Edward Lowe
1920 – 1995
Founder of the Edward Lowe Foundation

Located at Big Rock Valley, a memorial walk has been created to remember and honor individuals who have been important in the history of our organization — and the lives of our founders, Ed and Darlene Lowe. This includes not only family members and foundation employees but also past employees from the many businesses Ed Lowe operated, including Lowe’s Sawdust Co., Lowe’s Inc., Big Rock Valley Farms and Edward Lowe Industries Inc.

Raymond A. and Anne Barkalow
1915 – 1988 1913 – 2000
Parents of Darlene Lowe

Gone too soon

Robert “Bob” Follett Sr.
1925 – 2008
Ed Lowe’s first employee

Tom McCauslin
1931 – 2008
Lowe’s Inc. employee

John “Jack” Rand
1924 – 2007
Geological consultant

Sheila Haring
1936 – 2011
Foundation trustee


We’re here, you see
Not just to be
A plant not rooted,
A rootless tree.

Engrave the present,
Relate to the past,
Tomorrow, though fog bound,
Will arrive at last.

Firm the footing
Inlaced with steel
For those tomorrow
Its wisdom feel.

So past and present
Have gone at best
Forever tomorrow
Will be laid to rest.

- Ed Lowe

Download options

Below are digital versions describing the intent of the Memorial Walk and profiles of the people remembered there. The iBook version is viewable on iPads with the iBook app installed; there is also a PDF download.

PDF version

iBook version