Alma Louise Lowery, cafeteria worker

August 24, 2008|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Alma Louise "Piggy" Lowery, a homemaker and retired cafeteria worker, died Monday at Easton Memorial Hospital after being injured in an auto accident with a state police car in St. Michaels that killed her brother, Maynard W. Lowery, 88. The Tilghman resident was 87.

A lifelong Tilghman resident, Miss Lowery attended local public schools, and was a war worker in Baltimore during World War II.

She worked for many years at Tilghman Packing Co. until its closing in the 1970s, when she took a job at McCarty's Grocery Store and then as a cafeteria worker at Tilghman Elementary School.

"My father and Alma were extremely close. They had the same temperament and were not flamboyant people because they had grown up poor during the Depression," said a nephew, Douglas W. Lowery of Tilghman.

"They didn't want anyone doing anything for them, they wanted to do for others. If you gave her a new puzzle book, for instance, she'd admonish you."

Miss Lowery was devoted to her family.

"She loved to cook and sew, and enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, playing bingo and watching her favorite TV show, The Price is Right," her nephew said.

"My father was always worried about what would happen to her if he died, and it's ironic that they both died the same day," Mr. Lowery said.

She was a member of Tilghman United Methodist Church, where a joint funeral service for Miss Lowery and her brother will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow..

Surviving are many other nieces and nephews.

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