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    Posted: 28 Aug 2017 at 10:08am
Commander Douglas L. Lowrance, USN (Ret.), passed away on 8 July 2017 while vacationing with his wife, Susan, in Asheville, NC."Doug" was born in the Philippines on 1 December 1935 to Vice Admiral Vernon Lowrance and Mrs. Claire (Dowden) Lowrance. He graduated from Maury High School in Norfolk (1953) and the U.S Naval Academy (1957). Doug also earned an MBA from National University in San Diego (1983).

During his 26-year Navy career, Doug's submarine deployments included: CAPITAINE (1960-1962); SALMON (1962-1963); and GUDGEON (1966-1967). He was executive officer of WAHOO (1968-1969) and commanding officer of PICUDA (1971-1972). In addition to his submarine experience, Doug served at the Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington, DC.

After retiring from the Navy, Doug was as an electrical engineer for General Dynamics Electronics Division (now BAE Systems) in San Diego. He retired in 1988.Doug became an expert at growing tomatoes and his talents were recognized in a San Diego Union Tribune article published in July 2010. 
Doug was a ferocious reader, a generous and supportive father and a devoted husband. Doug enjoyed nothing more than having a thoughtful discussion about global and current events. He was a member of The Country Club of Rancho Bernardo.

Doug's first wife, Mary Alice Murphy, predeceased him in 1998 after 39 years of marriage. They raised three daughters, Jeanne Lowrance of San Diego, Beth Brock (husband, Glenn) of Colleyville, TX; and Susan Confetti (husband, Kevin) of Concord, CA. Doug adored his five grandchildren, Caroline Hutcherson of Roanoke, TX (husband, Aaron), Lauren Stokes of Ft Worth, TX, Masen Confetti of Concord, CA, and twins, Krista and Kayla Confetti of Concord, CA; and two great-grandchildren, JR and Lydia Hutcherson of Roanoke, TX.

Doug married Susan Guthrie in La Jolla, CA, in 2004. They enjoyed playing golf, attending concerts, cruising, traveling, and attending Naval Academy Reunions. Services to be held at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to City Ballet of San Diego, or the San Diego Symphony.
USNA[Canberra(CAG-2);Willard Keith(DD-775)];Providence(CLG-6);Sea Robin(SS-407); Nat Greene(SSBN-636B); GMS Dam Neck; Naval Advisory Group,Viet Nam; Okinawa(LPH-3); OIC FLTAC Corona;OIC NWS Fallbrook
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