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Kathryn Frances Fannin Lowe, (November 13, 1938 - December 22, 2012)
Kathryn Frances Lowe (nee Fannin), 74 of Mesa, Arizona, died Saturday, December 22, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona, following an extended
illness. She was born November 13, 1938 in Little York, Ohio, and also lived in the Camden/Wakeman/Elyria area, before moving to Mesa,
She was employed as a school bus driver before her retirement.
Kathy was interested in astrology, genealogy and art. She donated most of her
astrology library to the Arizona Society of Astrologers through her
sister Margaret Espinosa.
Kathryn is survived by her three children, James M. Lowe (Jane) of Big Fork, Montana,
Deborah A. Lowe of Mesa, Arizona and Tyler Lowe of Gilbert, Arizona; sisters, Irene Draper of
Mitchell, Indiana, Margaret Espinosa of Mesa, Arizona; brothers, Marvin Fannin of Oberlin,
Nevin Fannin of Chicopee, Massachusetts; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and
nieces and nephews.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband, Lawton Lowe; and parents, Burrel and Mary
Kathryn was laid to rest at Valley of the Sun Mortuary on Thursday, December 27, 2012, in
Anne Natalie Vick, (1924 - December 12, 2008)
There was an aura surrounding her that radiated God's love. She stood
out as a lady among ladies. She never judged anyone, but accepted each
as they were, with never an unkind word. To have known her was to have
loved her and the longer one knew her the more one loved her.
Anne Natalie Vick, 84 of Mesa, Arizona passed away December 12, 2008. Born in
New Jersey, she came to Arizona for a brief time to work for the Army
during WWII. She fell in love with the state and finally returned to
live here in 1989 when she and her husband, Ted retired.
A renowned astrological counselor and teacher, she was beloved by her seemingly
endless friends, colleagues, clients and large extended family.
reader and seamstress, she is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ted,
daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Leo; and by her grandchildren,
Samantha and Ian, her sisters Nettie Montalbano, Dorothea Kelsey and
Marie Headden. She will be sorely missed.
(Obituary from the Arizona Republic)
Virginia Reyer, (June 17, 1925 - November 25, 2008)
Read Virginia's autobiographical History Project Interview from November 2004 here.
Virginia A. Reyer, a long-time member of ASA,
died Thanksgiving week. She was 83 years old.
She had many friends in ASA and contributed
greatly to our organization.
Virginia spent over 60 years in the study of
astrology, and amassed a huge library of
information on thousands of people, famous,
infamous, and unknown. She was meticulous in
Virginia was especially interested in
lesser-known planets and points, such as Trans-
Pluto, Vulcan, and the Equatorial Ascendant. Her
book on the Vertex has been accepted for
publication by the American Federation of
Virginia also published articles in the
AFA Newsletter and other astrological
publications, including Considerations. You can
find several of her articles in the Articles section
of this website.
(Submitted by Sarah Laurent)
Robert Sarre, (December 5, 1920 - June 4, 2007)
Bob Sarre, a Lifetime Member of ASA, died on June 4, 2007 at 2:33 AM in Sun City. Bob studied and practiced astrology for over 40 years, and he loved the ASA, traveling, and computers. His wife Kathy shared his
love of astrology. They would have been married for 60 years in June.
A sweet memorial service was held for one of ASA's Lifetime Members, Bob Sarre, at Sunland Lakeside Chapel and Mortuary in Sun City, AZ, on June 7, 2007. Reverend Sandra Kale of Unity presided over the service, and let everyone know right off the top that she simply has always had to call him Robert out of respect, even though all his friends called him Bob. This was relevant because one of his friends, Robert, gave the eulogy, saying that he was a friend spelled with a capital "F". He shared that Bob often gave him a book on some philosophical topic, with pages marked, so that they could have thoughtful discussions at a later date. His daughter had written a lovely piece that was read about the warm and loving person he was to all those that knew him. Astrology was referred to as one of his hobbies and his passions. During a moment of silence, to honor the thought that things happen as they should for the greater good, everyone was to take the time to release any regrets that we may have had about missed opportunities with our dear Bob.
During the graveside blessing, the words were used from the program, "Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die". After the graveside blessing, pastries and punch were served back in the Chapel Reception Room. Members of ASA gave their condolences to Kathy Sarre and daughter.
Bob Sarre was certainly a gentleman, well respected, admired and loved by all that knew him.
(Submitted by Linda Morton and Sarah Laurent)
Bonnie Wilson, (April 28, 1931 - March 8, 2007) Click here to visit Bonnie's Interactive Memorial webpage!
Bonnie Wilson made her transition at 12:08 AM on Thursday morning, March 8, 2007. Her husband Harry was with her and says she did not appear to suffer at all.
Bonnie was a member of ASA for many years. She had many friends at ASA, and she also served
the organization as a Board member, writer, and speaker. It is a cliche to say she was well-loved by all who knew her, but she was.
