/2 years ago so I know what it is like to lose a mom.

  6. God bless you Cathy; and your whole family too.

    Best wishes.

  7. Thank you Cathy for sharing your beautiful mother and family here with us. Celebrating her life, this lineage of love that carries forth and is celebrated in so many ways. May this love hold your heart.

  8. Reading PleasureJune 26, 2015 8:57 AM

    Cathy,; such a beautiful tribute. I enjoyed reading it. Lovely pictures too. Thank God for lives well lived.

  9. I love the vintage pics and this beautiful tribute to your mother. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  10. This is such a lovely story Cathy, straight from the heart. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  11. So sensitive tribute, so warm words about your mom and her life! a heart touching story! Thank you for sharing it with us...

  12. Beautiful tribute to your Mom who sounds like she was a very independent and special person ~ love the treasured photos!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  13. Sorry to hear of your loss Cathy, your hope in eternity is admirable. Be blessed be consoled

    Much love...

  14. Love your pictures of yesteryear. So sweet. The styles they wore just like old family photos of mine. I miss my mom too.

  15. Cathy dear this is such a moving and beautiful tribute to your mother. May her memory be for blessing.

  16. What a great way to celebrate your mom!

  17. CATHY! HELLO THERE! The only consolation we have when we all go is that GOD the Father is preparing a place for us, a place unimaginable to us. May you find comfort in the beautiful memories of this wonderful lady. And thank you so much for coming to visit! BLESSINGS! Anita

  18. "In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." (from one of the Epistles, but I forget which one!)

  19. My deepest sympathy, Cathy, on the loss of your Mother! She was a lovely woman.
    May she have eternal rest and may perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen.


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