Obituary: Beverly Richardson Lowe


Born in Concord, Mass. on June 29, 1930, Beverly was the daughter of the late George Allen Richardson and Eva Charles Richardson.

Beverly grew up in the town of Boxborough, Mass. on a dairy farm and attended four one-room schoolhouses in the town. She later attended Acton High School in Acton, Mass. She graduated from Framingham Teachers College in 1952 and worked as a home demonstration agent for several years in Hartford County, Conn. In August 1954, she married James J. Lowe of Melrose, Mass. and taught in Newton and Melrose. They lived in Chelmsford, Mass. and Morris and Cheshire, Conn. After moving to Colchester, she attended the University of Vermont, receiving her elementary teaching certificate and taught fourth grade in Burlington and Malletts Bay until retiring in 1990. After her husband’s retirement in 1996, they spent six months per year in Mesa, Ariz., returning to Colchester to their home on Lake Champlain.

Beverly is survived by her four children: Bob and his wife, Kim, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and his two daughters Cori and Callie; Fred and wife, Jan, of Salt Lake City, Utah and their two children Sara and Parker; Chuck and wife, Debbie, of St. Albans and their two children Joey and Josh; and great-grandchildren Taylor and JoJo; her daughter, Jennifer, and husband, Charles Duvic, of Colchester and their children Jared and Eva Ruth.

She loved her life, her family, the outdoors and traveling. She particularly enjoyed the horseback trips with son Robert in Wyoming. Beverly was a prolific baker and loved providing neighbors and friends with home baked goods. She also sewed hundreds of blankets and quilts over the years and donated the vast majority to Joint Urban Ministries Project or J.U.M.P., serving low income and homeless folks and families, underprivileged children and returning wounded veterans.

In lieu of flowers, she requested donations be sent to either the Arthritis National Research Foundation or J.U.M.P.

She was predeceased by her husband, James, and her two sisters Barbara Ayotte and Virginia Lowe.

A celebration of her life will take place Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m. at Malletts Bay Congregational Church, P.O. Box 157, 1672 West Lakeshore Dr., Colchester VT 05446, 658-9155. Reception immediately following.

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