Jerry Linden Lowery

Lowery PicJerry Linden Lowery, of League City, passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014 in Houston, Texas at the age of 80. He was born on September 10, 1933 in Jewett, Ohio to Linden and Doris Lowery.

He attended Ohio State University before enlisting in the U.S. Navy where he served as a Navy pilot during Korean War flying Anti-Submarine aircraft in the Atlantic Fleet. He was honorably discharged in 1959 and attended Texas A & I University in Kingsville Texas graduating with a BS in math and physics. In 1962 he joined NASA at the Langley Research Center and transferred to the new Manned Space Center in Houston Texas in 1963. He worked in Recovery and Program Offices for Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Shuttle.

He raced 3 sailboats with his son and his crew of NASA engineers for 8 years.

After retiring from NASA in 1981 he obtained his Coast Guard Captain’s License and sailed his 4th sailboat with his son and crew to St. Thomas, USVI. In 1986 he joined Rockwell working on the Shuttle Program and in 1996 to 1999 he worked for Dynacs on the Space Station Program. He loved traveling and spent time in Europe and the Caribbean with his family. He never lost his love of flying or his love of sports cars with he and his son owning a total of 7 Ferraris together.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife Marie (81), devoted and loving son James (J.) Lowery (54) and many friends. Dr. Marie J. Lowery is retired from UHCL, J. Lowery works at NASA at civil servant member of MOD for the last 26 years.

Friends are invited to honor his memory on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 5-7:00pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main Street, League City, Texas 77573. Entombment will take place at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas. In lieu of flowers, you may send memorials to American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006 or National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 or Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 N. Randolph St. Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203.


  1. My heart is heavy as I think of Uncle Jerry and I am only comforted to know my dad needed his good friend, Jer, in heaven with him. I am truly honored to have him as my Uncle.

    I love you Aunt Marie and J. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Ginger Sefcik
  2. Sending you my love, strength and prayers. My heart is heavy, Jer was such a wonderful strong man, husband, father. Passionate about life and those he loved. I will forever hold beautiful memories of him.

    Susan Ellerbeck
  3. Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Marie and J. Jerry is my first cousin on my mother’s side). I have not seem Jerry in years (September1954 at a OSU football game), but my siblings and I have never forgotten him, or the many good times we had growing up in Brewster and Akron, Ohio. May God thru His Son, Jesus Christ give you comfort and peace in the hour of sorrow.

    The Buchtel Family: Michael, Preston, Michele and Darren Blough and grandchildren, Nathaniel (Nate) and Moryah Blough. Medina, Ohio

    Michael A. Buchtel
  4. We send our love and sympathy to you both, Marie and Jay, and to Jerry’s family and friends. We will always have fond memories of our friend, Jerry.

    Bill & Pat Locke
  5. J, My deepest sympathy to you and your mom.

    Linda Riviera
  6. What a wonderful man Uncle Jerry was– always a story or a joke..I can remember visiting his office at NASA and the security involved it wasnt until later I realized I had been standing in the midst of history in the making….Mom and Dad were lucky to have you all as neighbors when I was little…They always loved hanging out with you all…Uncle Jerry was the source of many of my science projects and taught me a lot…Will miss him terribly…blessed that I finally got to ride in the Vanquish with the race car driver at the helm…. 🙂 …Much love and continue prayers to my J and Aunt Marie……

    Paula Callen

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