Genevieve “Momma Tiney” Skidmore Lowery passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 28, 2012 after a battle with cancer.
The service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 1 at Greenwood Chapel, Greenwood Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas.
Tiney was born in Lipan, Texas on August 14, 1922 to James and Lucinda Skidmore. She was raised and went to school on the north side of Fort Worth with her four brothers and four sisters. She was the last living Skidmore child. Tiney married Charles “Poppa Charlie” B. Lowery in 1939. They had three daughters and were married 65 years before his passing in 2004. When Charlie went into the Navy in 1942, Tiney moved to California and worked as a welder in a shipyard to contribute to the war effort and to wait for Charlie to come back from the Pacific. When he returned, they moved back to Texas where they lived when not traveling to many different states and countries during the summer for Charlie’s work.
Tiney was a stay-at-home mom who dreamed of being an artist. When all of the girls had left home, she opened an art shop “Family Affair” and began painting as well as giving art lessons. Tiney was a member of the Northwest Art Association and served several terms as President, a job she loved. She was also a member of the Rebekah and Eastern Stars, Kings Daughters and Eagle Mountain Baptist Church. Momma Tiney loved telling stories sitting at the kitchen table with family and friends who dropped by. Company was always welcomed with a glass of sweet tea and whatever was on the stove or in the cabinet. She loved decorating and cooking for the holidays. The house was full of good smells and laughter of children all year long, but mostly at Christmas and Easter for raucous gift openings and egg hunting unlike any others. Most important to Momma Tiney was being a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and the matriarch of the Lowery clan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Lowery; grandson, Todd Nimpfer; parents, James and Lucinda Skidmore; four brothers; and four sisters.
Survivors include her daughters, Carolyn Holly and husband, Cliff of Azle, Charlene Lowery of Fort Worth, Helen Lowery and life partner, Dr. Kim Vogel of Weatherford; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.