It was a wonderful surprise to see your message posted--to hear from Lowell's family. I had learned of his death from a class newsletter sent by Elaine McReynolds. I sent an e-mail to Kenneth and Jacquelyn at the time, as it was the only contact I had with any of Lowell's family. Kenneth wrote me back and told me what had happened to your dad. I had several members of the Class of l954 call me to ask about him. He was liked and admired by everyone, and all the girls had a crush on him in school days, including me!
I first knew Lowell and Kenneth when I was in 6th grade. They had moved to McCamey from Wink.TX. Wink was our most terrible rival, so your dad was very heartbroken to have to move to McCamey. It wasn't long before he was a true Badger, though, and wanted to beat Wink more than anyone else! He was very proud of that football jersey and the McCamey "M"s that you cherish.
I last saw him with your lovely mother at the all-school reunion in McCamey in 1990. He showed us pictures of his family and was so proud of you all.It was heartbreaking to know that you lost your beautiful mother not too long after this. She had such a vibrant personality and they were very happy.
I'm glad you enjoyed the stories. McCamey was a wonderful town to grow up in. There are many good "Dupree" stories out there. Maybe some of the guys will tell them to you.
My best to you and your family. May God bless you.
Joy Spurlock Benton
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