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Lowell C. Vanover

February 26, 1932 — April 7, 2023


Lowell Carmen Vanover, age 91, of Amarillo, Texas, passed away on April 7, 2023.

A public viewing will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St., Amarillo, Texas. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, April 13, 2023, at Memory Gardens Chapel, I-27, Amarillo, Texas.

Lowell was born February 26, 1932, to Eunice and Lemuiel Vanover in Nacogdoches, Texas.

He will always be remembered as a good man. Lowell was a great dad, granddad, and provider. He always gave the best daddy hugs. Lowell loved deeply and genuinely. His priority was always to take care of his wife and his children. He has done his best to do that even after his death. He was a great soul and a servant of God.

Lowell enjoyed the outdoors, the birds, the squirrels, and nature in general. He built a canoe but never finished it for fishing. He enjoyed the bow and arrow; he would search and make the arrow points himself. Lowell was proud of his Indian heritage.

He was a firefighter for the City of Amarillo from 1959-1987. After retiring, Lowell also worked 15 years working as CHV Drapery Installers.

His hands were talented and hardworking; he could fix just about anything. If he was given something broken and it couldn’t be fixed, it couldn’t be fixed. Not only could he fix anything, but Lowell was also a very talented artist. From paintings and wood carvings to bronzes. He could play and restore any instrument with strings. His music of choice was Bluegrass, and although he could play any instrument, his instrument of choice was the mandolin.

Lowell is preceded in death by his parents and all his siblings.

He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Helen; Children of Lowell and Helen, Jeffery Carmen Vanover and wife Prissy, Vicki Diane Vanover Skidmore and husband Bill, Larry Vanover and wife Millie, Chris Vanover; seven grandchildren, Krystal Calderon and husband Marcus, Brazz Vanover and wife Tara, Barry Vanover, Virginia Cave, and husband Harold, Stacey Skidmore Farren, Racheal Barron and husband Jose, Jacob Vanover and wife Nika; 16 great-grandchildren, Adyson Vanover, Tanner Vanover, Brayden Vanover, Taylor Caudill, Tyler Caudill, Myah Vanover Petri, Aiden Skidmore Farren, Jasmine Matt and husband William, Israel Barron, Gunner Barron, Linsey Vanover, Asher Vanover, Gavin Vanover, Trey Johnson, Kinsey Johnson, and Eason Calderon; 2 great-great-grandchildren, William Matt and Naomi Matt.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Public Viewing Hours

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

10:00am - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Memory Gardens Cemetery, Amarillo, Texas

Interstate 27, Amarillo, TX 79119

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