Alice Birdelle Lowery Bird

May 5, 1931 - January 18, 2014-

Alice LoweryAlice Lowery, 82, died Jan. 18, 2014 at Legacy Hospital. She was born May 5, 1931, in Petersburg, Va., to Oliver and E. Celeste Stratton. She was married to Julius Lowery. She was a homemaker and was extremely social at the Canby Adult Center with her friends telling jokes, listening to the music and playing pinochle. She was an avid volunteer for the Canby Adult Center, for the local schools and was always willing to help in any way she was needed. She never met a stranger, she had a heart of generosity, and loved to sing the old time hymns daily. She encouraged with her voice, she loved with her whole heart and she will dearly be missed by many.

Survivors include her sons; John Gulliford, of Bailey, N.C., Robert Gulliford, of Bradford, Pa., daughters; Susan Inkmann, of Aurora Il., Agnes Vangsnes, of Canby, and Celeste Lindsey, of Bailey, NC., 20 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and daughter Tina Radford. Memorial service will be Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Canby Alliance Church, 900 N. Juniper in Canby. A reception will follow at Agnes Vangsnes’ home at 489 N. Elm St. in Canby. A celebration of life will be held at Canby Adult Center at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canby Adult Center.