Lowell E. Almon, Jr.

Memorial services for Lowell E. Almon, Jr., 80, Lawrence will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence. Inurnment will be in the Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden. He passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.



Lowell was born June 5, 1937 in Chicago, IL the son of Lowell E. Almon, Sr. and Wilma (VanKirk) Almon. He and his sisters, Linda and Willow, grew up in and around the South Side of Chicago and Gary, IN.

On December 30, 1961, Lowell married Diane R. Cutler of Palos Park, IL, and in 1963 he began his 25-year career at Cutler Repaving, Inc. The business relocated from Chicago to Lawrence in 1967, and so did the Almon family.

Lowell was a member of First Presbyterian Church (FPC) and served on its session and board of trustees for many years. He also taught Sunday school and participated in the Stephen Ministry program, as both a lay caregiver and a Stephen Leader.

On April 13, 1987, Diane Almon lost her long battle with breast cancer. Throughout her illness, Lowell’s loving and dedicated care allowed Diane to receive treatment at home as much as possible instead of at a medical facility.

Lowell met Linda Spicer Judd at FPC in 1988, and they were married on October 1st of that same year.

Lowell was a man of many talents and a jack of all trades. Besides having a head for business and being the president of an asphalt paving company, Lowell was a welder, a machinist and a mechanic; he enjoyed woodworking and making furniture. Lowell was a journeyman bricklayer in his youth, and one of his specialties was building chimneys. Lowell could design, build, plumb, wire and roof for a new construction or remodeling projects. Lowell also had a passion for smoking briskets and turkeys – especially for the holidays and for special events.

Two jobs that Lowell took pride in during his later years were laying brick to build Baldwin High School and being a nanny to his two oldest grandchildren.

Lowell was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2003, but the symptoms had begun to manifest several years earlier. Because of Linda’s tireless care and devotion to Lowell, he was able to live at home until his last days.

Lowell passed away on February 1, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Linda, of the home.

Other survivors include his son, Mark (Eileen) of Lenexa, KS; grandchildren, Jacob, Addison, McKenna and Bennett; and his daughter, Lisa, of Austin, TX.

Memorial Contributions may be made in his name to First Presbyterian Church or the National Parkinson Foundation and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

For more information or to post a condolence go to warrenmcelwain.com.

11 Condolences

  1. Mary Gordon on February 14, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Dear Linda and family,
    I am very saddened by your loss of Lowell. Linda, you have been such a wonderful, loving caretaker for him for many years.

    My prayers are with you, his children, and grandchildren.

    Mary Gordon

  2. Dea Burmingham on February 15, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Dear Linda-

    I was a pleasure to get to know you and Lowell. My deepest condolences on your loss. God Bless you.

    Dea Burmingham

  3. Melanie Fenelon on February 15, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Dearest Linda, Lisa, Mark and Family…

    What a delight and privilege it was to have known Lowell, and I consider myself blessed to have been able to enjoy him on occasion when he was visiting Lisa in Austin. I know you all are missing him so… May God hold each of you close at this time and remind you of His love and His promises to Lowell and to you all.

    With love,
    Melanie Fenelon

  4. Linda Kiernan on February 18, 2018 at 6:57 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May his memories bring blessings of peace to you.

  5. Alison Smith on February 18, 2018 at 7:57 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Peace.

  6. Anita Carlson on February 18, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Linda and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Anita and David

  7. Barbara Eierdam Reed on February 20, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go to Lowells family

  8. Sandy O'Brien and Family on February 20, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss my prayers are with you

  9. David Mark Almon and Family Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453 on February 25, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Dear Linda and Family:
    We send our Condolences, Our thoughts and prayers to You and Your entire Family over Lowell Jr’s passing. We have gotten great comfort from the Scripture’s, and know You can get great comfort also at John 11: 23, 24, 25

  10. Esther Romero on February 26, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Dear Linda,
    I’m sorry to hear of Lowell’s passing and I admire the care that you gave him for so long. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Esther Romero

  11. John Rathbun on February 27, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Linda, Lisa, Mark and family: It was one of the great privileges and pleasures of my life to know your father during my tenure at Cutler Repaving during the time we were both there from 1977 to 1990. Lowell was always a positive influence no matter the circumstance, and believe me, we both lived through some trying situations. It was always a pleasure to share a foxhole with Lowell and I’ll never forget him reminding me to never forget he was my friend and would always have my back. And he always did. I traveled many places with Lowell in our tenure at Cutler from Chicago to Texas to Utah and he was always a great traveling companion and a wise businessman. In the paving business, weather is of paramount importance and I can still hear him saying, “Come on sun, get hot!” May choirs of angels carry him to his final resting place.

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