Arnold “Shorty” Eugene Lowe was born in Tenino, Washington, on June 24, 1924, to Louella M. (Reynolds) and Marion Lysander Lowe. He was the second of four children; Robert, Howard and Ruby all preceded him in death.
Arnold grew up in Porter and graduated from Elma High School in June of 1942. Arnold joined the Navy, completed basic training in Farragut, Idaho, and went to Hawaii, where he worked in Naval Intelligence decoding Japanese messages. Arnold came home as a Specialist I 3rd Class and married his love, Doris Anna Mae Kemp, on Feb. 6, 1946. She preceded him in death on June 13, 2007. They settled in Central Park, Washington, and had three children. They later moved to Fuller Hill, where he lived until his death. Arnold worked at ITT Rainier Pulp Mill until he retired in 1985. Doris and Arnold loved vacationing in Palm Springs and Hawaii.
He passed away on Jan. 3, 2020, and is survived by his three children and their spouses, Daniel and Cynthia Lowe of Satsop, Patricia and Douglas Taylor of Elma, and Janyce and Russell Taylor of Elma, his seven grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. Both Arnold and Doris loved music and I know when he first found his bride in Heaven, they looked in each other’s eyes and sang, “Kiss me once, then kiss me twice, then kiss me once again; it’s been a long, long time.”
Arrangements entrusted to Harrison Family Mortuary of Montesano.