Helen “Peggy” Lucille (Fisher) Low

Memorial services for Helen (AKA Peggy) Lucille (Fisher) Low, 94, Lawrence will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on September 23, 2017 at The Smith Center at Brandon Woods at Alvamar in Lawrence, KS. She died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Peggy was born October 9, 1922, the daughter of Leon and Alma (Stafford) Fisher. She spent her youth in Bellville, Texas. She graduated as the Salutatorian from Bellville High School in 1940. From there, she went to the University of Texas Medical Center Nursing School in Galveston, Texas, graduating in 1943. She served as an Army Air Corps nurse throughout the rest of the World War II. She was always proud of that service and in later life joined the Woman’s Military Veteran’s Association. She also passed on her 2LT Bars to her son Rod when he was commissioned in 1975.

On May 5, 1946, she married Chet Low after a six-week courtship. The met after he returned to the US from his service as an Army Air Corps Navigator in the Pacific Theatre. Chet and Peg were married for 67 years before he died on July 14, 2013. After discharge from the Army, they both attended the University of Texas in Austin, where Peggy got her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing Education. Following that, they moved to Princeton, New Jersey where she worked as a nurse while Chet attended Princeton. In 1953, they moved to Fairfax, Virginia where she was a stay-at-home-mom for several years before returning to nursing. She worked as an office nurse for Dr. Gallagher from 1967 to 1987. Many were the weekends when we would gather around the kitchen table and help attach labels to outgoing bills. In 1972, she and Chet moved to Middleburg, Virginia where they lived for 36 years. Following retirement as a nurse, she worked as a volunteer at Dulles International Airport. In 2007, they moved to the Brandon Woods Retirement Community here in Lawrence, KS.

She is survived by her three sons, Ronald B. Low, Rodney D. Low, Roger D. Low; one granddaughter, six grandsons, one great-granddaughter and four great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester F. Low, her daughter, Rebecca A. Low, and sister, Ruth King.

The family suggests memorials in her name to Trinity Interfaith Food Pantry and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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