To Gwen, Kathy and the Lowe Family,
I have so many special memories of Dr. Lowe (growing up this is what I always call him)and all of your family.
I spent a lot of time at your home in Iowa City growing up and we shared some great vacation trips. My family would never have had Chester if it had not been for Jim's love of dogs. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Buffy Adams Goodale
As some of the other posters, I worked for Dr. Lowe while in high school. The photo of him here is exactly the way I remember him in the late 60s. I did not have aspirations to become a veterinarian, I wanted money for a car. I learned a lot about animals, some were very good and some were very bad. The scars on the hands of all the Doctors were testimony to that. We had the obvious dogs and cats, but I remember the time we had a tiger cub for a while (don't remember the circumstances) that was a blast to wrestle with. Another memory of Dr. Lowe was his always shined (and I assume very expensive) shoes. One time a nervous dog he was trimming the nails of lost control and made a mess on Dr. Lowes shoes. I never saw him as mad as he was at that dog for ruining his shoeshine. May he rest in peace.
Dear Gwen & Family,
Our sincere condolences for your loss. You have often been in our thoughts ever since Doc and Jim shared so many vet stories at Windmill Manor. He was such a nice guy.
- Coleen Carberry & Family
When I was in high school, I wanted to work at the Iowa City Animal Clinic so bad that I offered to work a week for free for Dr. Lowe. He hired me and I so enjoyed working for him. One of my favorite jobs ever! Him and his wife were always so kind. I admired him very much and he will be missed.
Gwen and family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. I always enjoyed talking to both Gwen and Jim at Windmill. Jim was always a motivation to my grandfather when he was there. No matter what
he faced he always had such a positive attitude and always had a smile on his face.
Dear Gwen and family, So sorry to hear about Jim. Some of our fondest memories are with you guys. What a sweet and wonderful man Jim was and we will miss him dearly. Please know we are thinking and praying for you and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss. May you all relish the joy he brought to your family over the years. Lori and Kristin
My first job at age 15 was at the Animal Clinic. That was 1960. At that time, Dr. Lowe was the solo veterinarian in an old house at 902 South Dubuque Street. Over the next many years he became my mentor and guided me until I became a veterinarian in 1975. We continued our deep friendship and professional relationship for the rest of his life. I had plans to visit him and Gwen in two weeks when I was to be back in Iowa City.
Dr. Lowe practiced veterinary medicine with complete professionalism, knowledge, and absolute love for each of his furry or feathered patients. His bedside manner with both patient and animal owner could never be topped. A true gentleman and best veterinarian possible. I already miss him. All the memories will live on, and boy do I have a million of them. He was my favorite boss and friend. Thank you Dr. Lowe, for all you left in this world for all of us to remember. Each memory will bring a smile to our faces.
Heartfelt condolences go out to Gwen, Ian and Jeff and family of Jim. Many cherished memories at The Lowe house in Iowa City visiting there when we had to play Iowa in B1G volleyball matches. So supportive and encouraging - we were blessed to have Gwen and Jim in our lives. Prayers to the family as they remember all the great moments with Jim. Thinking of you all.
God Bless~ love Liz Tortorello