Lena Ruth Low, 81, Bridgeport

Lena Ruth Low, 81, of Bridgeport, went to be with her Lord, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Alliance, NE after finally losing her battle with lung cancer. At her request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Inurnment will be held at the Alliance Veteran's Cemetery at a future date. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of any flowers, memorials in Lena's name be made to Prairie Haven Hospice in honor of their efforts of comfort in Lena's last days. Online condolences may be left at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com. Jolliffe Funeral Home and Crematory in Bridgeport is in charge of arrangements.

Lena was born November 21, 1931 in Mona, WY, the 4th of 8 children to Charles Scott and Minnie Olive (Plumlee) Richardson. She was raised and educated in Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota. After graduating from high school, she enlisted in the Air Force. She married Jack W. Low, Sr. on September 3, 1953 in Rapid City, SD and then settled in Belle Fourche, SD to raise their family.

She became a life member of both the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW and the DAV. She also had the honor and distinction of being the first woman Commander of the DAV Post west of the Mississippi River, and only the second woman in history in the whole USA to be a Commander of the DAV.

The family moved to Las Vegas, NV in 1989 where she worked as a convenience store clerk and a cook in a nursing home. They left Las Vegas in 1997 and moved to Bridgeport, NE where they resided to the present day.

She is survived by her husband Jack of 59 ½ years; daughter Charlotte Arline (Richard) Anderson of Delta, CO; sons Jack Wesley Low, Jr. of Bridgeport, NE and Joseph Ivan (Lesley) Low of Alliance, NE; grandchildren Richard Kelly (Tanya) Anderson of Lakewood, CO and Clinton Scott Anderson of Las Vegas, NV; great grandchildren Avery and Reece Anderson of Lakewood, CO; and many beloved friends.

Her parents, brother Charles Raymond (Scotty) Richardson, infant brother Joseph Lloyd Richardson, sisters Mary Elizabeth Davis, infant sister Dorothy Marie, Doris Maida Newton, Mildred Alice Davis, and infant sister Effie Joyce preceded her in death.

"Yes, we'll gather at the river, that flows by the Throne of God."

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