A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at American Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 from 8:30 AM until 10:45 AM.
Mary Frances deVargas Lowrey, a cherished piano player and teacher, passed away peacefully at her residence in Shreveport on July 8, 2023, at the age of 78 due to a lengthy illness. She was born on July 10, 1944, to Frances and Richard deVargas of Natchitoches. She was a graduate of Natchitoches High and attended Northwestern State University. She was an active member of the Catholic Church and involved in numerous charitable and civic organizations. Mary Frances enjoyed entertaining and hosting many guests in her home over the years. She was a talented pianist and dedicated her life to her musical passions, inspiring countless students with her talent and nurturing their love for music. In 1975 Mary Frances married her love Louis Lowrey and were married for 45 years until his death.
She is survived by her loving children Jackie Hill (Trey), Francie Ingram Stinnett (Pat), and Denny Lowrey. Mary's legacy lives on through her grandchildren: Andrea, Rachael, Brennan, Garrett, Caleb, Logan, Lark, and Jaxon.
She is reunited in heaven with her parents Richard and Frances deVargas; her beloved husband, Louis Lowrey; her brother, Dickey deVargas; son-in-law, Jay Ingram; and grandson, Grant Ingram.
Mary will be fondly remembered for her beautiful melodies and the impact she made on those around her.