From Bonnie's Celebration of Life on April 28, 2007
Bonnie was raised in beautiful Southern Utah where the red rocks and the vortex were just everyday things. Her passion for knowledge led her to seek special permission to join the adult library while still in the fourth grade. Bonnie read everything that she could get her hands on. At a very young age she was inspired by astrology and her desire to help people. She moved to Bountiful where she had her son Gordon. Then she met the man she was destined for, Harry with whom she shared forty-one wonderful years. Bonnie was very involved with the Utah Blood Association for over 20 years where she started the Utah blood drive. Bonnie was honored for her dedicated service to assisting others. She also enjoyed teaching and was soon recognized by many as the Bountiful Astrologer for her knowledge and devotion to her passion. In the early nineties harry and Bonnie moved to Sunny Arizona to enjoy their retirement. Bonnie continued to spread her knowledge and passion by teaching courses on Astrology at the local community center and college. When she wasn't teaching she was either working in her beautiful garden, hiking, golfing, playing bridge, or planning their next vacation or annual trip to Ray Camp. She was always very involved with her family and friends and a true jewel to be around.
Bonnie is now surrounded by her family and friends in the Stars and shining down on her beloved husband, children, grandchildren, family and friends. She will be remember and missed by all.
Bonnie was a Wonderful Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Daughter, Teacher, Role model and Friend. We celebrate Bonnie's wonderful life, the lives she changed and the memories she made that will last a lifetime...
Favorite Prized Possession - Handsome Harry
Favorite Song - Me & Bobby McGee
Favorite Actress - Shirley MacLaine
Favorite Actor - Dean Martin
Favorite Astrologer - Robert Hahn
Favorite Teacher - Edgar Cayce
Favorite Holidays - Thanksgiving and New Year's
Favorite Meal - Steak and Baked Potato
Favorite Drink - Vodka Gimlet
Favorite Dessert - Cantaloupe filled with Ice Cream
Favorite Pastime - Reading
The Winds of Fate by Ella Wilcox
"One ship drives east and another drives west
With the self-same winds that blow.
'Tis the set of the sails and not the gales
Which tell us the way to go.
Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate,
As we voyage along through life:
"Tis the set of soul that decides its goal,
And not the calm or the strife."
By our presence, we offer our love to her loved ones and our blessings to Bonnie, as she makes her way into her next experience in living.
As has been said, Death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight. Bonnie's years of life on earth were as A Passionate Song. The years may not have lasted as long as both she and we had envisioned. Yet, she has only passed beyond our vision. There will be no dread of age for she was able to keep step to life with grace and maintained a very good pace. She never lost her lovely looks, she kept her interest in her books. She did a fine job of life on Earth and now she is trying out for another verse. Life has simply set her Free.
May we always remember Bonnie as a living soul, an energy being, continuing on the pathway of life, ever in our heavenly Spirit's wise and loving care. In this process we call death, the body discarded, a soul released to go on to it's next experience in divine unfoldment. For life is eternal, never ceasing to exist.
Our souls, the spiritual being, that is each one of us, is too precious to be continually confined to this sphere of life. We may close our spiritual eyes from time to time and refuse to recognize the presence of God as Life. Still, the Truth of Being, the Truth of god, the living presence in every one of us, is.
In this gathering of loved ones and friends, we share, in the awareness of the love and friendship of a great lady. Your love for her and her love for you will continue to live as love in your hearts. The grandest tribute we can pay to Bonnie is to carry out, in our individual daily lives, the best possibilities that we are each capable. Sharing faith and inspiration makes us better able to fulfill our part in the expression of Life.
Bonnie has performed her work here, fulfilled her place and purpose at this time. A great part of her work and ours, is always the giving of inspiration to others. We cherish the joy spread by this dear lady and may we all live fuller, happier, more productive lives because we have participated in friendship with her and with one another. Bonnie would be pleased, with each of us, more fully accepting the challenge of living life to the best of our understanding and ability, as did she.
One of the greatest gifts that we can give one another is loving thoughts. Thought is prayer. Prayer is the language of Spirit, unlimited by time and space. No one every passes beyond the power of prayer. We must pray that any heaviness of heart passes away in the radiant light of spiritual understanding. Knowing that the light of God surrounds us, the love of God enfolds us, the power of God protects us, the presence of God watches over us, for wherever we are, God is.
Godspeed on your way Bonnie. As we accept your going on to a new experience in expression we behold you as radiant, ever living, and we release you to your highest good. We are blessed for you having shared Life with us. We bless you for inspiring us to live richer lives. May we be better able to fulfill our part in the challenge of living. For having known you, may we each, in our own way, thank the Great Spirit for the love and the ever-present light, on our way.
Rev. Kathleen Towne
April 28, 2007