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Date of Birth August 26, 1942

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Date of Passing March 18, 2019

Lyle Alvin Lowe

from Beaverton, Oregon, United States

Lyle Alvin Lowe, 76, died unexpectedly on Monday, March 19, 2019in Phoenix, Arizona of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He was the son of Robert Lowe and Wilma Seems Lowe. 

Lyle was born and raised in Bend, Oregon where he spent his early childhood riding his favorite horse to grade school, camping with his father Robert and brother Gayle, and most especially visiting with his adoring Grandma and Grandpa Seems and Aunt Lavona. 

It was in Bend that he developed a life long love of the outdoors and all manner of physical activities. He was an accomplished high school athlete, including being named first string, All-State in football. He was also skilled at wrestling, basketball, track and field, baseball, and many other sports that kept him fit and active. He additionally played football for the Marine Corps at the El Toro Marine Base in California, and later he was selected to be on the practice squad for the NFL team the San Diego Chargers. 

After serving with the Marines in California, and later in the Vietnam War, Lyle began a varied career path that included being a State Trooper, Search and Rescue member, an air traffic controller, and then finally settling into a long career in the banking industry. It was during this time that he married Liz Hartzheim on June 26, 1963in Placentia, California. They enjoyed raising two sons; Justin Robert Lowe (Bryre) and Nathan John Lowe (Alysoun) across numerous towns all over Oregon, before making a home base in the Portland area. Lyle spent many years coaching his sons' baseball teams and the family spent untold hours on their boat at Lake Shasta and the Willamette River.

Lyle was also fond of time with his friends; he frequently attended the annual Hood River Olympics. There he competed in everything from horseshoe throwing to marksmanship. On top of that, he also loved playing poker, working out, and attending high school football games. His buddies were very important to Lyle and he appreciated their companionship over the years. 

After his retirement in the late 1990s, Lyle met and later married Patricia Rose on December 4, 2000 in Hawaii. They enjoyed traveling the Southwest in their RV along with their spoiled cats Lewis and Clark. Lyle loved the desert environment and was often found on a dirt bike, dune buggy, or motorcycle. They both enjoyed looking for petroglyphs and other historical artifacts as they spent the winter months in warmer climates.

When he wasn't on the road, Lyle took joy in his beloved grandchildren's many sports and activities. He usually grumbled about all of the "other kids", but he loved seeing Christopher, Jordan, Ryan, Peyton, and Cami in anything they did. 

Lyle will be greatly missed by all who knew him. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 3-6 PM at the Elks Lodge. 3464 SW 106th Ave. Beaverton, Oregon 97005

 

Celebration of Life Details:

3:00-6:00 PM
May 19, 2019
Beaverton Elks Lodge, 3464 SW 106th Ave., Beaverton, OR 97005
Details: A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 3-6 PM at the Elks Lodge. 3464 SW 106th Ave. Beaverton, Oregon 97005
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Celebration of Life Details

Celebration of Life Details:

3:00-6:00 PM
May 19, 2019
Beaverton Elks Lodge, 3464 SW 106th Ave., Beaverton, OR 97005
Details: A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 3-6 PM at the Elks Lodge. 3464 SW 106th Ave. Beaverton, Oregon 97005
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    Reply Margie M / Jun 17, 2019

    Lyle has a secure future of life with us again. According to God’s word at John 5:28,29 Lyle will be part of all those in the memorial tombs and graves that will be resurrected.In the Lord’s Prayer we pray for God’s Kingdom to come and his will to be done. What a wonderful part of that Kingdom rule to bring our loved ones back to us on a paradise earth. It’s God’s guarantee that Lyle will be with us again!

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    Reply Jim Lisher / May 05, 2019

    My fondest memories of Lyle are our rides down the Baja with Lyle and Kelly. We had a great time. Please Rest in peace my Motorcycle buddy/ Friend. Sincerely, Jim Lisher

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    Reply Jim Lisher / May 05, 2019

    Lyle, this took us by surprise. I love you and Patsy so much. You will be missed. Hope you are riding your Harley through Heaven. Love, Sis

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    Reply Hank Thonnard / Apr 22, 2019

    Lyle did like swimming in Lake Havasu. Pauline and I will miss the motorcycle rides too,

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    Reply Bev Wilson / Apr 22, 2019

    Hearing stories about motorcycle trips and fun times together, I appreciated the love and companionship Lyle and Pat had for each other. He was kind and made the most of his time, a life well lived. My heart goes out to all he left behind.

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    Reply Janine and Ed Jennings / Apr 22, 2019

    During Hood River Olympics (HRO), no matter what I served, I always made Pies. Lyle always had to try them all. Ed and I had a grand time hosting them, and while we have moved to Bend, Or, we always talk about hosting a similar type of event. We will come up with a better name than Bend Olympics - Lyle would never have let us live down having an event called BO. We will dearly miss Lyle!!

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    Reply Jim Homolka / Apr 22, 2019

    I have so many memories of Lyle that are great, from softball, basketball and the Hood River Olympics, but one stands out. Lyle and Patsy came to Black Butte to visit Mary Jane and I and we decided to go on an adventure. Lyle said we could drive to Bachelor from Sisters on Forest Service roads. We had a nearly new Explorer and away we went. we drove on roads, trails and worse. We didn't make it to Bachelor, but we did wind our way down to Tumalo Falls. After that trip I told him I would not go on anymore Lyle Lowe guided tours! Jim and Mary Jane Homolka

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