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Elizabeth "Betty" Lowman Luby

June 18, 1929 ~ April 1, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Obituary

Corpus Christi, Texas – Elizabeth “Betty” Lowman Luby left for her heavenly home on April 1, 2024.

Betty was born on June 18, 1929 to Marguerite and George Lowman of Corpus Christi, Texas.  Her family, the Lowmans and the Mews, have a rich family history and are descendants of pioneer Texas families dating back 7 generations. The families had strong roots and deep impact on the Central and South Texas regions, including her father’s service as Chief of Police and City Commissioner of Corpus Christi and her mother’s deep community ties and many years as the President of the Historical Commission.

Betty married Jason Luby in 1951 and they had three sons:  Jason, Jr., Dennis, and Larry.  Betty continued in the tradition of her family and was honored to be Corpus Christi’s First Lady when Jason was elected Mayor from 1973-1979.  Betty’s natural grace, charm, and elegance were apparent to all as she and Jason represented and advocated for the city, both domestically and abroad.

While Betty’s life history is predominantly based in South Texas, she attended middle school in Midlothian, Texas as well as Washington, DC., where her father was enrolled in the FBI Academy.  She attended high school in Corpus Christi at Incarnate Word Academy where she was named “Most Beautiful”.  She was also an accomplished pianist and enjoyed being in a combo that played at school functions and parties. When asked what her favorite song from those days was, she smiled and without hesitation said “Barney Google!”.  Following high school, Betty attended the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio where she majored in music.

Betty was a loving mother and homemaker and enjoyed family trips in their RV to multiple places in the US, Mexico, and Canada when her boys were young.  She was a voracious reader and also enjoyed hobbies such as gardening, painting porcelain china, collecting antique dolls, and spending time with her family.  She absolutely loved music and flowers and would just light up when either was present--there was no more beautiful sound on earth than Betty’s laugh!

Betty will be greatly missed and remembered for living her life with love, faith, and service to others.  She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Marguerite Lowman, her brother George Lowman III, and her husband Jason Luby.

She is survived by her sons, Jason Luby, Jr. and Larry Luby of Corpus Christi, Dennis Luby and daughter-in-law Janet of Bellaire, Texas as well as numerous beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. 

The family especially wishes to thank the talented and kind physicians and staff (8th Floor, North Tower) at Christus Spohn Hospital - Shoreline for their dedicated and compassionate care of Betty.

A visitation will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2024 at the Seaside Memorial Park Reid Chapel, with a rosary to be recited at 1:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m. Interment to follow at Seaside Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests consideration of a donation to Incarnate Word Academy in Corpus Christi.

To send flowers to the family, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Friday
April 5, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Seaside Reid Chapel
4357 Ocean Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Rosary
Friday
April 5, 2024

1:00 PM
Seaside Reid Chapel
4357 Ocean Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Funeral Service
Friday
April 5, 2024

1:30 PM
Seaside Reid Chapel
4357 Ocean Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Interment
Friday
April 5, 2024

Seaside Memorial Park, Corpus Christi

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