Geraldine Paxton

Geraldine Paxton, M.D.

Thursday, July 5th, 1928 - Saturday, June 8th, 2019
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D. Geraldine Paxton, MD, 90, passed away on June 8, 2019. She was born on July 5, 1928 in Clarksburg, West Virginia to Ihla Collins and Stewart C. Paxton. Dr. Paxton graduated from Shawnee High School, University of Louisville College of Arts and Sciences, and the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1953. She married her fellow classmate, Ferrell C Lowrey, Jr., MD in 1954. She subsequently completed a pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital in Louisville. From 1959-1960, she was the Director of Communicable Disease Control for Louisville/Jefferson County Health Department. She then began her private practice in pediatrics, serving the Jeffersontown area for 50+ years. She served on numerous hospital committees. As an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, she enjoyed being a preceptor for medical students, nurse practitioner students, and medical assistants who would rotate through her office.
Dr. Paxton enjoyed many interests. For many years, she was an avid ice skater and was a member of the “Moms on Ice” competitive drill team at Gardiner Lane Ice Skating Rink. This led to an appearance on the “To Tell The Truth” game show in the 1970’s. She participated on a hot air balloon chase team for awhile. And she loved flower gardening. In her later years, she enjoyed times spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years. Dr. Ferrell C. Lowrey, Jr. MD, and her grandson Paxton Lee Lowrey. She is survived by her children, Ferrell C. “Bo” Lowrey, III (Kathryn); Gerlinda L. Lowrey; Liana L. Lowrey; Lauren Lowrey (Renee); grandchildren, Christopher L. Pearson; Galen F. Lowrey; Rosalyn R. Churchman; and Ihla M. Lowrey; and great-granddaughter Presley Jo Pearson.
Dr. Paxton’s family will always remember her endless energy, her dedication to her patients, her unwavering loyalty to friends, her generosity to all, and her unconditional love for her family. She will be so missed.
Visitation will be Monday June 17th from 3-7pm at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd. Funeral Service will be 1 pm Tuesday at the Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to Kosair Charities in her name.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 17th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, June 17th, 2019 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home
    Address Not Available
  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 1:00pm
    Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home
    3331 Taylorsville Rd.
    LOUISVILLE, KY 40205
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 |
    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
    Cave Hill Cemetery
    701 Baxter Avenue
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Marie (Bolton) Turner & Family, Kim (1971), Connor (1997), and Cagney (2000) Horn, and others have sent flowers to the family of Geraldine Paxton, M.D..
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JoAnne Taheri

Posted at 10:25am
She was a wonderful person and physician! Will miss her on this earth, but God's got a great one up there!

Deonna Williams

Posted at 10:50am
So sorry to hear that this wonderful person has left us! We will pray for the family. Just know that se left a great legacy as a wonderful person and a great physician. She was my pediatrician as well as my 2 children. Growing up in Jeffersontown we were blessed to have this gracious person. Thanks be to God for having her on this earth and in our life!

Marie (Bolton) Turner & Family

Posted at 10:27am
Dr Paxton gave loving pediatric care to me. I still think of her when my children are seen in the Jtown office. May her memory and legacy comfort you.
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Kim (1971), Connor (1997), and Cagney (2000) Horn

Posted at 10:00am
To Renee and family with our deepest sympathy. She took great care of us for many years. A truly wonderful woman
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Posted at 09:07am
Renee and family, Sending our condolences in the loss of a very special lady and an amazing doctor who will always hold a special place in our hearts
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