Louise Lowande

Obituary of Louise Lowande

Having recently celebrated her 90th birthday, Louise Lowande expired January 27th while in hospice at St. Peters University Hospital. She passed peacefully of natural causes. Louise Lowande was born Dec. 23, 1922 in New Brunswick, New Jersey and lived in Lincoln Gardens for many years with her father Alexander Edwards. She graduated from New Brunswick High School then attended Hope College of Michigan from which she graduated in 1941. She developed close relationships with her friends that were members of the same sorority at Hope College. During the war years, she worked as a secretary in ordnance at Camp Kilmer, N.J. She later took a job as secretary at Second Reformed Church in New Brunswick. She also taught Sunday school at this time. She met and fell in love with her husband at the bus stop. She married William B Lowande in 1951. In the early 50's, she led her own Girl SCOUT troop, which met in her home in Franklin Park. The 60's found her and her husband heavily involved in the South Brunswick Republican Organization. She remained active in church work and was coordinator and teacher in the Sunday school program at Six Mile Run Reformed Church. She worked for many years as the secretary at Phillips School and finished her career as secretary at Kingston School. She is predeceased by her husband. Surviving are her two daughters, son-in-law and several nieces and nephews. Her daughters are Susan Kay of Kendall Park, NJ and Karen Lowande Ben Salha of Oakley, CA. Her son-in-law is Souheil Ben Salha also of Oakley, CA. Viewings will be held at M.J. Murphy Funeral Home, 616 Ridge Road at New Road in Monmouth Junction from 6-8 on Wednesday, January 30th and 2-4 on Thursday, January 31, 2013. A service will begin at 4PM by Reverend Osy Neusch. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Six Mile Run Reformed Church.
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