of Dr. Barbara Lowery
Barbara Lowery, associate provost and Independence Professor of
Nursing, died at Penn Medical Center, October 10 at the age of 64.
has been one of our most beloved faculty members, and I am sure
you will miss her sage, steady advice and warm, engaging personality
as much as I will," said Provost Robert Barchi.
Afaf Meleis said, "The School of Nursing mourns the loss of
Barbara Lowery who was known for her role in advancing psychiatric
nursing science, but better known by her nursing colleagues as a
voice of reason, great integrity, and compassion as an innovative
thinker and problem-solver. Known as a committed mentor for researchers,
teachers, and clinicians, both inside and outside the University,
we will miss her scholarship and her warm wisdom for a long time
to come. However, she left with us a legacy that will always remain
and she will never be forgotten."
viewing and visitation will be Saturday, October 12, from 11-11:45
a.m. at Donahue Funeral Home, 366 W. Lancaster Ave., in Wayne, PA,
followed by a service there at 11:45 a.m. to be followed by burial
at Calvary Cemetery, in West Conshohocken; reception, to follow.
Barbara J. Lowery Scholarship Fund has been established; checks
made out to the fund should be addressed to: Barbara J. Lowery Scholarship
Fund, 420 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6096.
Lowery is survived by her husband of 43 years, Donald; and two sisters,
Darlis Braddock, and Nancy Bizup.