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Connie Luis
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Connie Diane Lowe-Luis, 57, passed away quietly in her sleep on Wednesday, May 1 at the Community Hospice House in Hughson after a prolonged illness due to cancer.

She was born Oct. 13, 1955 in Vallejo, but lived most of her life in Escalon, where she attended Dent Elementary and Escalon High School. Her in-school interests included baton twirling, playing piano and clarinet, as well as participation in Eski High’s song and cheerleading squads. Graduating in 1973, she completed coursework at Modesto Junior College before taking a job as a clerk for the Stanislaus County DA’s office.

In 1975, she married her high school sweetheart and life’s love, John Luis, a local dairyman. Married for 37 years, they had two children, John Eric in 1977 and Lisa Nicole in 1979. After the children were born, Connie stayed at home but later took a position at an area winery in the 1990s. Parenting was everything to her but when she was not caring for family, or working at the winery, she enjoyed travel, antiquing, bowling, listening to music, gardening and collecting Coca Cola memorabilia in her spare time.

Survivors include her husband John; children John Eric and Lisa; grandson Nathan Cole; sister Robin and brother David.

She was preceded in death by her father On; brother Leslie; mother Betty; and brother Rodney.

She was much loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Services will be held on Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 19401 Highway 120, with interment to follow at Burwood Cemetery, East River Road. A reception will follow at St. Patrick’s.

Remembrances may be made to Community Hospice or the American Cancer Society, Escalon’s Relay For Life event, with reference to “Connie’s Crusaders.”

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

May 8, 2013