M. Lowell Eddy
9-17-1941 ~ 1-15-2013
Lowell Eddy lost his valiant battle to lung cancer on January 15, 2013.
He was proud to be a 12th generation American and 4th generation Colorado native. He was born in Oak Creek, CO, on September 17, 1941. Lowell graduated from Moorcroft High School in Wyoming in 1959. He went on to serve as a communications specialist with the First Infantry Division in Viet Nam in 1965-1966. Lowell then attended and graduated from Colorado State University in 1970 with a business degree.
After graduation, Lowell and his family moved to Arvada, CO, where he spent 20 years in the textile business. He started in warehousing, moved to management and then went on to try his hand at sales. He really developed his skills at sales and when he moved on to a position with an under carriage car parts company, his true love for his work became clear. Cars had been Lowell’s passion since high school so visiting mechanic shops throughout the Denver area was pure joy for him.
In 1999 the Eddys moved to La Veta where Lowell took a job with Quest Manufacturing in Walsenburg as the national sales manager. He quickly found that talking about turnout gear for firefighters was as enjoyable as working with mechanics. Lowell developed many wonderful friends, all over the country, through the years he worked for Quest.
He officially retired in 2009. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the La Veta Fire Protection District and for the La Veta Cemetery District.
Lowell leaves behind Sandra, his loving wife of 45 years; his sons, Greg (Joan) and Chris (Stephanie); four wonderful grandchildren, Sam, Grace, Jillian and Jordyn. He also leaves behind many loving friends and his yellow lab, Cody.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Association or the La Veta Fire Protection Service. Graveside services and celebration of Lowell’s life will be held at a later date in La Veta.