Lanny Lowrance buried in Alpine

ALPINE - Glenn "Lanny" Lowrance died Jan. 1, 2014, after a brief illness. He had cowboyed in the Big Bend on many ranches for 25 years and was the subject of what has become a famous work by Western artist Gordon Snidow. Mr. Lowrance was born in Wichita Falls on Sept. 13, 1942. He spent most of his younger years in Brownwood and graduated from Brownwood High School in 1960. After spending some time in the US Army, he moved to Alpine. He graduated from Sul Ross State University with a degree in Range Animal Science in 1968. He loved the Alpine and Big Bend area very much and chose to raise his family in the beauty of its mountains. Though he tried many other occupations, he was a cowboy at heart. He left the area a few times only to be drawn back by the "cowboy way of life," his family and the many friends he had here. He was preceded in death by his father Glenn "Catfish" Lowrance, mother Miriam A. Lowrance and brother Sammy L. Lowrance. He is survived by his brother Marcus and sister-in-law Barbara Lowrance of McKinney; his four children, Miriam "Panchi" Scown of Alpine, Sarah Locke of San Antonio, Glenn "Trey" Lowrance III of San Antonio and Stephanie Lowrance of Austin; two sons-in-law, Russell Scown and J. David Locke and five granchildren. Graveside services were Jan. 4 at Elm Grove Cemetery.
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