Flora A. Lowberg
Hope — Flora Alberta Lowberg, 79, formerly of Rockport, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Pen Bay Medical Center of a stroke. She died peacefully surrounded by family.
Born in Rockport on Jan. 5, 1933, she was the daughter of Alphonso and Edith M. (Frost) Eaton. Growing up in Rockport, Flo attended schools there and married Robert Lowberg on Feb. 5, 1956. In the 1970s, Bob and Flo opened Flo’s Lighthouse Restaurant on Route 90 in Rockport, which they operated for several years. In 1975, she went to work at the Camden Heath Care Center in Camden where she was employed for 26 years as a certified nurses aide. Flo was known as a workaholic and always kept very busy. When her husband Bob was operating his lobsterboat, Flo went to haul with him, filling bait bags and helping him haul the traps.
Flo will be remembered for her great sense of humor, her sociability and her wide circle of friends. She felt God’s call on her life 15 years ago and enjoyed studying the Bible with her son Alan. Flo was detailed-oriented and set her wooden block calendar to the "19th" before she went to bed.
Her last words were “Amen, thank you God.”
Flo was a girly-girl, amassing a large doll collection during her life time. She liked dainty things and jewelry, but never having many occasions to wear it. She was a consummate wife and mother and was greatly interested in her family genealogy.
Surviving are her five children, Arthur Lowberg and his wife, Sue of Raymond; Donald Lowberg and his wife, Ada of Waldoboro; Alan Lowberg of Hope; Ronner Ross and her husband, Mark of Warren; Robert W. Lowberg and his partner, Patty, of Warren; brothers and sisters, Kathleen Robbins of Owls Head; Charles Eaton and wife Kathy of Lincolnville; Albert Eaton and wife, Hazel of Hope; Richard Eaton and wife, Cheryl of Rockland; Robert Eaton and wife, Sue of Arizona; David Eaton and wife, Kathy of Florida; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Lowberg, who died on Nov. 5, 2011.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Long Funeral Home, 9 Mountain St., Camden. The graveside service will be held Thursday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. at Seaview Cemetery, Russell Avenue, Rockport with the Rev. George Hodgkins officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Camden First Aid Association, P.O. Box 368, Camden, ME 04843. Condolences may be shared with the Lowberg family at longfuneralhomecamden.com.