In Memory: Forrest Gilbert Lowe
Forrest was born March 27, 1927 and passed away March 19, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Louise Lowe, his sister Carol Gibson, and sister-in-law Goldie Lowe. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alice (Mather) and Forrest Ray Lowe, his brother Charles Lowe and sister Peggy Arnold and late wife Laura Joan Lowe (Blaine). His love of education began with graduating from Gilman City High School in 1944 and then going on to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Northwest Missouri State University in 1951; Master of Science in Physics and Mathematics from Texas Christian University in 1962; and Doctorate in Higher Education from Nova Southeastern University in 1989. Forrest served in the United States Coast Guard from 1944- 1945 on a Troop Transport in the Pacific. He loved teaching and taught at Maryville High School, Kansas City Schools, Kansas City Junior College, Longview Community College and University of Missouri, Kansas City. In addition to these jobs, he was a consultant for various companies and worked for three years as a Nuclear Engineer at Convair Division of General Dynamics in Fort Worth, Texas. Forrest had many interests which included playing golf, fishing, photography, boating, and he held an amateur radio license. He was involved in many organizations. He belonged to: Mid-American Engineering Guidance Counsel; National Society of Professional Engineers; Missouri Society of Professional Engineers; American Society of Engineering Education; Society of Manufacturing Engineers; American Association of Physics Teachers; Missouri Academy of Science; Robotics International; New York Academy of Science; American Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges; Order of The Engineer; National Association of Industrial Technology; Sigma Phi Sigma; Epsilon Pi Tau; and Western Chapter of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers. He was recognized and received numerous awards for his work in science, teaching and engineering.

One of the greatest sources of pride was his membership to the East Gate Masonic Lodge. Forrest received many honors during his more than 50 years as a Mason but of them all, he was most proud of his Knights Templar Cross of Honor awarded to him on April 9, 2010 and the York Rite Order of the Purple Cross awarded to him in 2010. He loved his church, Wornall Road Baptist Church, and enjoyed singing in the choir. He enjoyed music and spending time with his friends and family. Forrest will be greatly missed. Visitation was from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home followed by entombment in the Faith Mausoleum in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to UMKC, Forrest & Joan Lowe Scholarship Fund, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64110.