Jane Mulvey Lowe died quietly on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, with her husband, William Franklin Lowe, at her side. She was 78.
Born on Nov. 18, 1936, in Greensboro, Mrs. Lowe was the daughter of the late Edward Thomas and Helen Galloway Mulvey.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Christine Lowe, of Aurora, Illinois and her daughter and son-in-law, Whitney and Bill June, of Roswell, Georgia. She is also survived by her four beloved grandchildren, Jacquelyn, Chloe, Will and Katie.
She graduated from Greensboro High School in 1954 and went on to study nursing education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and continued her education in nursing, graduating in 1959 and becoming a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the honor society in nursing.
Mrs. Lowe taught nursing at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington for 23 years and was honored to play a role in the education of the hundreds of nursing students who passed through her classrooms. In addition, she worked part-time in the medical offices of doctors Marshburn and Shuford and in pediatric offices of doctors Matthews and Hicks.
She was a member of the Junior League of Wilmington and served as the chairman of Ways and Means Committee and the Bargain Sale, where she instituted the French Room. She was a longterm member of St. James Episcopal Church where she was active in the adult choir and served as one of the first leaders of the Stephen Ministry program.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2015, at St. James Episcopal Church with the Rev. Ronald G. Abrams officiating. Committal will follow at the St. Francis Church Garden.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the UNCW School of Nursing or Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.
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