James Lowe

Oct. 12, 1978-Aug. 31, 2018

James Laughlin Lowe,

39, Minot area floral

designer, died on Friday,

August 31, 2018 at the

Roger Maris Cancer

Center of Sanford Hospi-

tal in Fargo. He was diag-

nosed with Mantle Cell

Lymphoma less than two

weeks earlier.

James was born on Oc-

tober 12, 1978 in Minot to

Philip and Jennifer (Ross

Janes) Lowe. He attended

Sunnyside Elementary

School, Jim Hill Middle

School, graduated from

Minot High School in

1997 and from Tulane

University- New Orleans

in 2002.

His passion was always

the floral design part of

the family business,

Lowe’s Floral and Garden

Center. During and after

college he worked for

several floral shops in

New Orleans. Following

graduation, James re-

turned to Minot for a year

while he studied and test-

ed for his accreditation

with the American Insti-

tute of Floral Designers.

After being accepted into

membership with AIFD

he worked for three years

as the head designer of a

floral shop in Roanoke,

VA. He returned to Minot

in 2007 to manage the

floral shop at Lowe’s.

James was active in the

LGBT community, North

Dakota State Floral Asso-

ciation, American Insti-

tute of Floral Designers as

well as working with the

Domestic Violence Crisis

Center and the Second


James is survived by

his father and stepmother:

Philip and Karol Lowe of

Minot and several aunts,

uncles and cousins. He

was preceded in death by

his mother Jennifer Lowe

and grandparents: James

and Clarice Lowe as well

as Fred and Barbara Janes.

Memorial Booksigning:

Thursday, September 6,

2018 from 3:30 p.m. to

5:30 p.m. in Thomas Fam-

ily Funeral Home, Minot.

Celebration of James’

Life: Thursday, Sep-

tember 6, 2018 from 7:00

p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the

Lowe’s Floral and Garden

Center Greenhouse.

Those wishing to sign

the online memorial regis-

ter or share memories and

condolences are invited to

use the expressions of

sympathy section at