|Catalog Number||WF 4105|
Betty Lowman graduated as valedictorian from Anacortes High School in 1931. She was born Beatrice Annette Lowman on July 31, 1914, to Raymond Baer Lowman and his wife, Jean.Betty was named for her father's mother, Beatrice, and was the granddaughter of Will and Beatrice Lowman; Will Lowman built the White Crest Cannery in 1901. Betty's family lived at 1317 5th Street. She gained fame for swimming the Guemes Channel at age 14 in 1928, and for canoeing solo to Alaska in 1937. Her canoe, BIJABOJI, is part of the museum collection at the Maritime Heritage Center in Anacortes. She married Neil Carey in Seattle on December 26, 1941; they are living in Sandspit, British Columbia, in the Queen Charlotte Islands as of May 2010.
Betty Lowman Carey died in 2011, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada
|Collection||Wallie Funk Collection|
Place - Anacortes, WA
|Credit line||Donated by Wallie Funk, Wallie Funk Collection|
LOWMAN, Beatrice Annette "Betty" [CAREY]