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Obituary: Remembering the Beloved Peggy Marie Lowe

By Kathleen Owen

Peggy Marie Lowe, daughter of Charles and Madeleine Trayer and wife of Ira Lee Lowe, died peacefully on Jan 27, 2014. She is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Lowe Owen, and son-in-law, William H. Owen.
Peggy and her family moved to El Monte in 1933 where she lived 74 years. Peggy married Ira in 1945 and they built their home in 1950. At different times she worked for both Bodger Seed Company and the El Monte Historical Museum.
In the 1960’s Peggy and other members of the Women’s Division of the LA Chamber of Commerce helped develop and lead historical tours for high school seniors. She was active in Junior Women’s Club, Women’s Club, PTA, El Monte Historical Society and Conference of California Historical Societies. Peggy was actively involved in several citizen oversight committees for the City of El Monte.
Peggy and Ira loved to travel. Her favorite trips were always to the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
A celebration of Peggy’s life will be held at the El Monte Historical Museum, 3150 Tyler Ave, El Monte from 2pm to 4pm on Monday, Feb 3. Donations to the El Monte Historical Museum are appreciated.

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