Lowell G. Gilbraith, 69, West Fargo passed away Monday, June 14 in his home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Lowell was born May 22, 1941 to Gordon and June (Eldred) Gilbraith in Minot, ND. Lowell graduated from Fargo Central high school in 1959 before pursuing a teaching degree at NDSU. Lowell married Joyce (Larson) Gilbraith in First Lutheran Church, Fargo in 1960.

 Lowell worked at EPCO during college where he made .90 cents/hour before moving to Cass Clay Creamery on a pay raise to $2.00/hr.

Lowell started working for Janesville Auto Transport in 1969. He worked there for 30 years before retiring in 1999. Lowell then moved back to Fargo with Joyce upon retirement.

Lowell raised racing pigeons, loved car racing, hunting, fishing and restoring old cars (especially his 1958 Chevy Impala.)

He is survived by his wife Joyce, West Fargo ND, children; Peggy Gilbraith, Battle Mountain NV, Andrea Sandoval, West Fargo ND, seven grandchildren; Jordan Newgard, Battle Mountain NV, Andrew Newgard, Altoona PA, McKenzie Newgard, Mohall ND, Sam Sandoval, JJ Sandoval, Stone Sandoval, Janey Sandoval, all of West Fargo ND, brother, Warren (Sharon) Gilbraith, Tucson AZ, Dale (Kristy) Gilbraith, Fargo ND, sister, Debbie (Tom) Bolton, AZ, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Jimmy Gilbraith, and daughter, Laurie Newgard.

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  1. Norman OKI was shocked to hear of Lowell’s passing. I had no idea he had been ill and express my deepest sympathy to the entire family, especially to his wife and children. May God comfort you and wrap his arms around you during your grieving.

  2. Frazee MN
    Dear Joyce and family,
    I was heart sick to see that Lowell had died. I had no idea you were in ND
    , or that he was ill. I am so very sorry. Jeff lives in Mpls and e-mailed me to see if it was “our Lowell Gilbraith”. Our family has so many wonderful memories of your entire family.

    My deepest sympathy to you, Joyce and the girls and grand kids. I am so very sorry for your loss. I would love to see you. I live at the lake, sold my business and house in Fargo last year. I lost Gary in Feb last year.

    Tons of love and hugs to all

  3. Minot North Dakota
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with your loss. If you are ever in Minot and would like a place to stay you are always welcome and we have lots of room. Take care and let us know if we can help in any way.
    Barry and Mariane Myaer

  4. Plymouth MN
    Lowell and I go back many years…in Fargo, ND
    . My last visit with him was at our 45th Fargo Central High reunion…we talked about our bike ride to Wynmere, ND
    …in ’56. What an adventure…on the spur of the moment. Lowell was a good friend..only wish we had connected more often. Please accept my sincere thoughts and prayers at this time…sorry I can not be there to celebrate his life with you. Bless you!

  5. Joyce and family, I loved the obituary. I know that sounds dumb but it was so Lowell! Some of the best times of my childhood was when Lowell and Warren would come to Loraine. All of us kids worshipped them. They had more tricks and fun up their sleaves. Never a dull moment. I don’t know why he (all of you) have had to endure so much. I am thinking of you! Keep in touch. Love, Gail

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